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                     TRIPLE H a.k.a HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY
    Table Of Contents:
    1. General Details of 'Triple H'.
    2. Biography of 'Triple H'.
    3. In-Game Stats.
    4. Move List.
    5. 'The Game Plan'(Strategies and tips).
    6. Contact Me
    7. Credits
    1. General Details of 'Triple H'
    Name:           Paul Michael Levesque
    Wrestling Name: Triple H
    Height:         6'4''
    Weight:         260(approx.)
    Hometown:       Greenwich, Connecticut
    Finisher:       The Pedigree
    Titles:         WWE Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, WWE Hardcore Champion  
                    and WORLD Heavyweight champion.
    2. Biography of 'Triple H'
    Paul Michael Levesque, the man later to become known as Triple H, was born in
    Nashua, New Hampshire on July 27, 1969 to Paul and Patricia Levesque. He grew
    up in a close-knit family, with a loving sister named Lynn, four years his
    senior. Growing up, Paul was obsessed with professional wrestling. An avid fan
    , he would watch at every opportunity, glued to the television as Hulk Hogan,
    Ricky Steamboat, Randy Savage, and his idol Ric Flair sold out arenas around 
    the world. During his high school years, he developed a love for bodybuilding,
    and spent his time developing his physique rather than participating in team
    sports, which he had little interest in. Paul was a good student, but later
    admitted to getting in trouble quite a bit for "not knowing when to keep my
    mouth shut". After graduating from Nashua High School at age 17,Paul continued
    working out and also going to school for awhile (he had an interest in graphic
    arts, and a talent for drawing), but he still wanted more than anything to
    become a professional wrestler. He worked as a consultant at health clubs in
    his area, and tried to find out how to get into the very few wrestling schools
    he knew about (but in his own words, "Nobody would tell you shit."). He won
    several regional bodybuilding competitions, and met Ted Arcidi, a wrestler
    known for his massive physique and for being the first man to bench press 400
    pounds. Arcidi introduced Paul to Walter "Killer" Kowalski,who ran a wrestling
    school in Massachusetts, not far from Paul's hometown in New Hampshire. 
    Kowalski immediately saw potential in the young six-foot, four-inch, muscular
    275-pounder, and took him on as a student. Paul caught on to wrestling at an
    impressive speed, often coming in for extra training sessions with Kowalski
    after the other students had left. In a relatively short amount of time, he
    was ready for his professional debut. In March of 1992, he had his first match
    in Kowalski's IWF independent promotion, wrestling under the name Terra Ryzing
    (Kowalski's attempt at humor... Terra Ryzing = Terrorizing, get it? Ha.) He
    would play the role of a killer heel in the IWF,capturing the IWF Championship
    and teaming with Perry Saturn to capture the IWF Tag Team Championships as 
    well. Barely a year into his career, Paul received an offer from the WWF.
    Pat Patterson, an agent for the Federation, had come up to an IWF shows and
    had been very impressed with the blonde rookie. Paul, however, knew that he
    was not even close to being ready to wrestle for a company like the WWF. He
    began trying to get into WCW, so he could learn the business better and at a
    slower pace. He received a tryout with WCW and flew down to Atlanta on his own
    expenses to make the appearance. He wrestled Keith Cole, and was told before
    the match that it would not be shown on TV. Soon after, WCW offered him a
    contract, for two years. Paul took a contract for one year, instead; he knew
    at the end of one year, he would know whether he was ready to move on to the
    next level, or if he still had a lot of work left to do. He then went home,
    and, while waiting for WCW to come up with a new character for him
    (rather than the Terra Ryzing gimmick he was wrestling under), he was
    surprised to see himself on WCW Saturday Night, wrestling in his tryout match.
    It took about half a year before WCW finally gave Paul the gimmick change they
    had promised him. Being the marketing geniuses that they always have been
    (with great characters like "Oz" and "Roadblock" in their belts), WCW realized
    that Paul's last name, Levesque, was French, and decided to give him the
    gimmick of a snobbish French aristocrat. Paul Levesque soon became known as
    Jean-Paul Levesque, and cut promos using the best French accent he could
    develop (which, as he would say later, wasn't very great). Eric Bischoff
    didn't see much promise in Paul, unfortunately, claiming that Paul just
    didn't have the charisma to become a big star. Paul was jobbed to Alex Wright,
    who was barely in his late teens, at his first (and last) WCW pay-per-view,
    Starrcade 1994. He was, however, on the verge of getting his first major push
    (set to capture the WCW Tag Titles with Steven Regal), when his contract
    started to expire. He received a call from Vince McMahon; Vince told Paul that
    he really wanted him to work for the WWF, that he would be given a good spot,
    and a better opportunity to develop his wrestling ability than he was
    receiving in WCW. Paul had to decide, bigger money, or opportunity? He picked
    the opportunity, and left WCW that spring. Paul visited the WWF backstage at
    Wrestlemania XI, getting acquainted with the locker room, and meeting the men
    who would later become his best friends in and out of the company; Kevin Nash,
    Shawn Michaels, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman (collectively known as the
    "Clique". He would debut in the WWF in May of 1995, still wrestling with the
    gimmick of a snobbish aristocrat. This time, however, the gimmick was an
    American aristocrat, hailing from Vince McMahon's own hometown of Greenwich,
    Connecticut. The character's name was Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and he would
    come to the ring wearing a tuxedo jacket, sporting a cane and a bottle of
    cologne  la Rick "The Model" Martel. Hunter's early feuds would be with men
    who were the antithesis of the Greenwich Snob character; Duke "The Dumpster"
    Droese (a garbage man), Henry Godwinn (a hog farmer from Bitters, Arkansas),
    just to name a few. He wrestled against Godwinn in a Hog Pen Match at Hershey
    Arena at an In Your House Event in late 1995; Hunter was victorious, but
    Godwinn got the last laugh at the end by dumping him into the hog pen, filled
    with dirt, hogs, and hog feces.Hunter was getting off to a good start in the
    WWF when it came to wrestling. Backstage, however, was another story. He and
    his group of friends mentioned above were considered to be a bunch of
    troublemakers, using backstage politics to get themselves and their buddies
    ahead, burying their enemies, or just causing chaos backstage with their
    immature antics. Paul was guilty by association, even if he had little
    part in the poor behavior of the older and more prominent Clique members.
    It all came to a head in May of 1996, when the contracts of Kevin Nash and
    Scott Hall expired. The two decided to head to WCW; the grass may not have
    been greener, but the money sure was. Their last matches took place at Madison
    Square Garden. Hall wrestled Hunter; after getting thrown around like a 
    rag-doll for the majority of the match, Hunter claimed the victory in the end. 
    Soon after Shawn Michaels triumphed over Kevin Nash in the cage match main
    event. Afterwards, Hunter and Scott both came down to the ring, entered the
    cage, and the four Clique members embraced each other in farewell, playing to
    the cheering crowd before leaving. Vince had okayed the Clique doing a little
    "something" at the end of the show, but to many members of WWF management, the
    "Curtain Call" (as it came to be known) had gone too far. Vince had no choice
    but to punish somebody for the incident. Hall and Nash were leaving, so
    punishing them wasn't an option. Shawn Michaels was the new WWF Champion and
    Vince's current top star; there was no way he'd be getting dumped on. Hunter
    was left holding the bag.
    For the majority of 1996 afterwards, Hunter was jobbed out to every single
    mid-carder and curtain-jerker on the WWF roster, from an over-the-hill, 
    out-of-shape Jake Roberts, to Barry Windham, Ahmed Johnson, you name them.
    Set to be the King of the Ring winner for 1996, the spot was taken from him
    and given instead to Steve Austin. Hunter was squashed by Sid Vicious in the
    first round of the Intercontinental Title tournament in August of '96. He was
    kept off of all WWF pay-per-views from June until October, when he wrestled
    and lost to Steve Austin. The night after his PPV defeat to Austin, though,
    things would turn around. Hunter captured his first WWF Intercontinental 
    Championship, from "Wildman" Marc Mero, with the help of Curt Hennig. As if to
    remind Hunter that he was still at least partially in the doghouse, he would 
    be jobbed twice while IC Champion; once to Shawn Michaels 
    (who was the World Champ), and once to Sid Vicious 
    (after Sid became World Champ a little later). He would reign as the
    IC Champion until February of 1997, when he would lose it to another young
    up-and-comer, babyface rookie Rocky Maivia. Soon after his IC Title loss, 
    Hunter gained a sidekick; a musclebound woman appeared on the scene and began
    attacked his opponents. Called "Chyna", the woman would become his bodyguard
    (and eventually his real-life girlfriend) for the next few years. In June of
    1997, Hunter would become King of the Ring, a year later than originally
    planned. His interview with Vince McMahon on his KOTR victory the next night
    on Raw was interrupted by Mankind, whom he had defeated the night before.
