WWE Rumors: Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Tuesday's Top WWE Buzz

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistAugust 28, 2012

Courtesy of WWE.com
Courtesy of WWE.com

After one week of demanding respect, WWE has finally decided to show CM Punk how much it likes him by putting him in a title match with John Cena at Night of Champions. 

This comes on the heels of Punk beating Jerry Lawler to a pulp. With the pay-per-view taking place in Boston, it will be interesting to see just how the crowd reacts to Cena. WWE is doing all it can to make Punk evil, but the crowd continues to cheer him, though not as fervently as it used to. 

Another storyline to watch is what WWE will do with the title. It would make sense to have Cena keep chasing it until WrestleMania, when, presumably, he will challenge the Rock, but we shall see what Vince McMahon has in mind. 

Our minds are made up and it is all about giving you all the latest news and notes from WWE. 



Despite last night's talk of retirement, Triple H will be back in a ring—shocker, I know. The only question is when. Reportedly, the rematch with Brock Lesnar could take place sooner than expected, as there is talk of doing it at Hell In a Cell. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: That's a good fit on that show, right?

Our Take: Yes and no. Yes from the standpoint that it is an long-term rivalry that WWE will want settled once and for all, which is the purpose of the cell. No from the standpoint that October just feels too soon to do it again given Triple H's mental and physical state. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Reasons For Gimmick Matches

WWE has fallen into a pattern of just doing a gimmick match because the event calls for it, so it will be a little refreshing to at least see a match that calls for a Hell In a Cell. We shall see if the creative team follows through with this plan. 

Deeper Dive

News on Lesnar-Triple H Rematch (Figure Four Online h/t Wrestle Zone)



Even though Jericho isn't on Raw anymore, he is still capable of using Twitter to talk trash about Dolph Ziggler. Of course, all he was talking about was the fact that Ziggler tried to trick the audience by using Jericho's entrance music. 

Heard Dilph used my music tonight. Well it’s about time he got a good ring song, as that “I Am Perfection” tune is crap #JustAnotherWannabe

— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) August 28, 2012

Question on Everybody's Mind: So Jericho-Ziggler is still going on?

Our Take: It all depends on when Jericho comes back, what Ziggler is doing and where his career is at. If he has fallen off the face of the earth, WWE will forget there was a rivalry between the two. If Ziggler is doing big things, he will likely get Jericho whenever he decides to return. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Online Rivalries

I don't usually like rivalries that happen Online, just because the number of people watching on TV dwarfs the number who follow wrestling on the Internet, despite what the marks would have you believe. But in a special case like this, it is perfectly acceptable. 

Deeper Dive

WWE's All-Underacheiver Team (B/R)



Booker T was a member of one of the biggest tag teams in WCW history, so it's safe to say the division holds a special place in his heart. In a recent interview, he talked about the state of tag team wrestling in WWE, and why it is important for younger wrestlers to be in a tag team when they come up. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: When will all the tag team talk turn into results?

Our Take: Triple H loves to talk about bringing the division back to prominence, but until Vince McMahon goes away forever, it's never going to happen. He clearly wants nothing to do with tag teams, and it shows in the way they are booked. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Revitalized Divisions

It is always good to see people talk about the history of tag team wrestling, but until results get made, I don't know what it means. Vince McMahon talks a lot about how the business will change, yet he always does the same things that have gotten him in trouble. 

Deeper Dive

Highlights From Booker T Interview (NoDQ)



Ashley Fliehr Johnson, daughter of Ric Flair, has been in WWE's developmental pipeline for about a month, and there are already talks about how she can do big things for the divas division in the future because of her athletic background in gymnastics and volleyball. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will she make it big in WWE?

Our Take: I always caution fans when they get excited over a female wrestler who can be a big deal. It's not because they don't have talent—most of them do—but WWE is almost never going to put them in a position to succeed. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Rejuvenated Divisions

At least WWE is putting talent in the system, which did not used to be the case. During the dark days of John Laurinaitis, all he looked for were models who had no experience in wrestling or sports of any kind. 

Deeper Dive

Reported Plans For Flair's Daughter (Wrestling Observer h/t B/R)


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