Levesque made his professional debut on March 24, 1992 in Kowalski's promotion, the International Wrestling Federation (IWF), performing as Terra Ryzing.
In July 1992, he defeated Mad Dog Richard to win the IWF Heavyweight Championship.
In his first televised match, Levesque debuted as a villain named Terror Risin', defeating Keith Cole.
His ring name was soon modified to Terra Ryzing, which he used until mid-1994, when he was renamed Jean-Paul Lévesque.
"I think in-ring-wise, Undertaker and Kevin Nash are probably the two biggest ones I watch. [In terms of] how he operates, how he carries himself, he [has] always got really good advice. He's great." Moreover, Cass, the NXT alum, indicated that he still takes Triple H's advice as "gospel" and that he tries to talk to The Undertaker as much as possible.
Yeah, but a lot of people are kind of intimidated by him. When he's around, I try to pick his brain and just try to listen to what he thinks about what I'm doing and what other people are doing because he's The Undertaker." In Cass' estimation, he and Carmella are the only couple in WWE that is not on the same brand. I think we're the only couple on [WWE] TV that isn't on the same brand if I'm correct.
If Cass had a dime for every day off he could spend with 'The Princess Of Staten Island', the NYU Violet would have very few dimes indeed.
In 1997, he co-founded the influential D-Generation X stable, which became a major element of the WWF's "Attitude Era".
After winning his first WWF Championship and beginning a storyline marriage with Stephanie Mc Mahon in 1999, Triple H became a fixture of the company's main event scene.