In WWE, Triple H gained industry fame after co-founding the influential D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the "Attitude Era" in the 1990s. After winning his first WWF Championship in 1999, he became a fixture of the company's main event scene, and was widely regarded as the best wrestler in North America by the turn of the millennium.
Triple H has headlined several major WWE pay-per-view events, closing the company's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, seven times. Triple H has also won a number of championships in his career, being a five-time Intercontinental Champion, a three-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team Championship reigns, and one Unified WWE Tag Team Championship reign), a two-time European Champion, and a fourteen-time world champion, making him the seventh Triple Crown Champion and the second Grand Slam Champion.
He is also a two-time Royal Rumble match winner, and a King of the Ring tournament winner. Later in his career, Triple H gained notability for his behind-the-scenes work at WWE, founding the developmental branch NXT, and gaining praise for his business acumen in professional wrestling.
During the first episode of Corey Grave’s After the Bell, HHH spoke about NXT’s live era: “I’m excited [with] where we are. It’s a funny thing. First of all, did you ever think we’d get to this point? … And all the steps that it took it along the way to getting it where it is, is very cool to see.
But I’m thrilled with where it is. There’s a lot of speculation and a lot of conversation made about, ‘Oh, the Wednesday Night War and what they’re doing, what we’re doing.’ Look, it’s never been about that for me.
Regardless of placement, anything else, we’re on Wednesday nights. We stayed on Wednesday nights, whether anybody wants to believe it or not. Because that was the viewing pattern, right? Wednesday nights”.