Tonight on Monday Night Raw, the WWE Universe was surprised with a visit from one of the greatest in ring performers of all time, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. Shawn came out to address the crowd to give his piece on the very highly anticipated match at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar vs Triple H. Before Shawn could get too much out, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar both came out to address Michaels. Heyman made it very clear that Brock is not coming to SummerSlam just to entertain the audience, but he is coming to SummerSlam to “Fight”. Michaels countered their argument with saying that Brock has tapped into a different part of Triple H that has never been seen before, since Brock and Heyman had words about Triple H and his family. Per Shawn, Brock will be meeting a Triple H that possibly no other foe in the history of the WWE has ever faced. And for this reason is why Brock must beat Triple H at SummerSlam.
This will be the first time that we have seen Brock Lesnar vs Triple H on television. For those who were so fortunate enough back in 2003 to see this match happen at Madison Square Garden house show, you are the only souls who have seen this match before, so you already have an idea of how this match will look. However, for the rest of the planets populations we have no idea. SummerSlam will indeed be a first. But I digress.
Triple H is going into this match, being his first match since Wrestlemania 28 (in his epic battle against The Undertaker) so it will be something else to see what he will be able to produce in the ring. However, this is the prime opportunity for Lesnar to be this menacing powerhouse that WWE should proclaim him to be. Brock’s last in ring match was with John Cena at WWE Extreme Rulz back in the spring. Brock pushed Cena to the absolute limit in that match as it really did look like Wrestling vs MMA. Despite Brock losing, the imprint he left on the audience was absolute dominance where him not coming out on top played 2nd fiddle.
Brock, potentially, doing the same thing to Triple H that he did to Cena would be fitting. We already know that Triple H doesn’t need to be in the ring too much longer. I figured that the end of his match at Mania where him, Taker and Shawn hugging at the top of the entrance was symbolic of it really being the end of an era. While Triple H’s may have ended, Brock’s is continuing.
The WWE needs that super threatening heavyweight. I understand that Great Khali, The Big Show, Mark Henry and Kane. But lets look at the picture, Mark Henry had career threatening surgery in May, IF he does come back, it will be quite sometime and he wont be the way he was in 2011. Great Khali has been reduced to a side show attraction and is no longer a contender. Kane had the most steam when feuding this Cena at the beginning of the year, but it was lost when he was involved in a love triangle with Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. It was too close to home to the whole Katie Vick thing, which didn’t taste well. The Big Show is our only alternative, but how serious can we take Show when WWE only gives us just so much of the potential monster that he can be. I still think they dropped the ball at MITB by not having him win it to continue his mean streak. Brock Lesnar is the only choice left of being a legit threat to the rest of the faces and competition. In addition, Brock is still fresh to this heard of WWE talent, so we can get new-like matches from this man, something that comes at a rarity now a days within the WWE.
Take into consideration it was 10 years ago at SummerSlam 2002 where the Era of Lesnar was born when Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock to win the WWE Undisputed Championship. 10 years later, could a new era begin?
Triple H has come out on top the last few times he has been in the ring with Paul Heyman and/or Brock Lesnar, so he is going into this match looking stronger than he ever has. But you have to ask yourself, which side has the most advantages due to the winner. For the sake of argument, lets say Triple H does win the match. What would be the overall advantage? What would be said about this feud? Where would we go from here? How do we take a 0-2 Brock Lesnar serious? And yes, I know, if Triple H were to lose at SummerSlam, he too would be 0-2 for the year of 2012, however, Triple H’s 0-2 is more of an advantage for the overall company. Triple H winning would just equate to one thing…Ego. And does Triple H have one? Absolutely, but even he knows the business in and out and knows whats best and what is not. And if he is the intelligent man that I peg him to be, he will realize that Brock Lesnar winning is the WWE WINNING.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports.