Thought of the Day: The Problem With HHH vs. Lesnar

It’s a lack of adapting.Last year, Cena vs. Lesnar was arguably the match of the year.  Why was it so awesome you ask?  It was because the match was DIFFERENT.  It was Brock Lesnar massacring Cena in a style that we hadn’t seen in years.  That was a fight rather than a match and the people bought into it in a big way.

 

Flash forward to Summerslam and Wrestlemania.  Yeah the matches between HHH and Lesnar were intense, but they were nothing we hadn’t seen before.  HHH treated Lesnar like any other monster with the same classic formula: monster hurts face, face loses first match, face comes back to win rematch.  The problem with that is Brock Lesnar is not just any other heel.  He’s a special attraction and capable of so much more, but instead he’s being used to make HHH look good.  Think about it: even if Lesnar DESTROYS HHH in the cage match at Extreme Rules, which match are people going to remember more?  That one or the match from Wrestlemania?

 

After Extreme Rules, Lesnar will have been back for 13 months.  12 of them will have been spent making the boss of the company look good.  That’s just bad booking all around.

12 comments

  1. Your Eternal Reward says:

    Yep.

  2. Your Eternal Reward commented on KB’s Wrestling Reviews:

    Yep.

  3. In my opinion, Triple H should only be in a feud with Lesnar if Lesnar is the one who is really put over. WWE dropped the ball on Lesnar by jobbing him immediately to John Cena when in actuality, they should have saved that match for down the road. And with Lesnar being both a former WWE champion and MMA champion, he should have been destroying everybody in his path, including Triple H and John Cena.

    If they really wanted to build a compelling story with Lesnar, have him go over strongly over all his competition until the one person is finally able to beat him at this year’s Wrestlemania. And along the way, Lesnar could have been suspended because of his ruthlessness to account for his part time schedule but is brought back after Paul Heyman found a loophole in Lesnar’s contract. And if I was writing the show, I would have had Lesnar chase the Undertaker’s streak instead of HHH and put CM Punk in a three-way main event with Rock and Cena.

    WWE really messed up with Lesnar and they had an opportunity to strike while the fire was hot last year but allowed him to sizzle. And now, Lesnar is pretty much just another WWE heel.

  4. Landus Rigsby commented on KB’s Wrestling Reviews:

    In my opinion, Triple H should only be in a feud with Lesnar if Lesnar is the one who is really put over. WWE dropped the ball on Lesnar by jobbing him immediately to John Cena when in actuality, they should have saved that match for down the road. And with Lesnar being both a former WWE champion and MMA champion, he should have been destroying everybody in his path, including Triple H and John Cena.

    If they really wanted to build a compelling story with Lesnar, have him go over strongly over all his competition until the one person is finally able to beat him at this year’s Wrestlemania. And along the way, Lesnar could have been suspended because of his ruthlessness to account for his part time schedule but is brought back after Paul Heyman found a loophole in Lesnar’s contract. And if I was writing the show, I would have had Lesnar chase the Undertaker’s streak instead of HHH and put CM Punk in a three-way main event with Rock and Cena.

    WWE really messed up with Lesnar and they had an opportunity to strike while the fire was hot last year but allowed him to sizzle. And now, Lesnar is pretty much just another WWE heel.

  5. M.R. says:

    It boggles my fucking mind why Triple H needed that Mania win. Was it really to symbolically represent WWE going over UFC? Because I see no other explanation.

  6. M.R. commented on KB’s Wrestling Reviews:

    It boggles my fucking mind why Triple H needed that Mania win. Was it really to symbolically represent WWE going over UFC? Because I see no other explanation.

  7. chris says:

    It’s symbolic of a bigger problem. The company seems to be dropping the ball with big time stories, because of fear of adapting trying something new. Brock Lensar came in Triple H saw a big time heel, In his mind he’s a mega babyface and thus he should go over.

