Triple H joined forces with Randy Orton at SummerSlam, as he helped Orton win the WWE Title after handing over the Pedigree to former champion Daniel Bryan. The current chief operating officer of the WWE attacked Bryan after he captured the WWE title from John Cena.
Triple H and Orton revealed their alliance on the Raw after SummerSlam. It may be a slap in the face to Bryan’s career, but the newly formed alliance will help the players involved in this storyline.
Triple H and Randy Orton’s alliance will help the WWE’s product, as these two former members of Evolution will most likely bring a new era in the WWE. And frankly, without John Cena for four to six months, it provides an opportunity that is ripe for the taking.
These two former enemies have a chance to craft new feuds and storylines to last at least until the end of 2013. In fact, they already are.
Triple H officially took over as the “big bad boss” in place of Vince McMahon, who was only a background figure in the coronation segment that closed the August 19 Raw.
It only solidified the Triple H era, as he will be the main boss with his new “diamond," Randy Orton. The heel turn that was often rumored since WrestleMania 29 has finally happened, and he couldn’t have picked a better time.
His face turn got stale and needed a fresh start. Enter the heel turn for the current WWE Champion. Orton is better suited as a heel, just like Triple H. The fact that he re-teams with his former Evolution leader only sweetens the heel turn.
Orton can put on great matches at main events and can redefine himself by allying with the COO. Who else will benefit from this deadly alliance?
The McMahons will always be a presence, but don’t expect them to take the forefront. That honor will belong to their allies and enemies.
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins of The Shield hold the United States and tag team titles, respectively. They join as the enforcers, dictating the midcard division as well as being featured in the show’s main storyline.
Their enemies will benefit as well. Expect Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Mark Henry and others to shine in this feud. Ziggler and Show already have thanks to their handicap match losses against The Shield.
The real person that will shine in this feud will be Daniel Bryan. As Justin LaBar stated in his article on Triple H’s heel turn, his new heel run will benefit Bryan in the long run. The WWE Universe adores him; his popularity will rise through the roof in this story. The babyface tries to get back his title while facing insurmountable odds in Triple H’s new stable. That story sells itself and has legs. In other words, there is a lot of money to be made in this situation.
In the end, this storyline will help the WWE’s product. More viewers and buzz only mean a growing company. The fans may hate the turn, but they’ll tune in to see if or how Daniel Bryan can overcome the odds. Triple H’s alliance with Randy Orton just brought back that unpredictable element for the WWE’s future: success.