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by, 02-19-2013 at 04:24 PM (875 Views)
Lesnar may have announced he was leaving WWE in a Tout video but all of the posters for WM29 have Lesnar and it’s but a given he will be in New Jersey to have one of his final matches on his contract. Though Lesnar is known for a business driven performer, he would not come back to the world of WWE to get a match that is underwhelming to his reputation as a big draw on Pay Per View especially at the showcase of the immortals, Wrestlemania.
Lesnar vs. the Rock
The match that christened Lesnar the ‘next big thing’ was his Summerslam victory over the Rock in 2002, culminating a summer season where Lesnar debuted and dominted the WWE in the King of the Ring tournament to earn a shot at the Great One. Lesnar may have been the heel in the match, but he received a positive reaction when he upset Rocky.
With ten years past, both men have gone through some tremendous changes as the Rock left WWE to become a blockbuster movie star and Lesnar left wrestling to eventually conquer the world of the UFC. That is a story that you can tell, with the Lesnar portraying himself as ‘legitimate’ as he did when he feuded with Cena in April of this year. That type of dynamic with Rock as a glitzy actor who Lesnar claims has gone ‘soft’ since going to Hollywood.
Rock showed he still wants to bring it physically in the ring at WM28 and Survivor Series 2011. He would truly be tested with Lesnar’s brutal in-ring style which now includes the bone-snapping Kimura arm lock. If the Rock wins the WWE Championship at his planned title match at the 2013 Royal Rumble, a potential Brock vs. Rock II would once again have the WWE Championship as the prize for the winner.
Lesnar vs. Triple H
Lesnar and Triple H’s story for Summerslam did not wow any die-hard fans, but when the buyrate came in for WWE’s biggest summer event it showed that the story drew as the main event. Triple H gave a tearful goodbye on RAW following match, after suffering a second arm injury in storyline that year. Wrestling logic then applies, it seems like a revenge plot laid out by the Game to get his win back on Lesnar. If you also look at the video posted with this article, you can see Paul Heyman cutting down Triple H even more in a celebratory promo after Summerslam. Wrestling logic applied again, Triple H will be motivated to once again be the King of Kings.
The Summerslam match itself was not a barnburner, as it was violent and brutal but lacked the pace with Lesnar and Triple H avoiding their usual smash-mouth styles for a trade of uncharacteristic submission holds. It just did not make the waves it should have to warrant a big time rematch, and in WWE what is bigger than Wrestlemania? Nothing. If WWE pits Triple H against Brock once again, it would be better placed on the Elimination Chamber PPV or maybe Extreme Rules 2013 as a followup to Wrestlemania.