Paul Levesque (48), otherwise known by fans around the world as Triple H or by his other Ring name “The Game,” may take over 72-year-old Vince McMahon WWE empire. According to a recent report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, McMahon is already ceding some control of the company to Triple H, at least in part so McMahon can focus on the relaunch of the XFL in 2020
Since 2013, the 1.93m Triple H, who is married to Vince’s daughter Stephanie in 2003, is the WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, the founder and senior producer of NXT as well as one of the greatest professional wrestling legends of all time. In NXT, the primary focus of the product is simple: Wrestling. Triple H has done a fantastic job of finding the perfect blend of wrestling and entertainment in NXT, which is typically one of the most viewed shows on the WWE Network each week.
Levesque, under the ring name Terra Ryzing, began his professional wrestling career in the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) in 1992. In 1995 Levesque moved to WWF where he became Hunter Hearst Helmsley and later Triple. Levesque has always been very different from the other wrestlers. Known for being very studious and under control. He didn’t drink or do drugs. Having had a lot of success with the development of his brand and had created a huge as well as loyal fanbase. He has also developed popular superstars like Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe to name a few. The New Hampshire native was first trained by Killer Kowalski back in the day. Triple H is also still active in the ring, although he wrestles a lot less than he did during his prime, and is set to take on The Undertaker for the last time ever at WWE Super Show-Down at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Australia on October 6.
Triple H has also been credited with the women’s revolution in WWE. He started recruiting elite athletes from all over the world, both male and female and then started training the female Superstars the same way as the men. He gave them the equal opportunity to tell stories in the ring, which resulted in a considerable groundswell of our audience chanting for our women wrestlers. Before Triple H taking over, WWE’s history with its female superstars have typically served as eye candy, and it wasn’t until recently that they started being portrayed as legitimate, highly skilled athletes.
The 14-time world champion’s character and professionalism are the traits that make him the heir apparent to Vince’s promotion instead of Stephanie, as she is more of the face of the company and Shane prefers to be a TV character.