WWE Extreme Rules 2013 Results: Brock Lesnar Beats Triple H and What It Means
At the Extreme Rules event on Sunday night, Brock Lesnar not only defeated Triple H in the steel cage match, but he also did so by using his own sledgehammer against him.
The hard-fought win for Lesnar was made even more symbolic by the way he left Triple H after the match: with his sledgehammer on his chest and his arms folded across it.
Yes, it took involvement from Paul Heyman in order for Lesnar to pick up the win, but Lesnar has now taken two out of three matches from the 13-time WWE and World champion.
So what does this result mean for the future of these men in the WWE?
As Mick Foley explained on the Extreme Rules post-show following the event, the two men need to have one final match, but only if Triple H puts something big on the line.
Why, Mick? Why do we need to see these men face off again?
Should the Brock Lesnar-Triple H feud be over with the result of Extreme Rules?
The way things ended in the cage on Sunday night is the way this feud should end. After SummerSlam, Triple H looked like he was ready to call it a career. Instead, he came back to meet Lesnar at WrestleMania 29.
After a win in that no-holds-barred contest, the rubber match was set for Extreme Rules. Lesnar has only had four matches in WWE since returning the night after WrestleMania 28. Three of those have been against Triple H.
It is time for Lesnar to move on and face the other Superstars of the WWE. If Lesnar is to be part of WrestleMania 30, WWE would be smart to book him on a dominant run from now until then. Randy Orton and Sheamus are two opponents that come to mind whom Lesnar could battle over the next several months.
As for Triple H, it remains to be seen how much longer his very part-time in-ring career will go on. As COO of the WWE, his responsibilities will grow at a rapid pace, and his time as a competitor should be all but done.
It's hard to imagine the last sight of Triple H's career being the one with him laying on the mat the way he was at Extreme Rules. But he and Lesnar have put together a trilogy of matches the WWE Universe will remember for years to come.
Jerry Lawler was asked prior to the match at Extreme Rules who had the most to lose in the match, and his response was Triple H. He couldn't be more wrong. Triple H has literally done it all in his career, he had nothing to lose. Lesnar, on the other hand, can move on with the victory and continue to be the pay-per-view draw that WWE knows he is.
The dust has settled, and Lesnar is the man left standing after Extreme Rules. Between now and WrestleMania 30, his path of destruction will be widespread.
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