Triple H started his career in bodybuilding and went on to become one of the most influential wrestlers of all time. Come on! I mean, who doesn’t know Triple H? Even the people who don’t watch wrestling are fans of The Game. He debuted in the WCW as a villain named Terror Risin’. Moving to the WWE in 1992, he changed his name to HHH or Triple H. He became famous during the Attitude Era and was a founding member of one of the most dominant groups of them all, D-Generation X. Later he formed another dominant faction, Evolution, alongside Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton.
Nowadays, he performs more outside the ring than inside. He is the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations. On screen, he is the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE. The Game has always been portrayed as a villain. The aristocrat gimmick that he played during the beginning of his career hasn’t changed much; instead, he went on to marry his boss’s daughter. He is liked by many and hated by many, but there is no denying the fact that he has been a key player in the WWE for a long time. Being Vince’s right hand man, he’ll continue to run the development system. He has a major say in everything WWE does and, along with his wife Stephanie, Triple H will continue to influence the running of the WWE for decades to come.
10. Greater Winning Percentage Than the Undertaker in Hell in a Cell
The Undertaker and Triple H have participated in Hell in a Cell on numerous occasions out of the 23 times it has come into play. These 2 wrestlers are, by far, the most experienced when it comes to a match in the Cell, making them clear veterans. Although The Undertaker has fought more inside the cage, having competed in 12 Hell in a Cell matches and winning 6, Triple H has had more victories in his 9 competitions. The facts state that Triple H has more probability of winning than the Undertaker. The Undertaker had his debut in a Hell in a Cell match at King of the Ring 1998, facing Mankind. Triple H, on the other hand, had his first in 2000, when he defended the WWE Champion Cactus Jack.
9. He Was in the Longest Hell in a Cell Match
Triple H competed with Shawn Michaels in 2004 at Bad Blood. The two entered the Cell and wrestled in a match that holds the record for the longest Hell in a Cell Match in history. Both fought on par with each other. The match lasted for close to 50 minutes (47:26) before Triple H pinned Michaels, ending their once-bitter rivalry. After the match, Jim Ross tried to improve ties between Shawn Michaels and Triple H. As Michaels and Triple H extended their hands to shake, Kane came out attacking Michaels, and crushed his throat with a wedged chair. Michaels was then taken to the hospital for medical attention. The fascinating world of wrestling! No wonder they changed the name of the organization from the World Wrestling Federation to World Wrestling Entertainment.
8. Longest Total Royal Rumble Time
Triple H stands at the top of the list with the longest cumulative time spend in Royal Rumble, spending 3:51:32. He is followed his friend Shawn Michaels in second place at 3:42:30. Triple H is also 4th on the list of the longest time spent in a single Royal Rumble, spending 1:00:09 at the 2006 Royal Rumble. In 8 entries, Triple H has eliminated a total of 28 wrestlers. His illustrious career in the WWE is supported by his figures in one of the most prestigious events in WWE history. Triple H also won the 2002 Royal Rumble and went on to compete with Chris Jericho for the Undisputed WWF Championship Title at WrestleMania X8.
7. Ranked as the #1 Wrestler Twice
Triple H is a very famous name in the WWE. He might not be as legendary as The Undertaker, Sting or Hulk Hogan, but he does have his own persona. He is not technically as strong as Bret Hart nor does he have any highflying moves, but his elegant nature and stage presence make up for his lack of skills. With a good track record, his ability to capture the eye of the crowd, and for his entertaining matches, PWI ranked him #1 on the PWI 500 Top Wrestlers list in 2000 and 2009. In 2000, his feud with Kurt Angle was awarded the Feud of the Year, so was his feud with Randy Orton in 2009. Apart from this, the Most Hated Wrestler of the Decade Award (2000–2009) was also awarded to Triple H by PWI.
6. Most WrestleMania Losses
Triple H has the worst record in WrestleMania. He has lost 10 matches in a total of 19 appearances. His first ever match in WrestleMania was against The Ultimate Warrior, which turned out to be a losing course for The Game. Triple H then continued to win the next 2 appearances against Owen Hart and Goldust, followed by a loss at the hands of Kane and then The Undertaker. He then won alternate appearances, finally going on a losing streak by losing 3 consecutive showdowns at WrestleMania. His next win was against Randy Orton at WrestleMania 25 and against Shamus at WrestleMania 26 before going into a plunge against The Undertaker. His most recent faceoff was against Sting during his WrestleMania debut.
5. Featured in 10 Films and TV Series
Triple H has starred in many Hollywood movies. His most notable appearance was in Blade: Trinity, where he played the role of a vampire. No wonder the gates of Hollywood are open for this talented WWE superstar. Triple H was able to establish himself in Blade: Trinity opposite Wesley Snipes. He made a great impression with his guest roles on The Bernie Mac Show, The Drew Carey Show, and Grown Ups. His most recent venture was Scooby-do! WrestleMania Mystery, where he voiced his own character. Triple H has also released a fitness video, WWE Power Series. Speculations are that he will go on starring in more movies.
4. Million Dollar Salary
In 2013, Triple H earned a combined salary of over $1.5 million. This included his salary from his office job and as a wrestler. Triple H holds multiple roles in the WWE industry. He is the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative since 2013. Before this, he worked as an Executive Senior Advisor and was given an office in Stamford, Connecticut, at WWE headquarters. In his role as the Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, he looks after the talent relations and talent development departments. This also includes the training of performers and management of worldwide recruitment. He also owns over $1.5 million worth of stock in the WWE.
3. One Marriage, Four Children
Triple H is married to Stephanie McMahon, although he began dating Joanie “Chyna” Laurer for a brief time. The Game is one of the very few wrestlers who have only married once in their lives. Look at Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Bret Hart, and many other such wrestlers. They have spent more on their divorce settlements than they have earned. Triple H, on the other hand, was lucky to have married Stephanie. She is the daughter of the boss, Vince McMahon. The couple began dating in 2000, they were engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2003, and were married on October 25, 2003. The couple has four daughters. Big posts, great money, a beautiful wife, and a lifetime job are all that The Game could have asked for.
2. Net Worth: $25 million
Triple H’s earnings in 2013 were close to $2.5 million. He earns around $1.9 million annually as a wrestler, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as his income. His lucrative career in the WWE has established him financially to say the least. He has headlined WWE events, his merchandise includes hot selling items, and he is part of the talent and creative side of the WWE as well. Apart from that, he owns $1.5 million in WWE stocks. These are big earnings as compared to other wrestlers who, despite earning close to what Triple H earns and being more popular than Triple H, are struggling with their finances. This is how you stay relevant in the WWE.
1. Achievements as a Wrestler
Triple H has achieved many titles: he is the 5-time World Heavyweight Champion, a 2-time World Tag Team Champion (with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels), and WWE Tag Team Champion (with Shawn Michaels). He is also an 8-time WWF/E Champion, a 2-time WWF European Champion, and a 5-time WWF/E Intercontinental Champion. In 2002, Triple H won the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring in 1997. He is the seventh Triple Crown Champion and second Grand Slam Champion. With all these achievements, he truly is worth millions. He was also given numerous awards by PWI and Wrestler Observer Newsletter.