Tonight, when the entire WWE turned on Triple H, the following men were nowhere in sight:
John Cena, Randy Orton, CM Punk and Sheamus.
Now, CM Punk has been ahead of the class for a while, now. He was the first to admit that Triple H wasn't in on the "conspiracy" that he believed was coursing through the WWE, but that Triple H was a victim of that conspiracy.
So, it would only be logical that he wouldn't want to play into the hands of the puppetmaster and vote against Triple H.
The more interesting note, however, is that Sheamus, Cena and Orton didn't show up, either.
While Orton's motivations are probably the most difficult to read, as he has no dealings with Triple H currently, there is a thread that binds Cena, Sheamus and Punk together:
They will all possibly be wrestling alongside one another at the 2011 Survivor Series.
Before the WWE decided to go in the direction of firing The Miz and R-Truth, the Survivor Series match was to pit The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus and a yet-to-be-named fifth opponent against Alberto Del Rio, R-Truth, The Miz and two yet-to-be-named opponents.
The WWE has since been hushed on that front, probably not to give away the outcome of the storyline. My personal assumption is that it's going to be Rock, Cena, Punk, Sheamus and HHH against ADR, Christian, Miz, Truth and possibly the head conspirator.
Orton will probably not be in the match as he'll be going up against Mark Henry.
And that begs the further question: If Randy's refusal to appear on Monday means HHH has his support, does this automatically put Mark Henry in the other camp? Henry hates HHH and has already been fined $250,000 by him. A fine he refuses to pay.
Either way, Punk, Cena and Sheamus are linked to that advertising for Survivor Series and are linked as no-shows to HHH's vote of no-confidence.
With the kind of power David Otunga is amassing in the locker room, it's going to take Punk, Cena, Orton, Sheamus and Triple H to combat it. One thing not to be overlooked is the fact that before this all unfolded, Miz, Truth and ADR were advertised to be in the match.
ADR aligned himself with the Otunga alliance in the same segment that saw Otunga declare he was working with The Miz and R-Truth.
But, with the size of the enemy against the decidedly face Triple H, being directed by obvious heels, is it any surprise that the four biggest faces today won't side against Trips?