Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar: Breaking Down WWE's Biggest SummerSlam Matchup

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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While the build to this match is as convoluted as a wrestling fan could ever imagine, there was no way the WWE could screw up the hype around a dream matchup between Brock Lesnar and Triple H at SummerSlam.

As much as the inclusion of Shawn Michaels has left many fans wondering about the reasons behind it, no fan can raise a complaint about mic-master Paul Heyman and the depth his character has added to this story.

No matter how you feel about the way in which this storyline has arrived at SummerSlam, the in-ring action will be an absolute brawl and should leave fans of every generation pleased.

How it ends, though, is a whole different story…


10 Years of Intrigue

When Brock Lesnar and Triple H step into the ring for a one-on-one match at SummerSlam, it will be the first time in history that these two giants have ever competed.

This is the definition of “Dream Match.”

After coming face-to-face ten years ago, these two men were never destined to have a match until now, and the intrigue over what the result will be is through the roof. Fans from every generation of wrestling have a vested interest in this bout.

With the 10 years of intrigue also comes 10 years of experience. Brock is 10 years smarter and 10 years stronger, but the same can be said for Triple H.

Between Lesnar’s UFC background and the personal nature in which the WWE has portrayed this angle, this SummerSlam match will be an absolute fight; leaving all the fans in attendance and watching the ultimate winners.


This Is NOT a Wrestling Match

While Triple H is held in high regards amongst many wrestling fans, he has never been the best technical wrestler in the world. The man could always put on solid matches, but they were more street fights than wrestling matches.

That works perfect against an absolute brawler like Brock Lesnar. The WWE has the unique chance to bring in a star that is as well known for his MMA career as he is his wrestling career.

While there were many in the past (Ken Shamrock, Steve Blackman, etc.) that came from the sport of MMA, none have carried the mainstream weight that Brock did when he returned. As we saw in the match against John Cena, Lesnar still knows many of his old tricks.

Just like Paul Heyman said on Monday’s RAW, if you want a good technical match where the better man wins, this is not the match for you. What you will get is an absolute war, and the WWE Universe can’t wait.


WrestleMania Build

As great as this match will be, there is a big chance that this is the beginning of the build to WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey. How this match ends will tell the WWE Universe exactly what the future holds for two of the biggest stars in the company.

While Lesnar needs a win here to possibly make a match with the Undertaker happen, it will be the inclusion of Shawn Michaels that sets WrestleMania in motion. If HBK gets involved, he will return to the ring for another “Mania match against his best friend Triple H.

Undertaker needs a legitimate opponent and a matchup with Brock Lesnar is absolutely perfect in terms of built-in feud and style, and that will likely not be made clear Sunday by the actions of Michaels.

The WrestleMania build would come if Michaels went to superkick Lesnar and accidentally hit Triple H, costing him the win. Now do you see?


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