The WWE finally did the right thing when it allowed Triple H to solidify himself as the company’s biggest heel. The Authority might ne the faction that controls the marionette strings of the current program on television, but when all is said and done, “The Cerebral Assassin” is the one the fans must hate in order for the match between Randy Orton, Batista and Daniel Bryan (somehow I think it becomes a match with Triple H and his former Evolution members) to get over as a decent confrontation.
The IWC and the fans of the company have been waiting for a scenario where the former partner of Orton and Batista turned against both of them. The lackluster showing of Batista and the ever ascending popularity of Orton in this confrontation made the move to include Bryan in the main event necessary. He should have faced Kane in the match at WrestleMania XXX, however fan sensibilities proved that an Orton/Batista match was not the right decision and the management of the company had no choice but to add Bryan and potentially Triple H to the fold to give the WWE World Title match credibility.
If you have noticed, no one really cares about Orton or Batista right now and for pay-per-view buys to maintain some sense of decency, Bryan becomes the link to success and failure in the show’s main event.
It should not a shock to any of us that Triple H gets back in the ring – especially with his wife, Stephanie McMahon seemingly calling the shots of late. I had thought and still do think, at some point there will be a split in the power structure of the company and pit “the family” against the son-in-law, producing a storyline that the family turned its back on one of the performers who made them the most coin during the Attitude Era.
Stay tuned for that one.
The recent changes in programming for WrestleMania XXX almost guarantee that Triple H beats Bryan and faces his former friends and takes the title – much like a Mr. McMahon power trip. It also means that Bryan faces Triple H in the main event of Extreme Rules following WrestleMania.
And, and I like this idea – Kane will now face Roman Reigns in New Orleans. With rumors flying that the Big Red Monster may be pondering retirement, which I hope does not happen until he has one last match with Undertaker, putting Reigns over is the right thing to do for the company and the future of the WWE, regardless if The Shield splits up or turns into a face faction.
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