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 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,” Dr. Bob Goldman, Founder, ISHOF, said in a release. “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.”
Levesque said: “It is an honor to join some of the world’s greatest athletes and be inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame. 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.”
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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.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience.
WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages.
WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries.
The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
For information on its global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.