11 Awful Names WWE Wrestlers Rejected

5. Triple H - Reginald DuPont Helmsley

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Triple H is an utterly ridiculous name for a wrestler. If you were a new pair of eyes to the product, you would wonder just what the heck it means, and it would take a quiet nudge and whispering of the words 'Hunter Hearst Helmsley' from an older viewer to clear the mud. Saying that, Hunter Hearst Helmsley doesn't exactly scream 'professional wrestler' either.

It is a whole lot better than Reginald DuPont Helmsley however, the original name that Jean-Paul Levesque was offered upon arriving in the WWE way back when. RDH is a far less threatening acronym too, as it usually refers to a Registered Dental Hygienist, and dentists and wrestling simply don't mix. Just ask Kane.

Reginald is not the name of an imposing anything, and the man who would become the King of Kings quickly tried to move away from the name. Alliteration was the way forward, and Reginald DuPont Helmsley soon became Hunter Hearst Helmsley.


Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.