    Hunter would feud with Mankind for the next two months, with a double-countout
    at the July '97 In Your House in Calgary, and a loss to Mankind in a cage
    match at Summerslam in August. Things began to take an interesting turn for
    Hunter, yet again, in late summer of 1997. He would be forced into teaming
    with real-life best friend, Shawn Michaels, to wrestle the combination of
    Mankind and Undertaker. Both Shawn and Hunter feigned discontentment at having
    to team together, but the chemistry was there, and the two left together after
    Shawn splattered 'Taker into oblivion with two vicious chairshots during the
    match. Hunter began regularly appearing alongside Shawn Michaels, helping him
    beat up the Undertaker and members of the Hart Foundation. He would help HBK
    capture the European Title from British Bulldog at One Night Only. Soon after,
    Shawn began another feud with Bret Hart (which would climax with the infamous
    Survivor Series incident). In October of 1997, Shawn and Hunter, playing off
    of Bret's labeling of them as "degenerates", declared themselves to be
    "Degeneration X", and a new era was born in the WWF. The original Degeneration
    X would have countless classic moments, from a strip poker game in the middle
    of the ring, to the Merry Kissmass thong display in December, the DX
    Undertaker BBQ, the fake leg incident... for fans of Shawn and Hunter
    , this was a great time to be watching. With Shawn being forced to stop
    wrestling due to a back injury, however, Hunter took the lead role of DX after
    Wrestlemania in March of 1998. He inducted Road Dogg, Billy Gun, and X-Pac
    (Sean Waltman) as members of the new DX, and the group continued to raise hell
    for another year. That August, in a memorable ladder match against the Rock,
    Hunter would capture the Intercontinental Title for the second time.
    At Wrestlemania XIV, Triple H would turn on his DX companions and turn heel.
    He began to develop into the sledgehammer wielding bad-ass we all know today.
    As the cold-blooded killer heel, he changed his look, wearing regular
    wrestling trunks rather than pants, growing a small beard and mustache, and
    wrestling with his hair down and wet, to give him a rougher, more lethal look.
    In August of 1999, the day after Summerslam, Hunter would capture his first
    WWF World Championship, from Mankind. His first title reign would end soon
    after to none other than Vince McMahon, but he would regain it shortly
    afterwards. In December of 1999, he began a storyline as the husband of
    Stephanie McMahon, forcibly marrying her in a drive-in theater to piss off
    Vince. Steph would later reveal that she was in on it the whole time, and the
    two would dominate the WWF for over the next year, in what became known as the
    "McMahon-Helmsley Era". Stephanie and Hunter would later become a real-life
    couple after Hunter and Chyna (Joanie Laurer) broke up in early 2001.
    2000 would be Hunter's best year to this day. He put on a stellar set of PPV
    matches, from January at the Royal Rumble where he wrestled Mick Foley in a
    street fight, to May at Judgment Day where he disproved all his critics by
    going sixty minutes with Rock in an Iron Man Match that hooked the crowd from
    start to finish, to great matches with Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, and Chris
    Benoit throughout the summer and fall. Hunter was declared 2000's Wrestler of
    the Year by many wrestling sites and magazines, among them WWF.com itself.2001
    took a turn for the worst. On May 21, teaming with Steve Austin against Chris
    Benoit and Chris Jericho, Hunter suffered a torn left quadriceps muscle. He
    had surgery the next day, and worked as hard as humanly possible to come back.
    After eight months of strenuous rehab in Birmingham, being away from friends
    and family and the business that he loves, Hunter returned to an ecstatic
    crowd at Madison Square Garden on January 7th, 2002. At Wrestlemania X-8 soon
    after, he would capture the World Title from Chris Jericho. Unfortunately,
    numerous injuries since his return have kept the man known as "The Game" from
    competing at the level he did in 2000; he has dealt with pain from his freshly
    healed quadriceps, soon after that, he discovered he had a broken kneecap on
    the same leg, and wrestled through the pain. He then suffered an elbow injury
    after being hit with a chair by Undertaker, bone chips going into his elbow
    and making it impossible for him to straighten his arm the whole way. He would
    then be declared the World Heavyweight Champion by Eric Bischoff after the WWE
    Champion became a Smackdown exclusive. But a month earlier, he wrestled Shawn 
    Michaels in a Non-sanctioned(Street Fight) match which was one of the best 
    matches of the year. At Survivor Series, he lost the World Title to HBK in the
    first ever elimination chamber match. But he would regain it a month later.
