Triple H: Does He Control the Spotlight That Shines on Him?

Micheal RobinsonSenior Analyst IIFebruary 26, 2011

Let me first say this: I respect Triple H, and I am a fan of Triple H.

I am posting my top 10 wrestlers of all time this weekend, and he is higher than most people would think on my list.

However, with Triple H's recent return, I can't help but think a couple of things.

One: now that he is an official Senior Adviser of WWE and has an office at WWE Headquarters, how much control does he have on all of his storylines and matches?

Conflict of interest, anyone?

Two: even before his promotion in 2010, how much did he play a role in his success earlier in his career? It does make you wonder, doesn't it?

Triple H is a 13-time champion inside of WWE (eight-time WWE champion, five-time world heavyweight champion).

While legendary Ric Flair considers himself a 21-time champion, he is officially recognized as a 16-time world champion, so Triple H doesn't have far to go to surpass that.

At 41 years old, if Triple H does win either of the major titles three more times to tie Ric Flair, it would be completely obvious to me that he has a lot of control and would take away from how special that moment would be.

Not to mention, Triple H is Vince McMahon's son-in-law—you would be living under a giant-sized boulder if you didn't know that.

Word has it around the Internet wrestling world, Triple H and The Undertaker both have creative control over the match and storyline leading up to their potential matchup at WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta.

The poll I created earlier this week in my article, WrestleMania 27: The Undertaker To End an Era...Or Continue Streak?, strongly favors The Undertaker never losing his streak.

The question I asked was, would The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak ever come to an end? The options were yes, never and Triple H ending it at WrestleMania 27.

Nearly two thousand people have voted and 65% believe that it will never end, while 12.8 percent do think it will end at some point.

However, the number that jumped out at me is, 22 percent believe that Triple H will end the streak this year, a number higher than I expected.

Could you imagine if Triple H ended this streak and how controversial it would be?

Now, WWE is smart, and they do realize that they can carry The Undertaker's streak into Miami next year at WrestleMania 28 as the main event, going for 20-0 and possibly the end of his career.

Just the thought of Triple H ending this streak at WrestleMania this year would lead to a silenced and shocked crowd.

Regardless, the coming weeks towards WrestleMania should get interesting, as Triple H has made his return from being out nearly an entire year.

What is more interesting to me, is where Triple H will go from here after WrestleMania 27. Will he go after the WWE Champion for another title reign, or will he call it quits?

Triple H did say he has a few more years left in a recent WWE Magazine interview, so maybe he is going for 16-time champion after all. Why not 17-time? What better way to get back at Ric Flair for his jump to TNA following his send-off at WrestleMania 24?