At tonight's pay-per-view, Triple H challenged Brock Lesnar to a "fight" at SummerSlam, and we can definitely pencil that in for the WWE's big summer PPV.
But two other things happened that lead me to believe that we could see Triple H side with Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis side with Lesnar in the very near future: Big Show lost, and Laurinaitis was fired.
Oddly enough, these things put the wheels in motion for a major storyline over the summer.
From F4WOnline.com (via SEScoops.com):
Despite Brock Lesnar’s rocky relationship with WWE, plans are still in place for him to fight Triple H at SummerSlam in August.
One scenario discussed for the match would be for Vince McMahon to be in Triple H’s corner and John Laurinaitis to be in Lesnar’s corner. This would involve John Cena defeating Big Show at No Way Out and Vince McMahon firing Laurinaitis at the pay-per-view.
Laurinaitis, with the backing of WWE’s Board of Directors, would then return with Brock Lesnar as his enforcer to take out Triple H, who would be aligned with Vince McMahon.
The first two steps in this plan are now complete, after Triple H challenged Lesnar to the match and Big Show lost tonight.
Of course, plans could always change.. But even if they do, I don't expect them to change much.
Look for Laurinaitis to remain a TV character, pair himself with Lesnar and battle the united duo of Triple H and McMahon for control of the WWE.
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