A former WWE star revealed he mistakenly received VIP treatment due to having Triple H’s same initials.
Paul “Triple H” Levesque is one of the most powerful men in the professional wrestling industry, currently working as the WWE Chief Content Officer.
Since finding himself in a key position following his marriage to Stephanie McMahon in 2003, The Game has been part of management and the WWE roster before making the full time transition.
Before being released from the company in 2008, Paul London spent five years in WWE as an active competitor and held tag team gold as well as the Cruiserweight Championship.
In a new interview with Wrestling Then And Now, London revealed that he has the same first and middle name as Triple H. He also has the same initials as the multi-time world champion. Revealing that those similarities led to him mistakenly receiving VIP treatment on some WWE tours, London said:
“Funny enough he and I have the same initials. Like our first and middle name are the same. But our initials are PML. Our first two names are Paul Michael.”
“The only difference is just our last names. But they both start with an L. So, when we’d travel overseas, I found myself getting all these extravagant rooms.”
London continued on to add some further details to his mistaken special treatment, saying:
“I remember in South Africa. We were down in Cape Town and I had like this bungalow like out in the jungle or something away from the main building and I had Brian [Kendrick] and I can’t remember, maybe Jimmy Yang, came over and they’re like, ‘what the hell?!'”
“I’m like, ‘what? Your rooms aren’t like that?’ They’re like, ‘no!’ And I was like, ‘well, stick with me guys.’ But like I kept getting these crazy rooms and then later on I was walking down the hallway.”
“I can’t remember where this. This is some other tour and Hunter was like like, ‘how you like them rooms London?’ I was like, ‘oh, no.’ He goes, ‘don’t worry about it. [laugh]’ And he walked off.”
Here’s a recap of what happened on the May 8 episode of WWE Raw:
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis
Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted
Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser
Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa
Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross
Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
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