WWE SummerSlam 2012: An Unbelievable Ending to an Otherwise Dull Pay-Per-View

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WWE SummerSlam 2012: An Unbelievable Ending to an Otherwise Dull Pay-Per-View
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As the biggest event of the summer has come to an end, there are many aspects to reflect on. The most important is the Triple H and Brock Lesnar main event.

Brock Lesnar managed to pull off the victory at SummerSlam, much to the dismay of many. Triple H longingly departed from the ring for what could be the last time in his wrestling career.

This match certainly was the most brutal of the night.

Lesnar looked injured by the end of the intense match thanks to repeated shots to his stomach. Triple H apologized to the crowd as he slowly limped away from the ring.

The most surprising aspect of this fight was not that Triple H lost, but that Brock Lesnar made the Game tap out.

Lesnar clutched his stomach and winced in pain, but he still managed to power through and make Triple H submit. This made for an unbelievable end to an event where no title changes occurred (aside from the pre-show, where Santino Marella lost the U.S. title), and every match ended predictably.

As SummerSlam progressed, it may have seemed that this match—much like the others—was going to be predictable as well. Triple H would save the WWE Universe from the monster that is Brock Lesnar and order would be restored in the company.

After it was announced that it was a No Disqualifications Match, it seemed obvious that Triple H would bring out the sledgehammer, but this did not occur. It was certainly not expected that Lesnar would win this match.

This much-needed excitement was certainly received well by the audience which chanted “you tapped out” at Triple H as he made his way backstage. This Lesnar victory even seemed to astonish the announcement table.

Winning the main event has given credibility to the return of Brock Lesnar. He won his first match against a top-tier opponent.

Making Triple H tap out makes Lesnar even more powerful by instilling fear in others. If he can make Triple H tap out, how much damage could he do to anyone else on the roster?

It was a crucial and desperately needed win, although it is uncertain what this means for both parties. Will Triple H be retiring from in-ring work soon? Is Brock Lesnar actually injured?

With this surprising turn of events, it is unclear how this will translate Monday night on Raw. Both parties appeared to be severely injured, but now it is known that Lesnar is a real threat and a force to be reckoned with. 

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