WWE WrestleMania 29: Why Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H Will Top SummerSlam Bout
Although it hasn't yet been officially announced by the WWE, all signs point to Brock Lesnar and Triple H doing battle at WrestleMania XXIX. If that is ultimately the case, then Lesnar and Triple H should have no issue improving upon their effort at SummerSlam.
The feud between Lesnar and Triple H started this past summer as Triple H became involved with Lesnar and Paul Heyman.
Lesnar "broke" Triple H's arm with a Kimura Lock, and that prompted Triple H to return with a vengeance. Triple H was able to goad Heyman into accepting a match on Lesnar's behalf, and the two of them competed in a brutal and vicious contest at SummerSlam.
Their match was much different than what most fans are accustomed to as it had a very real feeling to it. There was plenty of brawling and very few wrestling maneuvers throughout. Their encounter was built up to be a fight more than a wrestling match and they delivered in that regard. Lesnar went on to win the match by once again applying the Kimura Lock and "breaking" Triple H's arm for a second time.
Lesnar said that he was quitting the WWE the next night on Raw because he had already accomplished everything. Triple H essentially followed suit the next week.
While Triple H never actually said that he was retiring, he certainly hinted very strongly at it. The vast majority of fans knew that it was simply a way to write Triple H off of television and that is now quite clear as The Game returned on Monday to take care of some unfinished business.
Vince McMahon challenged Heyman to a fight because Lesnar injured him with an F-5 several weeks earlier. Heyman controlled the fight early as McMahon was still on crutches, but Vince soon turned the tables. This prompted Lesnar to emerge, but before he could get his hands on McMahon again, Triple H returned to WWE programming for the first time since being a presenter on the Slammy Awards edition of Raw.
Triple H and Lesnar proceeded to brawl, which resulted in Triple H busting Lesnar open and hitting him with a chair. Lesnar retreated back to the locker room and The Game stood tall. Triple H is scheduled to appear on this week's edition of Raw, so he'll likely announce his return officially and may even issue a WrestleMania challenge so the WWE can get the ball rolling when it comes to building toward their match.
As someone who enjoyed their SummerSlam match, I can still see why some people didn't. Lesnar dominated much of it, so there wasn't a lot of back-and-forth action. Also, the match had an MMA feel in some ways as Lesnar employed a lot of that stuff in his arsenal. I actually don't like MMA at all, but the Lesnar vs. Triple H match was something different than usual, so I was entertained and had no issue with it.
With that in mind, there is no doubt that Lesnar and Triple H can do better.
I wasn't overly interested in a WrestleMania rematch between them, but their brawl on Raw was fantastic and definitely caught my attention. Lesnar and Triple H are legitimately two of the toughest guys to ever step foot in a WWE ring, and the fans recognize that. They simply need to be put in an environment where they can make it abundantly clear that they are warriors who are willing to do anything to win.
Nothing is set in stone when it comes to their match as it hasn't even been announced yet, but I feel pretty strongly that it will be attached to a Hell in a Cell stipulation. The Undertaker may be synonymous with Hell in a Cell, but Triple H can certainly stake claim to that match type as his own as well. Triple H and Taker competed in a classic Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania XXVIII, and Triple H can put on another great one against Lesnar.
Will Brock Lesnar and Triple H top their SummerSlam match at WrestleMania?
Hell in a Cell is generally utilized to end big feuds, and I have to believe that WrestleMania will mark the end of Triple H vs. Lesnar. If that is the case, then there is no better way to tie up the loose ends. The fact that there was only one Hell in a Cell match at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view late last year could be telling as the WWE may have been trying to avoid overkill, knowing that one was on tap for WrestleMania.
The entire feud between Triple H and Lesnar has been built to seem personal, so their WrestleMania match needs to settle the score once and for all. There may not be two guys in the company today who are more capable of using the Hell in a Cell stipulation to their advantage. If Lesnar and Triple H are given the opportunity to compete in such a venue, then there is little doubt that the match will be fantastic.
Also, the mere fact that the match will be taking place at WrestleMania means that it will feel infinitely more important than their SummerSlam bout. The WrestleMania stage makes every match bigger regardless of who is involved. It just so happens that Triple H and Lesnar are two of the biggest stars the business has ever seen.
If Triple H and Lesnar can successfully carry over the heat that they exuded during their brawl on Raw, then their WrestleMania match can't miss.
There are definitely some detractors out there when it comes to a Triple H vs. Lesnar 'Mania match as it would technically be a rematch, but if the build continues to be good and the two of them are given a good stipulation, then they definitely have the capability to steal the show.
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