At WrestleMania 29 this Sunday, Brock Lesnar will continue to assert his dominance in WWE by defeating Triple H in their heavily hyped "No Holds Barred" match, sending "The Game" into an early retirement in the process.
Oh, sure. On paper, the odds are stacked against him.
Lesnar already cleanly defeated Triple H at the SummerSlam pay-per-view last year, which indicates it's time for the C.O.O. to get his win back. Shawn Michaels, whose arm was brutally broken by Lesnar last year, will be at ringside—no doubt to help his buddy win.
There's also the fact that the WrestleMania event is usually full of heartwarming, feel-good moments. Lesnar emerging from MetLife Stadium victorious would detract from that greatly.
Nonetheless, we think Lesnar will win on Sunday, crushing Triple H once and for all. Here's why.
As one of WWE’s hottest acts, it seems inevitable that Lesnar will end up with the WWE title at some point in the future.
How great would a Lesnar reign be with Paul Heyman, one of the best personalities in the business, doing the talking?
And what else would guarantee him a shot at the title? Retiring Triple H, one of the biggest stars of all time, would give Lesnar a better claim to the No.1 contendership than most.
No offense to Mark Henry, but Lesnar has established himself as the true monster heel in WWE.
Heck, all you have to hear is the thrilling opening chords of his theme music and you know Raw is about to get a whole lot more exciting. While WWE’s booking has been under criticism over the past few years, the creative team has done a pretty decent job with Lesnar. (We'll try to forget about Lesnar nonsensically losing clean to John Cena at Extreme Rules last year.)
With this in mind, WWE should aim to continue keeping him strong at WrestleMania. Losing clean to the 43-year-old C.O.O wouldn’t help his credibility at all.
Lesnar will, of course, be accompanied by villainous manager Paul Heyman when he faces Triple H at WrestleMania 29.
No doubt Heyman will end up getting involved during the bout in an attempt to sway things in the favour of his business partner and friend.
Come on—you don’t think he’ll simply observe and do nothing, do you? And the match is "No Holds Barred," which means anything goes.
Heyman’s presence alone should help ensure Lesnar walks out of MetLife Stadium victorious.
Let’s be honest, Triple H winning and gaining some measure of revenge for all Lesnar has done to him and his friends and family is the expected result.
In fact, it’s so predicable the company should maybe think twice about doing it. WWE would sure be surprising people—which history has shown that it likes to do—if it had Lesnar beat his foe instead.
As noted, per the match’s stipulations, Triple H will be forced to retire if he loses clean to Lesnar at WrestleMania.
This has presumably been added to give the bout an extra dose of drama, but now would be a pertinent time for the star to step away from in-ring duties permanently.
After all, he’s 43 and needs to place his whole focus on his behind-the-scenes duties. WWE needs him off-screen now, not on-screen.
Considering this, Lesnar beating Triple H and retiring him on Sunday makes perfect sense.