The feud between Brock Lesnar and Triple H is set to culminate this Sunday at the annual Extreme Rules pay-per-view. While their two matches so far have not been without their critics, Brock Lesnar seems primed to go over "The Game" in St. Louis, and this will be the correct booking decision moving forward.
When Triple H did as we all expected and pinned Lesnar at WrestleMania 29, the head-scratchers were left asking where Brock could go from this defeat and blow to his momentum. Interestingly, WWE's creative department was one step ahead of us, giving HHH his first WrestleMania win in three years, but allowing "The Anomaly" some retribution inside a steel cage at Extreme Rules.
Of course, there is an outside chance that Triple H could win Sunday, but it would make very little sense and would arguably kill Brock Lesnar's momentum dead in the water.
Upon his likely victory, what should be next for "The Next Big Thing"? Although it was nothing more than a tease, seeing Lesnar pose with one of Triple H's World Heavyweight Championship belts suggests that chasing gold could be in the not-too-distant future.
Having been around since the build to WrestleMania, it would not be entirely unexpected if Lesnar disappears again following his cage match. However, if he does stick around, a main event at WWE Payback could see him challenging for John Cena's WWE title, with the premise being that the match is "payback" for Extreme Rules 2012.
This seems unlikely, however, as Cena will probably continue his feud with Ryback into June, with Lesnar making himself scarce until SummerSlam.
A plausible scenario for Lesnar's return would be for WWE to find a way to put the World Heavyweight Championship on either Randy Orton or Sheamus, and allow "The Beast" to enter a feud with either for August's SummerSlam through Survivor Series in November.
Even if Lesnar fails to win a championship, seeing him enter a feud with a full-time main event performer would be preferable at this stage, as it would benefit the popularity of his opponent greatly.