Triple H is a 14-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and is married to Stephanie McMahon, daughter of Vince McMahon, the owner of WWE. His talent as an athlete, his success as a performer, and if we’re being honest, maybe most importantly, his marital status, have all combined to make him perhaps the most important figure in the wrestling world today, and certainly one of the most important wrestlers of the past few decades.
Hunter Hearst Helmsley debuted in WWE in early 1995. He started at the very bottom, wrestling hog farmers in slop matches, but before long he was on top of the card, winning his first WWE World Championship in 1999. His career has only gone to greater heights since then, winning over a dozen more titles in the ring, and being named WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative in his corporate life. The more successful a person becomes, the more well known information about their life can get, but there are still a few facts about the early life of the man actually named Paul Levesque, which may come as a surprise to fans, new and old.
15 He Started As A Bodybuilder
14 He Was Trained By A Legend
13 His Name When He Debuted Was Terrible
12 His First Partner Was Perry Saturn
11 He Worked For WCW
10 He Almost Wasn't "HHH"
9 The Pedigree Almost Broke A Neck
8 His Kingdom Was Delayed
7 He Was The Second WWE Grand Slam Winner
6 He Lived With Chyna
5 He's Tried His Hand At Acting
4 He's In Charge of NXT
3 He Was Close Friends With Lemmy
2 He Started A Charity
1 He's The Most Consistently Hated Wrestler Ever
Triple H has won the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Award for the Most Hated Wrestler five times, more than any other performer in the magazine’s nearly 40-year existence. He also won PWI’s Most Hated Wrestler of the Decade, 2000-2009. The Game also won overall Wrestler of the Decade for those same years. PWI is not officially affiliated with WWE or any other major wrestling company, and as such is generally viewed as a (sometimes kayfabe upholding, but) genuine source of information when it comes to actual fan reaction to pro wrestling. By winning the award more than any other performer, Triple H proves that fans actually love to hate him, and have secretly loved watching him stay on top for all these years.
Sources: WWE, <em>Making The Game: Triple H’s Approach To a Better Body</em>, Flex Magazine,
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