WWE News: Triple H and Brock Lesnar Not Expected to Appear on Tonight's Raw

Drake Oz@drakeozbrSenior Writer IIMay 7, 2012

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Last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw kicked off with a huge angle involving John Laurinaitis, Brock Lesnar and Triple H

Triple H appeared on Raw for the first time since WrestleMania 28 to inform Lesnar that the WWE would not give in to his ridiculous contract demands, so Lesnar—who didn’t take so kindly to what the WWE COO had to say—attacked Triple H and broke his arm. 

The injury angle has left a lot of people talking about what the immediate future might hold for both Triple H and Lesnar, and now, it looks like both men will be off of tonight’s Raw. 

From WrestleNewz.com

Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow will take place from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Nothing is confirmed for tonight’s show but WWE will follow-up on the Brock Lesnar and Triple H angle from last week. Neither Lesnar or Triple H is being advertised for tonight’s show. 

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. 

It seems as if Lesnar’s attack on Triple H was done for two reasons: to write Lesnar off of TV for a while and to set up for a feud between him and Triple H at some point over the summer. 

Why write Lesnar off of TV already? Because his WWE contract only requires him to work a limited number of dates, and the WWE has already used a bunch of them. 

Thus, I would fully expect not to see Lesnar on TV tonight and probably at least over the next several weeks, with the storyline explanation for his absence likely being a suspension for attacking Triple H. 

That way, Lesnar can be off of TV for an extended period and then come back with a vengeance at some point in the next few months. 

Meanwhile, Triple H will also be out selling his broken arm, and he too will return in perhaps June or July to build up to a match with Lesnar, likely at SummerSlam. 

I think we’ll see on tonight’s Raw that neither Triple H nor Lesnar will be there, and logic says that it will be revealed that they won’t be appearing on Raw for the foreseeable future. 

I like it, too, because it sets the stage for a great SummerSlam feud while also giving some of the younger guys a chance to shine until then.


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