WWE: Top 5 Questions Going Forward After Raw
How many one armed wrestlers does it take to change a light bulb?
Tonight, we witnessed Chris Jericho leaving, Brock Lesnar leaving and Triple H also leaving.
As I do every Monday night following Raw, I present the top questions going forward. These questions are meant to stimulate conversation and give us pause so we can examine current storylines.
Shall we have at it?
Is This Really the End for Brock Lesnar?
We had three people “retire” tonight on Raw. I will examine each of the three men in this article, but we have to start with the new “King of Kings,” Brock Lesnar.
Is this really the end of Brock Lesnar’s WWE career?
I think the WWE tipped their hand tonight. Apparently Brock is leaving because there is “nothing left for him to conquer.” Oh, but there is one more thing left for Brock:
The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak.
I think it is very obvious that Brock will leave the company only to be lured out of retirement AGAIN in an effort to defeat the Deadman. It allows Brock to leave without question and come back easily without any complex storylines.
Some believe that the feud between Triple H and Brock Lesnar may not be over, but it should be. Triple H lost so even if they had a rematch, they would only be even if Triple H came out victorious. Lesnar needs to move on and Triple H needs to stay out of the ring.
Would you enjoy seeing Brock Lesnar face the Undertaker at WrestleMania?
Is Triple H Really Retiring?
Well I have already told you my thoughts on Brock Lesnar’s retirement, so what about Triple H? Have we seen the last match for him?
Not a chance.
With Lesnar there is one more pay-per-view left for his name to be milked. Triple H, however, is another story.
Triple H is Vince McMahon’s son-in-law. If you think a mediocre speech by Shawn Michaels is the only celebration we will have of Triple H’s storied career, guess again.
Trips is one of the greatest of all time, whether you like him or not. When he is officially retired from the ring, there will be a whole show dedicated to him.
All Triple H did was set up Brock Lesnar for WrestleMania. Now Lesnar has the clout to say he beat Triple H and he wants to do what Trips could never do: defeat the Undertaker at WrestleMania.
As for Triple H himself, he will stay off television for a while and return just when we are about to forget about him. I do not know how many matches he has left but I guarantee he has one more in him.
Do you believe Triple H is done?
Is Jinder Mahal a Worthy Opponent for Ryback?
It is a good thing Jinder Mahal attacked Ryback because I was ready to trash Ryback for facing two nobodies again. I am always happy to be wrong.
Mahal has been making Ryback look human without making him look weak. I am not a huge Jinder Mahal supporter but I am happy to see his feud with Ryback picking up steam.
I am curious to see how my readers feel about Mahal being the first true test for Ryback.
I have written for months that Ryback needed to enter a legitimate feud with someone in order to progress his career. The WWE has selected Jinder Mahal, and I have been pleased so far.
Who would you like to see Ryback feud with?
Have We Witnessed Chris Jericho's Last Match?
I am on the record that I believe both Triple H and Brock Lesnar have not really retired from the WWE. So how about Chris Jericho?
With Jericho it is hard to say because aside from the Undertaker, no one has had more comebacks than Jericho. That, of course, is a gross generalization, but you get my point. Jericho could go on tour with his band for a month and then go right back to the WWE for all I know.
I am not Jericho’s biggest fan but I honestly hope tonight really was not the end of his career. Although at times I feel he is overrated, Jericho is one of the best in-ring performers of all time and he deserves a better send-off then what we saw tonight.
I have commended Jericho all year for putting over the young talent. To be fair, 2012 has not been a stellar year for Jericho but he has done the right thing by pushing guys like CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler.
Jericho deserves all the respect in the world. I honestly hope we see him comeback one more time and get the proper end to his career that he deserves.
Is CM Punk Being Disrespected?
According to John Cena if you defeat him it will “define your existence.”
We fell in love with CM Punk for telling the truth, now fans are booing him for doing the exact same thing a year later.
Tonight CM Punk said what a lot of fans have voiced on this website for months. Punk talked about that despite being champion he has taken a back seat to guys like John Cena and The Rock. That is a fact that none of us can dispute.
The problem is that the WWE is making Punk look like a whiner by constantly demanding respect. They even gave Punk some cheap heat tonight by hitting a defenseless Jerry Lawler from behind. I am not afraid to admit that when Punk kicked Lawler, I cheered loudly.
To be honest, I feel CM Punk is being disrespected, and it is by the WWE. This championship run has been tainted considering the fact that Punk has rarely been in the main event and has taken on the same competitors over and over.
CM Punk will face John Cena at “Night of Champions” and the outcome will determine the direction of the company for the foreseeable future. If John Cena wins, then he will most likely go on to enact his revenge against the Rock. If CM Punk wins, then maybe he has the backing of the WWE after all, as long as it is a clean victory.
I cannot remember a time when someone held the WWE title for so long and I felt like he had to still prove himself every week.
Who do you think will be champion after Night of Champions?
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Keep it classic everyone!