After Brock Lesnar ended his Extreme Rules feud with John Cena and then broke Triple H’s arm (the first time), he disappeared from WWE television for several weeks. Expect that to happen once again for the Next Big Thing.
Now that Lesnar has put Triple H in his rearview mirror (for now) following his big win over the Game at SummerSlam and his subsequent victory celebration with Paul Heyman the following night on Monday Night Raw ("retiring" Tout and all), don’t expect him back on WWE airwaves anytime soon.
You wouldn’t expect Lesnar to, given how he once again broke Triple H’s arm during their rugged SummerSlam match. Many fans, experts and insiders feel that a Triple H-Lesnar rematch at November’s annual Survivor Series pay-per-view is inevitable.
When you think about it, a rematch between these two titans is pretty sensible. The WWE writers can now create an interesting storyline focusing on Triple H chasing redemption against Lesnar.
Before SummerSlam, many felt that Triple H needed to win against Lesnar, considering how he and Heyman made it quite personal. Heyman’s rhetoric included Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s children during a promo he cut on the 1,000th episode of Raw.
And Lesnar broke the arm of Triple H’s best friend Shawn Michaels when he locked the showstopper in the same move that broke the Game’s arm twice: the Kimura lock. But despite Triple H needing to prevail at SummerSlam to defend the honor of his best friend and family, the Game didn’t deliver. He came up short, his arm was broken by Lesnar again and he left the Staples Center in Los Angeles with many wondering if he would retire.
While he’s probably not retiring from in-ring action, he’s likely going to look for revenge against Lesnar. That scenario became more likely after Michaels confessed that he actually didn’t think Triple H would beat Lesnar at SummerSlam during an interview on Raw the night after the aforementioned pay-per-view. Triple H will surely be out to prove the doubters wrong and will eventually challenge Lesnar to a rematch.
But first, the Game’s broken arm has to heal. Conveniently, it will likely heal just prior to WWE’s next major pay-per-view, Survivor Series. If that’s the way it’s truly going to pan out, then don’t expect Triple H—nor Lesnar—back in the fold until at least until the middle of October.