I chose the image above because it epitomises what the once great HHH has become - a joke.
I can remember his days before, during and just after Evolution.
HHH was a bad ass. He attacked people, he screwed people over, he brutalised people and he took no crap from anybody.
He always had his trusty sledgehammer nearby, ready to use it when he was pissed off. He drew real heel heat. He put fans in seats. He was THE man in the company. He was the man we all loved to hate.
But then came his face turn. It all started with Vincent Kennedy McMahon and it culminated with the Spirit Squad and a lenghty DX reunion. HHH was watered down then but still retained his persona of The Cerebral Assassin.
But now, The Cerebral Assassin is no more. HHH now spends his time entertaining children, making juvenile jokes and coming across as a clown.
No longer are the days where he brutalised opponents, no longer are the days when I was excited to here his entrance music. Now, whenever I hear his entrance music I just think, ''Oh, what will HHH do this time to get a cheer from five year olds?''
So, back to the question posed in the headline - ''Whatever happened to the Cerebral Assassin?
One could argue that the following things have contributed to the downfall of The Cerebral Assassin, or that ONE of them is solely responsible:
- His babyface turn
- The Latest DX reunion
- The Emergence of John Cena
- Him Becoming a Father
- WWE changing to PG
- The Creative Team
- Fans losing interest in his character
Personally, I think it is a combination of all seven with him becoming a father having the least influence. If you think otherwise or have any other suggestions, let me know.
So for the last time, I ask you, Whatever happened to the Cerebral Assassin?
Thanks for reading and, as always, please let your opinion be known....