I’m back a week early from my summer hiatus – you know you missed me -, but one thing that I didn’t miss at all was the circus that we know as pro wrestling. My stomach literally turns watching WWE programming, and since they’ve implemented a third hour to their flagship show Monday Night RAW, things have gotten drastically worse. So bad, that Triple H felt the need to throw himself back into the mix as the “savior” of the WWE and spend the summer challenging of the over-hyped Brock Lesnar.
I didn’t waste my money or time watching SummerSlam. After all, what’s the point? They air the same matches for free for weeks leading into the pay per view, and again for weeks following the pay per view. With the exception of the featured match between Trips and Brock, I’ve seen it all before. And in regard to the featured match itself, I had no desire to see it in the first place. Which leads to the question – “Is a rematch for the egos necessary?”
Neither Triple H or Brock Lesnar are the same competitors they were a decade ago. It actually sends chills up my spine thinking that these guys were at the top of their game 10 years ago. But today, they are just shells of what they once were, now filled with more ego and greed than heart and passion.
I get it – Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar was a throwback. It was what it was, a featured match much like Rock/Cena was at Wrestlemania and much like the anticipated Punk/Austin match which appears to be in motion for sometime within the next 24 months. I may have not had any interest in it, but it served its purpose, and perhaps my opinion carries more bias because I’m not a fan of what Triple H and Brock Lesnar bring to the business. But now that match is over and done with, SummerSlam was an easily forgettable memory like any and all other WWE pay per views. And had the match been somewhat of a five-star encounter, perhaps a rematch would be warranted. But if Brock won only to return the favor to Triple H in the near future – then be prepared to watch the entire roster get lost in the shadows of these massive egos.
What more can be done to further this unnecessary feud? Is Triple H that much of a mark for his own gimmick that he has to throw himself into the mix because his time of being on top is history and he feels the urge to show that today’s talent doesn’t have the “it” factor like he did back in his prime? Is he looking to prove that his face and presence gives a boost to ratings when people are starting tune out to the piss poor creative direction that the WWE has been stuck in since last April? Is this another “what would this company do without me” ploy to outshine the new rising stars? I can practically hear him saying, “CM Punk is alright, but he’s nothing like I was when I was on top…. He doesn’t have the look. he never goes to the gym… He doesn’t draw like I did. He doesn’t draw the money. He Doesn’t sell out house shows. He doesn’t put asses in seats…. Fuck it, let me go out and have another match and show them how to do it.”
If you’re reading this, you must be a wrestling fan. So I ask YOU, the fans – is a rematch between Triple H and Brock Lesnar necessary? Do you REALLY want to see it? Or should the focus be placed on the stars of the future?
For the record, I don’t mind seeing Triple H wrestle. He can still go with the best of them and he proved that in his matches against The Undertaker. But he’s delegated himself to the office behind the scenes. What you see on TV is exactly what HE is giving you. So with that said, does it bother you that as the man in charge of the show, he books himself into the main events and makes his storylines more important than the top guys on the roster including the title holders and the champions?
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