In week 44 of the countdown to find the number one pro wrestler of the past 25 years, we take a look at No. seven, Triple H.
-Eight time WWE World Champion
-Five time WWE World Heavyweight Champion
-Five time Intercontinental Champion
-Two time WWE/World Tag Team Champion (once each with Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin)
-2002 Royal Rumble winner
-1997 King of the Ring winner
Triple H has compiled quite the career, winning 13 World Championships. While some say his marriage to the boss’s daughter has enhanced his career, there is no denying Hunter is above average in the ring and on the mic. His many memorable matches and involvement in famous pro wrestling factions (D-generation-X and Evolution) make him the logical pick for this spot on the list.
Major title time line
-Defeated Marc Mero for the Intercontinental Championship in October of 1996. He would lose the title four months later to The Rock.
-Won the 1997 King of the Ring tournament by last defeating Mankind.
-Hunter defeated Rock in a Ladder Match at Summer Slam 1998 to win his second I/C Title. He was forced to vacate the gold a month later due to a knee injury.
-Trips won his first WWE Championship in August of 1999 when he defeated Mankind. Three weeks later, he lost the strap to Vince McMahon.
He regained the WWE Title in September of 1999 by defeating The Rock, Mankind, Big Show, Kane and Davey Boy Smith for the vacant title. He lost the title two months later to Big Show here in Detroit at the Joe Louis Arena.
-Defeated Big Show in January of 2000 to win his third WWE Championship. Four months later, he dropped the gold to The Rock.
-A month later, he defeated The Rock in a One Hour Iron Man match to claim his fourth WWE Championship. A month later, he dropped the gold in a six-man tag match to Rock.
-Defeated Chris Jericho to win his third I/C Title in April of 2001.
-While the I/C/ Champion, he and Austin defeated Undertaker and Kane for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
-Less than a week later, Hunter lost the I/C Title to Jeff Hardy but regained his fourth I/C Title from Hardy six days later.
-In May of 2001, he and Austin lost the WWE Tag Team Titles to Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho.
-During the same month, HHH lost the I/C Title to Kane.
-Hunter won the 2002 Royal Rumble match.
-At Wrestle Mania 18, Hunter won his fifth WWE Championship by defeating Chris Jericho. He would lose the gold a month later to Hulk Hogan.
-Hunter won his first World Heavyweight Championship when then Raw GM Eric Bischoff awarded the title to him. He would lose the two and a half months later to Shawn Michaels in a Elimination Chamber match that also included Chris Jericho, Booker T, Rob Van Dam and Kane.
-In December of 2002, he defeated Shawn Michaels in a 3 Stages of Hell match to win back the World Hvy. Title.
-In October of 2002, Hunter defeated Kane for the I/C Title, unifying the World Hvy. And I/C Titles.
Seven months later, he dropped the gold to Bill Goldberg.
-He regained the World Hvy. Championship in December of 2003 by defeating Bill Goldberg © and Kane in a Triple Threat match. Three months later, he lost the gold to Chris Benoit at Wrestle Mania 20 in a Triple Threat match that also included Shawn Michaels.
-Won his fourth World Hvy. Championship in September of 2004 by defeating Randy Orton. Three months later, HHH was stripped of the gold after a controversial ending to match with Edge and Chris Benoit.
-In January of 2005, he defeated Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Batista and Edge in a Elimination Chamber for the vacant World Hvy. Championship. Three months later, he dropped the gold to Batista at Wrestle Mania 21.
-Hunter won his 11th World Title when he defeated Randy Orton in October of 2007. The same night, he lost the title back to Orton in a rematch.
In April of 2008, Hunter defeated Randy Orton ©, John Cena and John Bradshaw Layfield to win the WWE Championship. Seven months later, Trips lost the WWE Title to Edge in match that also involved Vladimir Kozlov.
-Hunter won his 13th and final World Championship when he defeated Edge ©, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, The Undertaker and Big Show in a Elimination Chamber match in February of 2009. Two months later, he lost the title to Randy Orton in a six man tag match.
-HHH’s last championship win came in December of 2009 when and Shawn Michaels defeating Chris Jericho and Big Show. Two months later, they lost the gold to The Miz and Big Show in a match that also included CM Punk and Luke Gallows.
Committee’s favorite match involving Triple H: vs. Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Mania 20.