As first announced on Ion's Main Event Wednesday night, then later confirmed on WWE.com, Brock Lesnar and his business partner Paul Heyman will be at this Monday's Raw to answer Triple H's WrestleMania challenge.
Following his violent, blood-drenched brawl with Lesnar on last week's Raw, the chief operating officer came out on Monday and cut a powerful promo.
Triple H declared that, after spending months away from wrestling concentrating on his (real-life) corporate duties, Lesnar's heinous attack on his father-in-law Vince McMahon three weeks ago had reawakened his killer instinct.
Yes, per Triple H, seeing the frail WWE owner recovering in his hospital bed had driven him to make an in-ring comeback.
He then challenged his long-time enemy to a match at WrestleMania on April 7. Presumably this will be the two men settling things between them once and for all.
This was a great, compelling interview, serving as one of the highlights of the entire show. Really, it ranked only behind John Cena and The Rock's confrontation in terms of importance and impact.
It's a shame the crowd in Buffalo wasn't a little more into this promo, but it's likely they were still calming down from Cena/Rock earlier in the evening.
However, even with the lukewarm reaction here, Triple H/Lesnar is still a red-hot angle with high stakes. This is the honor of the McMahon family Triple H is fighting for, after all.
So, what will Lesnar and Heyman have up their sleeves when they show up on Monday?
Well, presumably Lesnar will accept Triple H's challenge for a match at WrestleMania 29. But in the WWE, things are never that simple. No doubt the conniving Heyman has some sort of nasty surprise in store for the COO before the bout can be agreed upon.
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