WrestleMania 29: Why Brock Lesnar Needs to Defeat Triple H in SummerSlam Rematch

Jamie WestAnalyst IIIMarch 8, 2013

Photo obtained from www.rantsports.com
Photo obtained from www.rantsports.com

Triple H has never beaten Brock Lesnar in a match: singles, triple threat or tag. 

These two will lock horns once again at WrestleMania 29, where many expect Triple H to avenge his loss at SummerSlam and Brock Lesnar's treatment of his father-in-law, Mr. McMahon.   

To some, this would be a satisfying end to their long and occasionally drawn-out storyline, with the face, Triple H, standing tall over a fallen Lesnar, avenging his family in the process. However, having Triple H defeat Brock Lesnar on the "Grandest Stage of them All" makes very little sense going forward.

Since his WWE return in the spring of 2012, Lesnar has faced just John Cena and Triple H: Having him lose to both of them without any other significant victories could seriously dent the Beast's momentum. 

Moreover, Triple H does not need the momentum that a WrestleMania victory gives a talent. He is now very much a part-time performer and will probably make less in-ring appearances than Lesnar in 2013. Triple H has nothing left to accomplish in the ring, other than perhaps putting younger superstars over in one or two final matches. Lesnar, on the other hand, recently signed a deal that will take him through WrestleMania 31. Fans want to see Lesnar in the title picture, being booked as a legitimate threat to full-time main event faces like John Cena, Sheamus and Randy Orton

A victory over Triple H in their rematch at WrestleMania would solidify his main-event status and perhaps even put him in line for a WWE Championship match somewhere in the not-so-distant future.

A clean loss to Triple H at WrestleMania makes us wonder why he's back in the WWE anyways. If he's going to lose on the biggest pay-per-view  event of the year, it should at least be to somebody who will benefit from it.

Ultimately, while many think that Hunter is due the victory this April, this writer believes that Lesnar will be booked to win this match in order to remain relevant and the dominating former UFC Heavyweight Champion that he is. 

Lesnar has appeared far too sporadically since re-signing with the company this time last year. Let's hope he has a strong showing at WrestleMania and once again becomes an active member of the roster with an actual purpose for at least a couple of months.