    He successfully defended the title against Scott Steiner, Booker T, Kane and
    Kevin Nash and walked out of the second elimination chamber match as the
    champion after he pinned and destroyed Goldberg, with a little help from
    evolution.He would lose the title a month later to Goldberg and win it back
    two months later at Armageddon 2003. In 2004, he successfully defended his
    title against HBK in a Last man standing match which was declared a DRAW 
    after HBK hit the Sweet Chin Music on Hunter but both men were too tired to
    stand up. Hunter was carried away while HBK walked out of the arena. He lost
    the title to the year's Royal Rumble winner Chris Benoit in the first ever 
    Triple Threat match in Wrestlemania history at Wrestlemania XX. During the
    next few months, it was all about Benoit until Summerslam when Hunter's 
    fellow Evolution partner, Randy Orton beat Chris Benoit for the title after 
    hitting one of the most unique RKOs ever. Hunter regained the title a month
    later at Unforgiven . He lost an 8-man elimination tag team match at Survivor
    Series and the World Heavyweight Championship was vacated by Vince after a 
    Triple Threat match between Hunter, Benoit and Edge ended in a No Result
    situation. In 2005, Hunter regained his title for the 10th time in an 
    Elimination Chamber match at New Year's Revolution. 
    3. In-Game Stats
    Strength- 9
    Submission- 9
    Durability- 9
    Technique- 9
    Speed- 7
    Charisma- 9.5
    Overall - 94
    4. Moves
    ^  = Triangle
    X  = X
    O  = O
    [] = Square
    *Ring In Move- Triple H
    *Ring Out Move- One handstand ring out 
    *Taunt-       right analog down  - Taunt powerful 08       
    -             right analog left  - Triple H 02        
    -             right analog up    - Triple H 01
                  right analog right - Triple H 02
    *Fighting Stye- Wrestling 01
    *Walking Style- Normal
    *Running Style- Normal
    - movie - Triple H
    - moves - Triple H 
    - music - Triple H 
    			#Ready Moves#
    Attack-	    Down  X                   - Triple H 03
                Left/Right Diagonal Down  - toe kick 01
                Left  X                   - Triple H punches 01
                Left/Right Diagonal Up    - Toe Kick 02
                Up  X                     - Triple H punches 03
                Right  X                  - Back chop 04
    Submission Grapple(Down+O) - Down  +o - Snapmare & Neck lock 02 
    	                     Left  +o - Headlock 01
                                 Up    +o - Standing Crossface
                                 Right +o - Headlock Takedown
    Signature Grapple (Left+O) - Down  +o - Triple H smash
    			     Left  +o - Back chop 09
    			     Up    +o - Jumping Armbreaker 02
    			     Right +o - Suplex 09
    Power Grapple (Up+O)       - Down  +o - DDT 14
    			     Left  +o - Spinebuster 04
    			     Up    +o - Shin Breaker
    			     Right +o - Backbreaker 01
    Quick Grapple (Right+O)    - Down  +o - Head Pound 01
    			     Left  +o - Fury punch 05
    			     Up    +o - Triple H smash
    			     Right +o - Neckbreaker 11
    *Back Attack               - Down  +o - DDT 21
    			     Left  +o - Triple H low kick
    			     Up    +o - Backbreaker 08
    			     Right +o - Knee Clip
    *Edge Of The Cell          - Any Direction + o - Downward Thrust
                                 No direction + o  - Downward Thrust
    Attack-		      	    X -  Angry Stomp 	
    		  Up/Down + X -  Elbow Drop 02			
    	       Left/Right + X -  Elbow Drop 01
    Grapple-            Down  + O - Pin fall
                          up  + O - Fury punch 08/Punch to groin'
                         left + O - Ric Flair knee drop/Leg drop 10 
    		    Right + O - Headlock 04/Triple H deathlock
    Attack-                     X - Turnbuckle Clothesline 
    	    Any Direction + X - Turnbuckle Clothesline
                                X - Knee Attack 01 (When opponent is sitting)
    Grapple-            Down  + O - Chop Battle 
    		    Left  + O - Mudhole stomping 01
    		    Up    + O - Superplex 01 
    		    Right + O - Hangman chokehold 02
    Back Attack-        Down  + O - Illegal pin
    		    Left  + O - Shoulder strike
    		    Up    + O - Hanging in reverse
    		    Right + O - Hanging in reverse
                            #Rope Opponent#
    Rope Down- Any Direction + O - Elbow & Irish Whip
    Rebound Attack- Standing ^,X - Clothesline 14
                      Ground ^,X - Running leg drop
            Outside the Ring ^,X - Vaulting Body Press 02
    Jump Down Over-         [],X - Vaulting Body press 01
    Stand-              Left + X - Flying Clothesline 02
    		   Right + X - Double Axe Handle 03
    Down-                      X - Diving Elbow 
                        Down + X - Diving Elbow 
                          Up + X - Diving Elbow Drop
    Attack-                    X - Jumping Knee attack 01
               Any direction + X - Clothesline 14
    Grapple-            DOwn + O - Spear 01
                          Up + O - Head Pound 01
                              o - Triple H smash
    Counter-        up/Down + O - Back body drop 02
                  Left/right + O - Spinebuster 04
    			#Double Team#
    Stand-                     O - Double flapjack
    		    Down + O - Double DDT
                        Left + O - Double suplex
                       Right + O - Double Beat Head
                          Up + O - Double Clothesline
    turnbuckle- 	    Down + O - Double DDT 
                        Left + O - Double suplex
                       Right + O - Double beat head   
                          Up + O - Double Clothesline
    Finisher-                 L1 - Pedigree 03
              Any direction + L1 - Pedigree 02
    Favorites- Back Chop 09
    	   Clothesline 24
    	   Triple H deathlock
    weapon finisher-          L1 - DDT 29
    Combination Moves(X) -   1st - Triple H Punches 02
                             2nd - Triple H Punches 01
                             3rd - Triple H punches 03
    5. 'The Game Plan'(Strategies and tips)
    Triple H is one of the best superstars in the game not only because of his
    high overall stat but because all his stats are equally balanced. 
    Triple H's movelist contains easy-to execute as well as moderate/high impact
    moves though some of them are really a pain in the ass.
    Use Triple 's running knee attack to surprise opponents from a distance and
    as soon as they are on the ground, walk up to their head and press right+O
    to execute the Headlock 04, an automatic submission move to which opponents
    give up without having to press anything and the good part is that it can't
    be stopped, it can also be used in triple threat or fatal 4-way or tag team
    situations. Use the Pedigree to quickly get your opponent to red, I suggest
    Pedigree 03 because it takes lesser time to execute and it's harder to counter
    and it doesn't trigger the back body drop reversal animation.
    Triple H also has moves which do equal damage to the other parts of the body
    like the Arn Anderson style Spinebuster which should get them to red in almost
    no time and the Chop Block, Leg trip and the Indian deathlock variations which
    can also be used to make your opponents tap. Pushing your opponents onto the 
    Turnbuckle and then executing the typical Triple H sleeper hold is another way
    to end a well fought match provided your opponent doesn't reverse grapples
    Overall, using Triple H should be no problem and should in fact make many
    challenges and exhibition/season matches easier for you since his stats are
    perfectly balanced.
    6. Contacts:
    Name: Sundar Subramaniam
    E-Mail: talk2sundar@hotmail.com
    NOTE: A lot of guys add me on MSN and ask me whether I am Triple H. Now I know
    that this sounds stupid but it happens everytime, so I feel obliged to say
    that I AM NOT TRIPLE H. Guys, you need to grow up.... 
    7. Copyrights/Credits:
    If anyone wants to use information on ANY of my FAQs, they may do so. There's 
    no need of asking me permission by email. I PERMIT use of my FAQ by others 
    for their sites.
    Gamefaqs: For the incredible site, and taking my contributions.
    WWE: For allowing Yuke's and THQ to make and publish the game.
    triplehunleashed.com: For the biography.
    Ramiwwe: Another user whose format I used to make this FAQ.
    Hope this helps you enough.
    Copyright 2005 Sundar Subramaniam