DALLAS — Paul “Triple H” Levesque entered the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame Wednesday in Dallas. The Hall of Fame honors distinguished people who got their start at their local Boys & Girls Club.
Levesque was enshrined alongside six other inductees: WNBA star Skylar Diggins, MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, actor Anthony Anderson, Dr. Dante Lauretta and Dr. Philip Schein.
After pitching a movie involving all seven inductees saving the earth from a meteor, Levesque talked about the lessons the Nashua, N.H., Club instilled in him.
“I’m a big believer that life is just a series of journeys that you make. When you’re young, you make those journeys and you fly away from your nest, your base, your anchor. You take the little challenge and adventure, then you run back to the nest and see what happens. Depending on the encouragement you get, or don’t get — the pat on the back you get, told whether you can do it or you can’t — it depends on how you handle the next challenge and the next adventure. For many kids, the Boys & Girls Club is that base. It’s that foundation and that anchor that encourages them and pats them on the back.”
He proceeded to thank the BGCA for helping so many WWE Superstars, who were also Club members. You can watch his full speech on Facebook.
Levesque debuted in WWE in 1995 and has gone on to capture 14 World Championships in addition to becoming a successful executive within the company. He joined WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, who entered the BGCA Hall of Fame in 2015.