If WWE thinks the current storyline of Triple H running the show with an iron fist is big, there is one way that the company could make it practically gigantic.
They need to get Shawn Michaels involved. Doing so would guarantee this program goes all the way to WrestleMania XXX next April, culminating in a match between two of the greatest performers in WWE history.
Michaels, the Heartbreak Kid, is Triple H’s former tag team partner and real-life best friend. The two of them have been involved in some epic battles over the years, both in the same corner and on opposite sides of the ring.
Michaels retired a couple of years ago and still makes occasional appearances on WWE programming. The company has frequently tied him into programming with Triple H ever since his retirement.
Remember how he pushed Triple H into the match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 and then served as guest referee? He also played a role in Triple H’s most recent feud with Brock Lesnar, even getting his arm broken in the process—storyline, of course.
Getting HBK involved in this latest story would be a stroke of genius on WWE Creative’s part.
Michaels is one of the best go-to guys in WWE. Every time he steps into the ring, the crowds go bananas and the ratings go through the roof.
Given his long history with Triple H, pulling him into this storyline really is a no-brainer.
Remember that we have not anything from Michaels since the reign of terror began. As I mentioned earlier, anytime Triple H is involved in some kind of major WWE plot, Michaels always has been there to offer his two cents.
With each passing week, the Triple H power play becomes more and more intriguing. He is pitting babyfaces against babyfaces and inserting career-threatening clauses into matches.
Soon it will be time to add some more juice to the storyline. That’s when Michaels needs to weigh in.
As it stands now, Triple H has put the equivalent of a gag order on anyone on the WWE roster to stick their noses in any matches involving him WWE champion Randy Orton or The Shield. That is Michaels’ entry point. Since he is not on the active roster, he should be free to do and say whatever he wants.
Michaels always has been a great ring talker, so imagine how he will be ranting calling out his best friend.
Over time, that so-called escape clause will be exploited as Michaels cuts promo after promo, and interferes in match after match. Soon, the tension will lead to a settling of the score between Michaels and Triple H at WrestleMania XXX next April in New Orleans.
That also sets the table for Triple H’s eventual retirement from the ring. And what a match it would be for him to go out on—WWE’s grandest stage against his friend, “Mr. WrestleMania.”
Earlier this year at Super Bowl XLVII, the electricity at the Superdome went out. A match like this—putting the exclamation point on one of the best multi-level storyline programs in recent WWE history—would make that power outage look like a dead car battery.
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