Triple H fought valiantly in a steel cage match against Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules, but it was all for naught.
After a low blow by Paul Heyman and a sledgehammer shot, Lesnar delivered the F-5 and pinned Triple H for the victory. The following night revealed just how badly the WWE’s Chief Operating Officer was injured.
Triple H fought Curtis Axel and seemed to be doing well until he hit a spinebuster and got dizzy. The Game sat on a chair while medics checked on him. He could not continue.
The WWE released his prognosis and ruled Triple H will not be wrestling anytime soon. However, Dr. Chris Amann also stated they expect him to be medically cleared by the middle of this week.
How long should Triple H be off WWE television to properly sell his injuries?
Let’s be clear: This is a storyline angle and not a real injury. PWTorch.com confirmed that Triple H does not have a concussion, unlike Dolph Ziggler. The report stated the Game will be kept off TV until he’s needed again, which could mean he shows up as late as SummerSlam for at least an appearance. Maybe he returns at Survivor Series for an elimination tag.
However, the story needs to develop quickly instead of a slow burn.
Triple H ignored the doctor’s orders and wrestled Axel. He runs the company and oversees all actions on television. It’s too big of a story to just let it fade away for several months.
We saw an update on Triple H on the May 27 edition of Raw. When SummerSlam or Survivor Series arrives, let the storyline progress. Have the McMahon family appear and tell Triple H to stop wrestling. The drama between the Game, Stephanie and Vince McMahon will keep the fans’ interest in these storylines. Add Heyman to the mix with possibly Axel and watch the riveting storyline really take off.
For the moment, Triple H should be kept off TV for a while. Give it about three months for the COO to make another appearance on WWE programming. Until then, it would be wise for Triple H to milk the drama, miss time and sell the "concussion angle."