Last week on Monday Night Raw, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar addressed the WWE Universe before the live crowd after disrupting a match with The New Age Outlaws. The reason for Heyman and Lesnar’s appearance on the show was to address the challenge that Triple H laid out for them a week prior.
At the “Old School Raw” episode Triple H made public that he wanted to challenge Brock Lesnar to a match at WrestleMania 29. To no one’s surprise Heyman and Lesnar would accept the challenge, but stated that the stipulation of this match would not be announced until Triple H signs the contract.
Yes, if you are keeping score at home, this would be a stipulation before the stipulation. And if Triple H wants to play ball, he is essentially signing his life over while being blindfolded as he is walking into a trap. Obviously this story has the wrestling world buzzing with fans trading reasons as to why the match stipulation may be one thing or the other.
Could it be a cage match? A leather strap match? A two out of 3 falls match? No telling what could possibly comes from this. But after giving much thought about this, I have come to the conclusion that it could only be one of two choices: Either an “I quit match” or a “loser leaves town” match (aka: retirement match)
The “I quit” match usually has a very humbling end result for the competitors, however the normal formula for the match has to be one guy with an ego vs one guy willing to play ball. Truthfully, it is hard to tell who could be the one to “play ball” for this contest, since both of these men have a tremendous ego already set. However on the other side, attaching those rules to this match would be more than appropriate since after-all this is WrestleMania. The anticipation of the match would instantly elevate it to where The Undertaker/ CM Punk match currently is in terms of popularity.
The “loser leaves town” rules would be another stipulation that would be a good fit for this match caliber. Triple H has been reduced to a part time schedule since taking on his (legit) chief operating officer role with the company. Needless to say, his concentration has been more focused on the daily operations of Raw and Smackdown.
Putting Triple H in a retirement match and having him put Brock over, would only preserve this feud to extend to a much later date in the year. At the same time, Brock continues his contract and is still dominating in case he really does go after the WWE Championship. This match stipulation would do more help than harm while still bringing a lot of intrigue to the match. Either way you go, tomorrow night on the 3/18/2013 edition of Raw, all eyes will be tuned in to what the announced match will be.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports