Paul Michael LevesqueD.O.B: 27 July, 1969
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire
Trained By: Killer Kowalski, Jody Hamilton
Family Ties: Stephanie McMahon (Wife), Vince McMahon (Father-in-Law), Linda McMahon (Mother-in-Law), Shane McMahon (Brother-in-law)
Paul Levesque was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He began watching wrestling at the age of five, when he saw Chief Jay Strongbow.
At age fourteen, Levesque began bodybuilding because he wanted to look like the wrestlers he saw on TV.
Levesque attended Nashua South High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He graduated High School in 1987, and continued to enter several different bodybuilding competitions, eventually being crowned ‘Mr. Teenage New Hampshire’ in 1988, aged nineteen.
Whilst he was working as a manager at Gold’s Gym in Nashua, Levesque was introduced to Ted Arcidi, a world champion powerlifter, who was employed by WWE.
Levesque tried several times to get Arcidi to introduce him to former professional wrestler turned trainer Killer Kowalski. Eventually Arcici acquiesced and in 1992 Levesque enrolled at Kowalski’s wrestling school in Malden, Massachusetts.