10 rare photos of Triple H you may not have seen
Triple H is one of the greatest superstars that the WWE has ever produced. Trained by Killer Kowalski, Triple H started to make a name for himself in WCW first of all as Terra Ryzing (a play on terrorising…get it?). After evolving his gimmick into more of a blue-blood character, he made the jump to the WWE where he would become one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time.
Multiple World Championships, a King of the Ring win, a Royal Rumble win and the ability to tell a story in the ring in a way which many can no longer do are just a few of the reasons we love the King of Kings.
Triple H has recently been performing on the UK tour in place of Roman Reigns due to the meningitis virus that has been making the rounds in the locker room. He has shown that he still has what it takes, but there is no doubt that Triple H’s career as a wrestler and destroyer is pretty much over, barring these special occasions.
You are much more likely to see Triple H the creator nowadays, suited and booted and driving NXT to be the biggest global wrestling brand behind the WWE.
Triple H has certainly had a storied career and I have trawled the Internet collecting 10 rare photos of Triple H you may not have seen before, so let’s get started!
#10 The picture of innocence
Who is that young handsome fella? Why, it’s Triple H, the man that would become the Sledgehammer wielding maniac and authority figure we now know and love.
This is a very early picture of Triple H, the earliest I could find in fact. Real name pictured here, Paul Levesque; little did anyone know that he would become a huge box office draw.
He actually looks a little like Vince McMahon in the picture. The hair helps a lot with this lookalike. However, he has a humongous smile beaming across his face, which, as his wrestling career would progress, would slowly turn into a scowl as he attempted to intimidate opponents.
Having taken up the gym when he was 14, it’s likely that short-haired Triple H was already starting to gain a bit of muscle in the picture shown here. It’s hard to tell as it is just a portrait shot. It’s quite strange to see Triple H in such a rare pose. One can’t quite imagine him before he made a name for himself in the wrestling business.