Triple H comes out complete with his buzzcut. I still miss his wonderful, luxurious hair. I'll bet it smelled like coconuts.
Heyman waddles down with a cut-rate security staff to gloat. HHH doesn't seem too worried about the stipulations. I guess when you're wife is heir to the entire company, it can only be so bad, right?
Paul E goes too far, as is his way, and HHH whoops his entire security staff and then attacks Heyman. He draws blood the hard way then opens Heyman's shirt and signs the contract on his belly welly. Then he tosses him out of the ring and throws a chair on him for good measure.
Lesnar comes out with a chair, but Triple H has a surprise for him. A sledgehammer.
Heyman convinced Brock to back off. They got what they wanted. Triple H signed to face Lesnar, no holds barred, with his career on the line.
Key Quotes: "It's almost suicide to go in and sign without knowing what the stipulation is going to be." Jerry Lawler.
"I'm afraid Triple H, of you. Because I'm afraid you realize the predicament Brock and I have placed you in." Paul Heyman.
"I think you don't know what to do yet. I think you're a very frustrated man." Heyman.
"Let's do this. Give me the contract." HHH.
"You won't mind if I take a moment to really enjoy this?" Heyman.
"Brock Lesnar doesn't want you to have any excuses." Heyman.
"The winner of the match gets your wife, Stephanie. But since we're talking personally, wouldn't it be more fitting if the loser got Stephanie?" Heyman. After that, HHH ran roughshod.
"Brock, help, Brock." Heyman.
"Want to make it official? Here you go. Now go call your monster." HHH, slamming the pen into Heyman's chest.
"I hate you." Heyman.
"Man, that beating was worth it to get you to sign this contract...it will be HHH vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. No countout, no disqualification, no stopping the match for any single reason...because your match at WrestleMania will be No...Holds...Barred." Heyman.
"The added stipulation that we picked is that your career is on the line." Heyman.
Grade: B. I don't like to see so much Heyman and so little Lesnar. And, for all the build up, this seemed a little anticlimactic. No holds barred? Really?
This segment worked, just not as well as I'd hoped. Would HHH go out on a job to Lesnar? Or will he prefer his final match to be a feel-good win? Pretty interesting stuff behind the scenes here for the ultra-hardcore fans. I'm intrigued.