"Without a doubt we're setting the bar higher around WrestleMania time. If you're a top guy in this business, you're looking to outdo everybody else in the company. You should be looking to steal the show every time you go to the ring. You've got to do that to be the best at what you do. We're looking to set that pace to show the other guys that this is how you do it and that this is how you get it done. I hope the example we set is right." - Triple H
Ever since Triple H was elevated to the Main Event scene in the Summer of 1999, he has always been the go-to guy for Vince McMahon and his creative cronies around Wrestlemania time. When all else fails, put Triple H in the high profile spot and he'll get the job done. But this year, do they need him?
For the first time in years (knock on wood), all of the main event guys are ready and able to compete during the build-up to Wrestlemania. At Wrestlemania this year, feuds will come to an end and others will just start to build steam. With the two big championship matches already signed, and with HBK and The Undertaker determining the future of their fates, where does Triple H fall?
From Wrestlemania 18 until Wrestlemania 25, every time Triple H competed at a Wrestlemania, he was placed prominently in the World Title picture either going in as the champion or coming out as the champion.
Unless Triple H somehow uses his political power within the company to squirm his way into the three big matches that are already set, I see The Game going one on one with the man we all want to see him face...
Where else would Triple H fall? For weeks, people have been throwing rumors around that Triple H was going to wrestle Shawn Michaels (AGAIN!) at Wrestlemania this year in a "Battle of DX." This was simply people trying to make sense out of what The Game will be doing this year. Nobody wants to see or buy another Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H match and Vince McMahon knows this.
Sheamus seems like a good fit to wrestle Triple H at Wrestlemania. Not that this will be the match of the night, but if WWE is that hell bent on selling us on Sheamus, he needs to do something meaningful at Wrestlemania. Plus, we've all heard the rumors that Triple H and Sheamus are workout buddies on the road, so it makes sense that Triple H will mentor Sheamus in his first Wrestlemania outing.
Maybe Triple H will somehow find his way into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match this year. Although unlikely, he would definitely add an intangible to the intrigue going into this match.
Although his consecutive title match run at Wrestlemania is likey to come to an end, (I know he was injured for Wrestlemania 23, but if he was healthy, you know it would have been Triple H vs. Cena II) Triple H will make his presence felt on the "Grandest Stage of Them All."
Whether it is a special entrance to the ring, or putting over a guy that shouldn't even be allowed to lace up his boots, Triple H will come to Wrestlemania with guns blazing like always.