Triple H Suffers Broken Arm During SummerSlam 2012 Match vs. Brock Lesnar

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistAugust 20, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Triple H attends a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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After one of the most vicious battles in recent WWE history, Brock Lesnar not only won his match against Triple H at SummerSlam, but he broke the Cerebral Assassin’s arm in the process, according to WWE.com.

Lesnar applied the Kimura to Triple H in the waning stages of their battle, forcing the WWE legend to tap out after having his arm broken. With the injury, that marks the second time in 2012 that Triple H had his arm broken by Lesnar.

With the WWE COO out of action indefinitely, what the future holds for both Lesnar and The Game is uncertain, but there is little chance that Lesnar's actions at SummerSlam will go without retaliation at some point from Triple H.

What It Means

With SummerSlam supposed to be WWE’s second-biggest event of the calendar year, bringing back a part-time superstar like Triple H was a temporary fix that needed to be written off TV for a while at the end.

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Breaking his arm again was the easiest way to put this feud on hold until the next major pay-per-view, Survivor Series. According to PWInsider (via NoDQ.com), Triple H is not retiring, and the WWE Universe will likely see the rematch in November.

As for Monday’s Raw, Paul Heyman has made it clear that he and Brock Lesnar would be at the event and ready to talk about the injuries he suffered and about the extent of the injuries inflicted on Triple H.

What’s Next?

With the limited dates on Lesnar’s contract with the WWE, there is little doubt that the former UFC champion will once again be relegated to the shelf until he is needed for a major PPV.

As it looks now, that will be Survivor Series.

That rematch must go down in a very similar way, but with the end being just a bit more tainted to continue two bigger storylines heading into WrestleMania 29. This time, it would involve Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.

With Triple H and Lesnar likely not fighting a third time at WrestleMania, they will both need opponents for the big show. If HBK screws Triple H out of the win at Survivor Series, that could easily set up a match between the best friends.

As far as Brock and Undertaker, their previous history of issues with one another is enough of a basis to start the feud with little rhyme or reason. If Lesnar beats Triple H at Survivor Series, he will look like a legitimate threat to challenge Undertaker’s streak.

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