Thought of the Day: Oh Yeah That Happened

Regarding Brock Lesnar.So I’m watching Countdown (really fun way to kill an hour and a Tuesday tradition for me) and the topic is Returns. One of them is Brock Lesnar and someone said it was in 2012. It hadn’t occurred to me that Brock’s second tenure is actually longer than his first (he debuted the night after Wrestlemania XVIII and left after Wrestlemania XX).

One of the people talking about Brock coming back was Punk, and the first thought in my head was that Punk would know how awesome Brock is as Punk fought him at Summerslam. The same is true of Cena. Then I heard the year 2012 and I wondered how it could have been that long. Then I thought “oh yeah. He had that year long feud with HHH.”

The trilogy between HHH and Brock Lesnar might have been the least interesting big match trilogy of all time. It’s just totally forgettable and left no impact at all. It’s sandwiched between the match of the year in 2012 and the match of the year in 2013 and means nothing, all things considered. The match headlined Summerslam, was the second main event at Wrestlemania XXIX and headlined Extreme Rules. That REALLY should be something memorable but there’s just nothing there. I remember Brock vs. Big Show better than I remember the HHH feud, and I literally couldn’t remember Brock vs. Big Show two days after it happened.

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  1. Cockadoodledoo says:

    do you think that if maybe Brock had beaten HHH at wrestlemania the feud would be a little more memorable? cuz man those 3 matches were meh

    klunderbunker Reply:

    It would have been memorable if it happened once. The Summerslam match was fine and Lesnar beating HHH was fine. Stretching it out another 9 months was ridiculous.

    Cockadoodledoo Reply:

    yeah after losing to Cena, which was kinda ridiculous but at least made sense, he should’ve ran right through HHH to the point a second match wouldn’t be needed, let alone a third.

  2. Vega says:

    This feud would’ve been good in 2003, ala Hogan – Goldberg. Too bad Goldberg was also around in 2003. Last year it happened just so HHH can show he can still hang with the big guys, which served no one but HHH and had little impact.
    The dynamic was off. HHH wasn’t a great face and people were happy to see Lesnar. HHH winning (clean if I remember right) at Mania was more laughable than anything else.
    You gave the matches pretty good grades though, so they got that going for them, which is nice.

    Then again Brock has so few dates that he can’t be used to do a lot, even over a lot of time. And he’s totally one-dimensional, but that’s okay for a guy like him.

  3. Marky-Marc says:

    I’ve always thought that HHH’s best matches come when he is putting everything he has into making the opponent look good. and I never felt he was doing that with Lesnar. As Vega said, it was a way to make himself seem like he could still go, which is fine, but not when you face someone like Lesnar.The killer quality that Lesnar has was completely compromised in all three matches and as you said, made the whle feud pretty forgettable and im sure regrettable on WWE’s end.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Here’s where they lost me.

    Brock literally ran over Cena and lost to him on a fluke.

    HHH stood toe to toe with Lesnar and won a slugout.

    Marky-Marc Reply:

    Or when HHH was in the kimura for about three minutes and didnt tap. You know, coming off TWO broken arms and all.

  4. M.R. says:

    Probably my least favorite Triple H moments were this feud. Just totally unecessary and the fact Triple H won at Mania is almost funny.

  5. MrHashasheen says:

    I also remember Big Show-Lesnar more… but that’s because the Lesnar chair smash still sticks out in my head when it comes to recent Big Show moments.