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I violated one of life's basic principles in yesterday's entry about Smackdown: I assumed.

Yes, I assumed that everyone knows the difference between Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's fictional marriage and their real-life one. It's obvious from some of the comments that have been posted, however, that not everyone does know.

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That's actually understandable, especially if you haven't been following wrestling that long or you've only watched sporadically over the years. I'll try and clear things up for everyone with this timeline:

Nov. 1999: In a STORY LINE on Raw, Triple H and Stephanie got married in a drive-through ceremony in Las Vegas.

2000 or 2001: Triple H and Stephanie began dating in REAL LIFE.

Feb. 2002: In a STORY LINE on Raw, Triple H and Stephanie split up after he learned that she had lied about being pregnant.

Oct. 2003: Triple H and Stephanie, who were divorced in the STORY LINE, got married in REAL LIFE.

Feb. 2009: For the first time since Triple H and Stephanie's REAL LIFE wedding, it was fully acknowledged in the STORY LINE that they are married.

See, it all makes perfect sense.

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