WWE SummerSlam 2012: Ranking Best Stipulations for Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
When Triple H and Paul Heyman faced off at Monday’s 1,000th episode of RAW, every fan in attendance and watching at home knew that they were going to agree to the SummerSlam match.
After some hard talk from Triple H, some sass from Stephanie McMahon and Brock Lesnar’s triumphant return and subsequent removal from relevance, the match no one is excited for is confirmed for the company’s second-biggest pay-per-view of the year.
According to NoDQ.com, there are now talks of adding a stipulation to the match.
Now the fans are left with the bad taste of Triple H standing tall to close the segment and the speculation on what the stipulation the WWE will add to the match.
There isn’t much time, so the WWE better get the fans excited fast!
5. Power Stipulation
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While this is something I don’t want to see, the WWE has a tendency of taking the easy way out when it comes to Triple H storylines. That’s why a simple power stipulation is a likely outcome here.
Since Brock has turned back into the fighting machine that speaks rarely, Paul Heyman will likely be the one negotiating the stipulation for this match. That easily sets up a battle for power of the company.
A likely scenario would be as follows: if Triple H wins Brock would never be allowed in the WWE again, but if Brock were to win, Heyman would take over the COO position and run the show into the ground.
There are better options, but this is a viable stipulation that WWE has leaned on in the past.
4. Last Man Standing
With the personal animosity growing between Lesnar’s camp and Triple H and his family, the next month could be spent having the two combatants crossing the line.
Every week have the personal attacks get more sinister until there is a huge payoff secret revealed. I could actually see these two fighting in a last man standing match, with even the added power stipulation as well.
As much as we have seen last man standing matches in the past, Triple H and Brock would put an excellent spin on it and cause some real destruction.
3. Hell in a Cell
There is no match that Triple H loves more than Hell in a Cell.
As we saw at WrestleMania 28, Triple H still has plenty left in the tank and putting on a stellar match with Lesnar in a Hell in a Cell would be just another notch in his belt.
While the fans may not want to see this again because of the lack of use of the cage by Undertaker and Triple H in April, the possibilities inside the steel structure are endless.
Just imagine Triple H and Brock Lesnar on the top of the cell!
2. I Quit Match
The only way the WWE should use this stipulation will be if Brock Lesnar is the one ultimately going over at SummerSlam.
If Triple H makes Lesnar quit, he will be worthless.
On the other hand, if Brock makes Triple H tap, he would regain much of the momentum and strength with the fans that he lost when Cena beat him and when Triple H cleared him from the ring on RAW’s 1,000th episode.
Lesnar tapping out Triple H would almost certainly set up another battle with John Cena.
1. Lion’s Den Match
For those that do not know or remember what a Lion’s Den match is, please watch the video.
This match was designed for Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H.
If the next few weeks are spent pitting Lesnar against the world, the WWE Board of Directors could allow Lesnar to pick the match stipulation. An MMA match would be perfect.
As we saw in the match with Cena at Extreme Rules, Lesnar has a unique blend of MMA skill and wrestling knowledge, making his journey into a cage-like structure second nature. For Triple H, this stipulation would offer a legitimate disadvantage.
With this match not being done in a long time and the ongoing war between WWE and UFC, mocking them in a MM-style wrestling match is something sinister enough for Vince McMahon to do.
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