    Which is fine in theory but, Triple H isn’t nearly the level of babyface that wwe would have you believe. On top of that Lesnar is someone special he should be treated as such. Not just another dime a dozen heel to be vanquished. Should be eventually lose?

    Of course but only after going on a tear and killing people left and right.

    Instead he loses to Cena right out of the gate, then gets put into a program with Triple H. That I don’t think anyone really wanted to see anyway. Now there going to have a 3rd match, a cage match because It’s extreme! Well no one seems to care. It just seems there to afraid to take risks with people. That somehow if Lesnar did tear though Cena, Orton, and others. It would somehow show UFC superiority.

    The company is so obsessed with mainstream attention. “that they are never going to get at least not at the level they want” That all they care about is Showing how awesome they are with did you know bullshit and twitter feeds, trending worldwide and so forth. It’s like wrestling is secondary. Instead of putting all there time and effort into wrestling. It needs to go into movies no one will watch. Anti bully campaign “good cause but out of place” Twitter feeds across the screen with constant reminders of there god like status. Touts with plants talking in a way no normal person does. Whatever new mode they can discover to tell you of there awesomeness. Oh and if there’s any time you might get 20 minutes of wrestling on a 3 hour show.

    No matter how hard Vince McMahon tries no matter how he tries to differentiate himself from wrestling, no matter if it’s with made up phrases “like sports entertainment” or movies, albums or anything else he tries. He will always be a wrestling promoter. I don’t understand why he can’t be happy with that?

    A lot of people Hate Triple h, I haven’t always liked what he’s done. If he’s willing to cut most of that shit out, or at least tone it down. I say bring on the new boss

    M.R. Reply:

    You really need to work on grammar. I hope for the sake of society you’re still in school.

  8. chris commented on KB’s Wrestling Reviews:

    It’s symbolic of a bigger problem. The company seems to be dropping the ball with big time stories, because of fear of adapting trying something new. Brock Lensar came in Triple H saw a big time heel, In his mind he’s a mega babyface and thus he should go over.

    Which is fine in theory but, Triple H isn’t nearly the level of babyface that wwe would have you believe. On top of that Lesnar is someone special he should be treated as such. Not just another dime a dozen heel to be vanquished. Should be eventually lose?

    Of course but only after going on a tear and killing people left and right.

    Instead he loses to Cena right out of the gate, then gets put into a program with Triple H. That I don’t think anyone really wanted to see anyway. Now there going to have a 3rd match, a cage match because It’s extreme! Well no one seems to care. It just seems there to afraid to take risks with people. That somehow if Lesnar did tear though Cena, Orton, and others. It would somehow show UFC superiority.

    The company is so obsessed with mainstream attention. “that they are never going to get at least not at the level they want” That all they care about is Showing how awesome they are with did you know bullshit and twitter feeds, trending worldwide and so forth. It’s like wrestling is secondary. Instead of putting all there time and effort into wrestling. It needs to go into movies no one will watch. Anti bully campaign “good cause but out of place” Twitter feeds across the screen with constant reminders of there god like status. Touts with plants talking in a way no normal person does. Whatever new mode they can discover to tell you of there awesomeness. Oh and if there’s any time you might get 20 minutes of wrestling on a 3 hour show.

    No matter how hard Vince McMahon tries no matter how he tries to differentiate himself from wrestling, no matter if it’s with made up phrases “like sports entertainment” or movies, albums or anything else he tries. He will always be a wrestling promoter. I don’t understand why he can’t be happy with that?

    A lot of people Hate Triple h, I haven’t always liked what he’s done. If he’s willing to cut most of that shit out, or at least tone it down. I say bring on the new boss

  9. M.R. commented on KB’s Wrestling Reviews:

    You really need to work on grammar. I hope for the sake of society you’re still in school.

  10. chris says:

    Thank you for your comment:)

  11. chris commented on KB’s Wrestling Reviews:

    Thank you for your comment:)