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HHH speaks on McMahon, homelife, wrestling as a show and more

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Trips on The New York Post page six, interesting read:

Wrestler Paul "Triple H" Levesque stars in the new film "The Chaperone." Nice for him, but who knew what to call him? Do I say, "So, why you in movies, Triple H?"

Anyway, for short I said, "So why you in movies, Triple?"

"We shot in New Orleans areas that still aren't depressed, like the downtown French Quarter, which is OK," he said, "Many reasons to go there. They give tax incentives, and I'd been there with World Wrestling Entertainment.

"Our story, about a robbery, was even written there. I enjoy performing, and in this my character goes to prison, made mistakes, lost contact with the wife and kids, wants back. She wants nothing to do with him so he ends up a junior chaperone among teachers on a high school field trip. My part's character-driven. The film's low-budget."

Right. Like how would I ever figure that.

"Vince McMahon runs the WWE. I'm married to his daughter seven years. We live in Connecticut with three girls -- 4½, 2½ and 6 months. I'm 41. Still wrestling. It's very physical. I've had injuries, like torn quads off my biceps and thighs. People believe the sport's fake and nothing hurts. Listen, doesn't hurt any the less when a 350-pound guy jumps on you. Ten years from now I want to be able to pick up my kids.

"I'm also a WWE executive. I'm a wrestling fan. As a boy I watched it on TV with my father. At 20, I met a guy and the rest is history. Right away you get a flashy trick name so you're a superhero come to life. Nobody pays $20 to see his next-door neighbor.

"Wrestling's made me rich. Very.

"But everyone's surprised that a wrestler can be not only talented but also articulate. Listen, we're theater actors. Bad guy versus good guy. It's a show. We're onstage telling a story through our actions."

Since Linda McMahon ran for Connecticut's open Senate seat, I asked about the McMahons.

"The WWE financed this movie. Both McMahons love the grandchildren. Come around all the time. Take them to school. Their house even has sleepovers. I did appearances and campaign rallies for my mother-in-law. She's great and staying politically involved. Lieberman's not running again so she can try once more in 2012."
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