Promoting WrestleMania XXIX at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, appeared on WHEB-FM’s “The Morning Buzz.” During the radio interview, he explained that he cut off his trademark ponytail in September because wearing it on a daily basis in the corporate environment had become an increasing nuisance.
“To be honest, the hair actually didn’t have that much to do with the corporate position as much as it did with… For years when I was wrestling and I wore my hair down all the time—I’d go through airports whenever I let my hair down, it didn’t matter—and just in that [corporate] environment I was wearing my hair up all the time. It just got to be such a pain that for the last year and a half I’ve been dying to cut it off. It just started to become the bane of my existence, my hair every day, and I never wore it down; I just couldn’t wait for the time when I could finally get rid of it,” Levesque explains.
“And it’s the weirdest thing. To me, it wasn’t that big of a deal and I didn’t really put that much thought into it, but then I literally did it in the morning, drove to the office, there was a couple of people outside, I took a few pictures as I was walking in, and I went inside. I got upstairs, it wasn’t even ten minutes later, and someone came up, “Dude, you’re all over TMZ that you cut your hair.”
The audio interview is available here.