Triple H Recalls The Beginning Of His Friendship With Motötorhead’s Lemmy

One of the most important aspect of a professional wrestler’s persona is his entrance music. It’s the signal that lets the world know that he is coming, and a good song can often enhance the character with only a few chords and words. Hulk Hogan’s legacy certainly would not have been as great had he not had “Real American” playing over the speakers every time he ripped his shirt off, and the likes of the Ultimate Warrior, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, the Undertaker, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the Rock all had distinct music that perfectly complimented their huge personalities.

As far as entrance themes go, Triple H has one of the best. His tune, “The Game,” is one of the more savage entries on the WWE playlist, which is owed to the fact that Motörhead recorded the track for him. Over the course of his career, Triple H (whose real name is Paul Levesque) has become friends with Motöorhead frontman and rock legend Lemmy Kilmister (Triple H appeared on a Motörhead album back in 2002 and often introduces the band in concert). After recording “The Game,” Lemmy was also drafted into recording two more songs for Triple H (the theme song for his faction Evolution and “King of Kings,” a new twist on Triple H’s character). What began as a professional relationship turned into a personal one.

“Years ago I was making a transition to becoming this bad guy, and they wanted me to change my music. We had our music guy Jim Johnston working on it, and it wasn’t the sound I wanted,” Triple H explained to MTV News. “I kept saying, ‘I want it more raw, more gritty,’ and I kept saying, ‘Think Motörhead, think Motörhead.’ So finally Jim was like, ‘Why don’t we just get Motörhead to do it?’ They were into it, and they did the song for me, and they came to one of the shows, and Lem and I just hit it off. They’ve played me to the ring a few times.”

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Triple H — who just made his return to WWE’s weekly “Raw” show (he’ll face the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVII on Sunday, April 3) and currently stars in “The Chaperone” (which hits DVD and Blu-Ray next week) — says he is taking more and more steps away from the ring for the sake of handling more behind-the-scenes operations at WWE, but he also said that Lemmy will never hang up the spurs. “Lemmy will never stop,” he said. “That guy hates being home.”