7 Reasons WWE Does Not Need Triple H on TV
For the first time since SummerSlam, Triple H is back.
As has been expected for quite some time, "The Game" returned on last week's episode of Raw and engaged in an all-out brawl with Brock Lesnar. The two are now headed for a rematch at the WWE's biggest pay-per-view of the year, WrestleMania 29.
If you're a fan of Triple H, odds are you're pretty thrilled to see him back on TV for the first time in roughly six months.
While I like Triple H, I don't exactly share that sentiment. Although I'm not completely against seeing a major, talented star like him back in the mix, I simply don't think it's necessary.
Here are seven reasons why the WWE doesn't need Triple H back on TV.
7. Logic Thrown out the Window
One of the biggest issues with the return of Triple H is the logic gap(s) its bound to create within storylines he may or not may be involved in.
Especially over the last few years, the WWE's hierarchy of power has made next to zero sense, and Triple H's return is only going to complicate matters.
Because Triple H is the WWE's on-screen COO, he is technically supposed to have more power than anyone in the company not named Vince McMahon. As we all know, that's bound to create problems at some point.
Just about every single one of Triple H's recent storylines has lacked logic because he often overrides decisions made by McMahon or doesn't overturn decisions made by people who are lower on the WWE power structure than he is, such as Vickie Guerrero.
Since he's the WWE COO, wouldn't it make sense for him to simply fire Lesnar for attacking McMahon? Better yet, couldn't Triple H force Lesnar to do anything he wants since he's technically Lesnar's boss?
It's hard to really keep tabs on who has what types of power in the WWE, and that's a problem that's only exacerbated when Triple H is around.
He's the son-in-law of the boss, one of the highest ranking officials in the WWE and McMahon's successor, and yet, it's virtually guaranteed that his angle with Lesnar will be illogical due to one or more of those facts being purposely overlooked.
6. WrestleMania Will Draw Anyway
No matter what matches take place at WrestleMania 29, the show will draw anyway.
Wrestling fans are going to buy the pay-per-view and attend it in person in large part because of The Rock, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker and John Cena and also just because it's WrestleMania.
This is not a knock on Triple H, but he's not going to affect the drawing power of WrestleMania 29 in virtually any way.
The vast majority of the fans who are going to see the PPV live bought tickets months ago, and the ones who will purchase the PPV are going to do so because of the WWE's big draws like Lesnar, The Rock, Cena and The Undertaker.
Triple H is one of the best overall performers in wrestling history, but if WrestleMania 29 is going to draw whether he's there or not, then what's the point of even having him on the show?
Perhaps Triple H would benefit the WWE more if he competed on a B-level PPV to spike the buyrate than he would by competing on a show that's already loaded with both part-time and full-time talent.
WrestleMania 29 is going to be one of the most star-studded and lucrative events in WWE history whether Triple H is there or not. It's just that simple.
5. He's Got Enough Backstage Duties to Fulfill
As most of us know by now, Triple H is currently taking over for Vince McMahon as the boss of the WWE.
It's certainly not happening overnight, but slowly and surely, McMahon is ceding control while Triple H is gaining more backstage influence and power. In fact, Triple H already seems to be doing very well in his new role, too.
Ever since reports emerged a few years ago regarding Triple H being the successor to McMahon, we've paid close attention to what Triple H has done and the changes he's made and will continue to make to the WWE.
Some of those changes haven't worked out all that well, but as we've seen with the improvement in NXT and other areas of the company, Triple H appears to be doing a fantastic job on the business side of the WWE these days.
While Triple H is certainly deserving and capable of getting in the ring every so often, perhaps he should continue to stay focused on his backstage duties in the company.
The question we have to ask is: Does Triple H mean more to the company as an executive or as a performer?
Right now, he's a more critical asset to the WWE as the man who keeps things moving, so why bring him back into the ring when he already has so many responsibilities as it is?
WrestleMania 29 as a whole is shaping up to be rather predictable, and there's perhaps no more predictable ongoing storyline than the one between Triple H and Brock Lesnar.
We've been hearing rumors about a potential rematch between these two since right after their first match at SummerSlam 2012, and now, we know that the bout will take place at Mania.
Another thing we know? That Triple H is going to get his "revenge" by beating Lesnar in their grudge match.
Barring a minor miracle and a huge change in plans, this will be the oh-so-predictable outcome of a feud that, to be honest, has been predictable from the moment that Lesnar beat Triple H at SummerSlam.
Once the seeds were planted for Triple H's return when Lesnar destroyed Vince McMahon several weeks back, the way the rest of the feud was going to play out had essentially been confirmed.
Lesnar beats Triple H at SummerSlam and attacks Triple H's father-in-law, which leads to Triple H returning to avenge the attack by beating Lesnar at WrestleMania 29.
A simple story that is simply too predictable.
3. There Are Enough Part-Timers as It Is
Well, the WWE is quickly becoming Part-Timer City, now is it?
Just take a look at what's been going on (and will go on) on the road to WrestleMania 29 and consider the major names involved who are no longer full-time stars: Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Chris Jericho and The Undertaker.
Throw Triple H into that mix, and suddenly, WrestleMania seems like a show that is over-saturated with part-time stars.
While it's definitely understandable that the WWE would want to load up its biggest show of the year with a number of big names, at what point does it become too much?
The WWE already has two major names that are major draws in The Rock and Lesnar, and it also has two other notable part-time attractions in Jericho and Undertaker.
Does Triple H really need to be back on TV too when so many other part-timers already are? Probably not.
2. A Very Crowded WWE Roster
All this talk that the WWE has a "weak" roster is rather silly.
How can anyone take a serious look at the WWE roster and legitimately call it "weak" or "thin?"
When I look at the current roster, I see a loaded one that, although it may not rival that of the Attitude Era, has a lot of talent from top to bottom.
There are plenty of part-timers (The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, etc.), a handful of household names (John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Big Show, etc.) and at least a dozen up-and-comers who could become main-eventers one day.
How that qualifies as "weak" or "thin" is beyond me. If anything, the WWE roster is pretty damn strong.
Although it may not be as star-studded from top to bottom as it once was, the WWE has a lot of talented main-eventers and even more talented midcarders who make the company the No. 1 promotion in the world.
With all the talent that the WWE already has, why even bring in Triple H?
The roster is already crowded enough as it is, and a number of up-and-comers and even established names are having a difficult time finding a meaningful feud or storyline.
Now that Triple H is back, things are only going to get harder for the other superstars who will have even fewer opportunities to get a consistent spot on TV as long as "The Game" is around.
1. No Real Long-Term Benefit
The return of Triple H can and likely will benefit the WWE in many ways, but all of those benefits will come in the short-term.
After all, there is going to be virtually no long-term payoff or benefit to Triple H returning to work another angle with Brock Lesnar.
If Triple H returns for a WrestleMania feud with Lesnar, beats him at the pay-per-view and then goes away again, what has that really accomplished? Making a former 13-time World champion and surefire Hall of Famer look good? That does nothing for anyone but Triple H.
The WWE has a golden opportunity with Lesnar here to have him put someone over who could really use a monumental win, like Ryback or perhaps even Sheamus.
Instead, Triple H is getting not one but two programs with Lesnar, only to (likely) go away for an extended period after each one.
That's incredibly short-sighted on the WWE's part.
Triple H doesn't need this feud with Lesnar. But a number of the WWE's other stars do because it would actually do some good for them in the long run.
Drake Oz is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter!