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Injured Officer Who Took On London Bridge Attackers Given WWE World Championship Belt

An off-duty police officer who helped take down terrorists during the recent London Bridge attack is being recognized by a WWE legend.

On June 3, PC Charlie Guenigault was out with friends when three men drove their van into a crowd of civilians on the bridge and started attacking them with knives. Despite his lack of protective gear or weaponry, the 25-year-old faced the criminals head on—and without hesitation.

He was hospitalized after suffering stab wounds to the head, leg, back and stomach. In honor of his release on Friday, Guenigault received a surprise visit from 14-time WWE World Champion, Triple H.

The wrestler came to commend the officer for his heroism, and even presented him with an honorary WWE Champion belt. In the video of the sweet exchange, courtesy of WWE, Triple H said, “To run in the direction of a scary situation that can’t even be described in words, to help others, for that to be your instinct to help others—that is a hero.”

On the night of the attack, Guenigault was wearing a t-shirt featuring his favorite wrestler, Sami Zayn. To commend the hero, the SmackDown star created a recording for Triple H to play during his visit.

“I can’t tell you how much respect I have for you. The fact that you were wearing my shirt at the time really puts it into perspective for me,” Zayn said in his video. “Sami Zayn has always been the guy known to stand up to the bad guys, but you did it in the most horrific of circumstances. Man, I’m just blown away, I really am.”

To read more about Guenigault’s incredible bravery and Triple H’s visit, click here.