GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Greenwich’s Paul Michael Levesque!
Paul Michael Levesque, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 45 on Sunday. The business executive, professional wrestler, actor, and former bodybuilder was born July 27, 1969, in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Paul Michael Levesque is better known by his ring name, Triple H. He began his professional wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation under the ring name Terra Ryzing in 1992. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1994. In 1995, he moved to the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), where he became Hunter Hearst Helmsley and, later, Triple H. In 1997, he co-founded the influential D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the WWF's "Attitude Era." After winning his first WWF championship, he became a regular main event wrestler. From 2010 onwards, Triple H began wrestling on a part-time basis. In mid-2013, he began a storyline in which he and Stephanie McMahon were portrayed as unctuous, judgmental WWE co-owners dubbed "The Authority." In his WWE career, Triple H has held 23 championships, including the WWF/WWE Championship on eight occasions and the World Heavyweight Championship on five occasions. He was the winner of both the 1997 King of the Ring tournament and the 2002 Royal Rumble. He has wrestled in the main event of Wrestle Mania, WWE's flagship pay-per-view, on five occasions. Outside of professional wrestling, he has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the WWE Studios production The Chaperone. He is the executive vice president (talent/live events/creative) of the New York Stock Exchange-traded professional wrestling promotion WWE.