In a recent interview conducted by Steven Muehlhausen of Fight Club Chicago (h/t WrestlingInc.), former WWE creative writer Court Bauer said that Triple H is the wrong opponent for Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. More specifically, Bauer said that a Triple H vs. Lesnar match does not help the company's future.
I completely agree with Bauer—especially after seeing Triple H get the best of Lesnar last night on Raw.
Before last night, I felt that a Triple H vs. Lesnar match at SummerSlam would have at least led to a future Lesnar vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania XXIX or even a Lesnar match with a young up-and-comer like Ryback.
After last night, however, I have no idea what the Triple H vs. Lesnar match at SummerSlam will lead to (besides making Triple H look strong).
Lesnar should have destroyed Triple H last night (and at SummerSlam), just as he destroyed John Cena at Extreme Rules and destroyed Triple H the night after Extreme Rules. This would have left fans wondering whether Triple H could last in the ring with Lesnar at SummerSlam, and more importantly, preserved Lesnar's momentum for future matches.
Lesnar should have destroyed Triple H or not fought him at all.
Instead, Triple H matched Lesnar move for move and threw Lesnar (and Lesnar's momentum) out of the ring. Ultimately, by having Triple H get the best of Lesnar, the WWE has destroyed Lesnar's momentum.
WWE destroyed Lesnar's momentum by destroying the unique gimmick that gave him his momentum in the first place.
The unstoppable, legitimate fighter gimmick. Remember that?
Ultimately, now that Triple H (a sports entertainer) has proven that he can hang with Lesnar, Lesnar can no longer be taken seriously as a legitimate fighter in WWE. Lesnar's legitimate fighter gimmick is what made him interesting in the first place, and now that it's gone, the formerly intriguing Triple H vs. Lesnar SummerSlam match is no longer intriguing. Furthermore, Lesnar's future match buildups will suffer.
Without Lesnar's gimmick, Lesnar has no momentum, and without Lesnar's momentum, there's little point in having Lesnar in the WWE. Without Lesnar's momentum, there's little to build his future matches on.
What do you think? Is Lesnar's momentum gone? How important is his legitimate fighter gimmick? Who should Lesnar face after Triple H? Will Triple H leave any of Lesnar's momentum for future opponents?
Share your thoughts!