Ever since Brock Lesnar was introduced back into the WWE universe on the Monday after WrestleMania, his role has been incredibly botched.
Now is the time to fix that by having Lesnar defeat Triple H at SummerSlam Sunday night.
He was rushed into the fold with a match against John Cena at Extreme Rules, and it resulted in a bloody bout that faded Lesnar into the dark after he lost.
Now that he’s back on center stage, the hype has slowly increased over the last month.
The buildup has revolved around Lesnar being an uncontrollable goon who can’t be stopped. He has “broken” the arm of Triple H, and then he did the same to Shawn Michaels on Monday’s episode of Raw.
The segment took up the final 30 minutes of the episode, which signals that the creative team clearly wants this match to be the highlight of the evening.
So why is Lesnar going to win?
For one, Triple H doesn’t need to win anymore. His position within the company isn’t going to change, and the storyline for his character won’t be dramatically shifting. He is the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events no matter what after this match.
Beating Lesnar would only mean that Triple H isn’t completely washed up at this point and he got revenge for Lesnar breaking his arm a few months ago.
As for Lesnar, his future within the company is on the line. His popularity took a nose dive with the loss to Cena, and he has been an after-thought ever since. Now is the time to bring him back to the forefront of the company, and what better way to start then destroying Triple H and creating a real sense of fear to the rest of the WWE universe.
Then there is the behind the scenes information that makes a Lesnar win seem pretty obvious.
Lesnar reportedly signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the company back in April, and clearly they haven't gotten their money’s worth thus far.
Now is the time to use Lesnar on a more regular basis in a feud against a current superstar such as Chris Jericho or Daniel Bryan. Then again, with only a limited amount of appearances in his agreement, that’s easier said than done.
But that’s something the company can deal with later on. For now, the only thing that matters is a Lesnar win to ensure his fans don’t give up on him. Beating the respected Triple H will go a long way towards just that.
Expect Lesnar to fend off Triple H to save his reputation in the WWE universe.