Triple H's performance will, in the future, be appreciated more than it will be in the coming days.
What felt like a disappointing main event was, in reality, tremendous story-telling led by "the Game." While lacking an array of flashy moves, Triple H laid out a match that played to Brock's strengths. His left arm was the target for Lesnar during most of the bout and led to the submission finish. Meanwhile, Triple H himself set his sights on the stomach and mid-section of Lesnar, the source of Brock's well-publicized illness a few years back.
With that said, I could not help but sit back and wait for Triple H to kick the match into the next gear and to pick up the pace and create the fan reaction that would lead to a much hotter conclusion. That never came.
For whatever reason, he and Lesnar opted for a slower, more methodical match that did not click with the live audience inside the Staples Center quite the way that they had perhaps hoped.
Could Brock have adapted if Triple H changed the match on the fly? That is the question. Perhaps the "Cerebral Assassin" stuck to the match laid out beforehand in order to keep Brock on track. Whatever the case may be, I do not think the main event of SummerSlam quite achieved the heat that the company and the performers involved had hoped for.
And a large amount of the blame should fall at the feet of the experienced veteran Triple H.