Alliances were formed on a newsworthy edition of Monday Night Raw. On the heel side, we have Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista and Corporate Kane. The face side consists of Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.
The scheduled main event for Raw had Triple H challenging Bryan for the heavyweight title. Hunter used his former Evolution buddies as well, as Kane to beat down Bryan before the match started. Triple H seemed poised for a controversial title win before the Shield came down to the ring in firm support of Bryan.
It wasn’t long before a fight broke out and a line in the sand was drawn. Before the show went off the air, Triple H could be heard shouting, “This means war!”
This begs the question, are we heading for a war games match at Extreme Rules?
We’ve never seen a war games match in the WWE. Triple H is a well-documented fan of the concept, and has pushed heavily for the match in the past. Unfortunately for Hunter, his father-in-law isn’t as bullish on the idea.
Vince McMahon has always put the kibosh on war games whenever the topic arises. McMahon considers war games a WCW idea (which it is), and therefore isn’t interested in using it at all. For whatever reason, they only like using ideas they can take credit for. The elimination chamber match (designed by Triple H) was WWE’s answer for war games.
However, it’s pretty clear that a new regime is settling in. While Vince is still the top authority figure in the company, Triple H has more say than ever before. It seems like too much of a coincidence that the main program coming out of WrestleMania involves two teams of four ready to duke it out at a PPV without any rules.
In reality, there’s no reason not to do it. The program feels fresh and the company has never done the match. If there was ever a PPV that called for it, Extreme Rules on May 4 would be the one.