Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Why Triple H vs Brock Lesnar Seems Pointless and Unnecessary

by Brian Phelps

As the road to Summerslam comes to a head, we're about to witness a clash of the titans between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. Surprisingly, this is a feud that's been building for nearly 4 months, but you'd never know that because both men have barely been seen over those four months. We would go several weeks without seeing Triple H or Brock Lesnar. However, so far we've seen a contract dispute between these two, Triple H's arm broken by Lesnar, Lesnar and Paul Heyman file two lawsuits against Triple H and the WWE for breach of contract and assault and battery on Triple H, Challenges issued, challenges refused and then later accepted, Heyman assaulted by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, as well as Shawn Michaels arm also being broken by Lesnar. All of this and there hasn't even been a match of any kind yet.

Despite all the star power in this feud, I'm really not that into it. First of all, the feud seems very forced. The whole thing just seems pointless and unnecessary. Third, this is a match that should have taken place 10 years ago, but now seems awkward and out of place. This entire match feels like something out of 2002. I mean you got Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar, and Paul Heyman. It also doesn't help when there are several weeks worth of gaps in between each guys appearances over the last few months. How can I invest myself in a feud that stops and starts again all the time? Also, Brock Lesnar lost a lot of credibility when he was pinned clean by John Cena after being gone for 8 years earlier this year. Since Lesnar is 0-1 since his return, it makes him seem more beatable and less dangerous and thus takes some of the credibility out of his current feud with Triple H.

Although I am a fan of The Game, I'm kind of turned off by the fact that Summerslam is being main evented by 2 guys that have wrestled a combined 2 matches this entire year. I also don't like that both Wrestlemania and Summerslam are being headlined by guys that rarely wrestle anymore. It's because of this that this match between Triple H and Lesnar seems pointless and unnecessary. Who wants to watch a match between two guys that we probably won't see again for several months? I hate investing myself so much into part time wrestlers like Triple H, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock. Sure, it's a treat to see them again... but I feel like these superstars should be putting over new talent instead of old guys battling other old guys in matches that really have no meaning or pay off for either wrestler. 

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