It's only a matter of time before 13 time WWE World champ Triple H (aka WWE Vice President Paul Levesque) enters the WWE Hall of Fame. But that day isn't here yet. Today is the day for Hunter to join the International Sports Hall of Fame!
Here's the press release sent out by WWE:
PAUL "TRIPLE H®" LEVESQUE TO BE INDUCTED INTO 2015 INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HALL OF FAME
STAMFORD, CONN., January 8, 2015 - Paul "Triple H" Levesque, WWE® Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative and 13-time World Champion in WWE, will be inducted into the 2015 International Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
Levesque will join the class of 2015, which includes 5-time world boxing champion Evander Holyfield, 8-time Ms. Olympia bodybuilding champion Lenda Murray, martial artist and world renowned movie star Michael Jai White, 11-time world kickboxing champion Don Wilson and world powerlifting champion Ed Coan.
"We are excited for Paul "Triple H" Levesque to headline the International Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 for his accomplishments both in and out of the WWE ring," said Dr. Bob Goldman, Founder, ISHOF. "In addition to being inducted as one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time, Paul will be recognized for the work he has done as a WWE executive, becoming the first executive inducted into the Hall of Fame."
"It is an honor to join some of the world's greatest athletes and be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame," said Levesque. "These men and women have reached the pinnacle of their sport or athlete endeavor, and I am humbled to join them on stage at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival."
The International Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit foundation established to honor world-class athletes and is part of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival, the world's largest annual sports weekend, hosting 150,000 attendees and more than 18,000 competing athletes.
Members of the International Sports Hall of Fame include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino, two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin and NBA Hall of Famer Earl Monroe.
I had never heard of this Hall or the Schwarzenegger Sports Festival until reading this, but it seems like a nice piece of publicity as WWE and Trips continue their never-ending quest for legitimacy.
Congrats to Mr. Levesque. Thoughts Cagesiders?