Justin Barr



Ten years ago Triple H was about to form Evolution. He was gearing down for Seattle and the first Wrestlemania where two separate world championship matches would be decided. Hunter went from those days with Ric Flair to guide the breakout years of Batista and Randy Orton. Both of which had tremendous success.

When you consider that Helmsley has since suffered additional damage to his quads, and maintained a power role on air for years... One must wander what full circle is for The Game. Shawn Michaels met his demise at the hand of The Undertaker. Hunter dominated The Undertaker so convincingly in his Wrestlemania 27 match that he wasn't begging for a rematch at the behest of placing his career on the line.



Yet, now we find another member of the Monday Night Wars main eventers with their career on the line at Wrestlemania. Only one man has ever found a way out at the Grandaddy of the All while fighting a stipulation of retirement. The Ultimate Warrior defeated Macho Man 22 years ago. But, this is very different.

WWE's COO truly has done it all. Even the men who have returned all had their battles with Hunter. There's a wrestling documantary where Bret Hart is coaching Jim Neidhart on what to say during a backstage interview from Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows. He says a combination of lines which Neidhart confuses. Jim repeats back, "We are going to get hungry and leave no man untested!"

The King of Kings has encountered nearly everyone. Live event reports and clips make their way online as he interacts with the newest talent. While he is not 100% battle-tested against the roster, who is really left to fight? He is called the Cerebral Assassin and yet the smart money says the roster has no land left to conquer. The Game has double-digit world championships and is easily a first ballot Hall of Famer. Are people seriously going to begrudge him if he had to step in the ring in a role similar to Mr McMahon years from now?

Time will introduce new faces and create turmoil between the inmates and the guards. As Triple H becomes the central male figurehead of WWE perhaps a new slot will require him to wrestle like his father-in-law. Vince has lost several fights with the ownership of WWE, his career, and other stipulations on the line. Fans have tried to understand the changing need for his role and even forgiven his fiery demise in a limousine.

I would personally enjoy Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels having closure inside the ring. Triple H is putting his career against The Beast. But, it seems with history's pattern in this kind of match, fans will watch yet another member of The Kliq leave Wrestlemania with a loss, and without closure. If Hunter's admiration of Ric Flair teaches us anything of how he will handle the future then we haven't seen the last incarnation of Triple H. Should he win though... he will have defeated a streak more deadly than the previous two years where he failed.

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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Like the blog, especially the title. Great job!
  • March 27, 2013
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JAYBONE
HHH probably will win...but I'd like Heyman to have a winning night. Lesnar, Punk and the Shield winning would be great in my book.
  • March 27, 2013
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Angela Arnold
HHH isn't retiring anytime soon, or at least not this year and most def not to a guy like Lesnar. I would want to go out with a bang, and IMO Brock is not the guy. I also feel that when HHH does retire, it won't be a match for his career, I think he's just gonna leave or have a match and leave. I hi...
  • March 27, 2013
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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Angela Arnold Don't be hating on the MOTHERFCKNPAIN!!!!
  • March 27, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Don't see this as the end to this long drawn out feud so I would be surprised if Lesnar won this match. HHH still has some fuel left in the tank for at least another title run or more. Which would would put him right at the edge of Flair's 16 time title reign. I think we can expect a rubber match...
  • March 27, 2013
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Angela Arnold
Lol I still don\'t understand why you guys think HHH is losing, it\'s basically been set in stone that he\'s gonna win. And SweetStunnerPain(SSP) pssh pssh
  • March 27, 2013
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Jennifer Hamilton
I dont think Hunter will lose, and IF he does it means he'll take over WWE and Vince will step down, i think he will retire when that happens.
  • March 27, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Agree with Joey. I think HHH will have to pry control of WWE from Vince's cold dead hands. And it will be a tandem control of HHH and Steph. Not sure what happened to Shane but apparently he is not involved in family biz anymore? Maybe he is the mastermind behind Aces and Eights...lol.
  • March 28, 2013
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Angela Arnold
lol. I think when Vince is on his dying bed, Shane will make his way back around to the WWE. Sounds mean, but I just see it happening.
  • March 28, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
Yeah but he will come back too late only to find out that Vince left control of WWE over to Stephanie and Paul. So he returns and aligns himself with Paul Heyman to try and regain control of the company. Thus we have a match between Shane-o-Mac and HHH for control and Heyman's guys come out and he...
  • March 28, 2013
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Timothy Givens
I really dont see shane o mac returning for any take over story line at any time hes been away to long and hes successful in his new business venture.
  • March 28, 2013
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Adam Troy Brown
It was just a thought running through my head at the time I was writing my comment. Don't be such a buzzkill dude.
  • March 28, 2013
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Cody Hewitt
Why did HHH cut his hair so short. He looks like cena and it looks weird hhh should grow it enough where he can slick it back kinda like dean ambroses hair style
  • March 28, 2013
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Angela Arnold
Don't you ever..EVVVVVVER! Compare HHH to Cena in any kind of way, I don't care if they have on the same damn underwear! Don't you do it! Lol.
  • March 28, 2013
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Michael Savior
I don't like how Joey waste precious keyboard time and spelled fag 2 different ways. I am not impressed.
  • March 29, 2013
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