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The Root of Triple H’s Tyranny in WWE

These days, the WWE universe pay witness to the tyrannical rule of Triple H and his family, claiming that his orders were ‘for the good of the business’. His first order was to put the WWE championship in Randy Orton‘s hands, and then hired The Shield as his bodyguards. The main target of the group is Daniel Bryan, who Triple H thought is not a good fit to the be ‘face of the WWE’. The entire roster tried to side with Bryan, with the Big Show, The Miz and Dolph Ziggler serving as spokesmen against Triple H’s so-called ‘dictatorship’. However, the WWE’s COO threatened to fire those who spoke against him, perhaps as revenge for this moment.

Two years ago, the majority of the WWE roster gave Triple H a vote of no confidence after the roster voiced out their complaints regarding the recent chaos within WWE. The roster, led by John Laurinaitis, thought that the presence of Triple H created an unsafe working environment, and that ‘The Game”s inability to manage the situation only made it worse. This led to the walkout of the roster, and Triple H was later stripped of his authoritative powers by his father-in-law Vince McMahon.  The video of the walkout angle can be viewed below.

Take note that Sheamus and John Cena were absent during the roster walkout, and neither were currently seen in WWE programming due to injury. CM Punk was also absent, due to the fact that his rebellious straight-edge persona was being rewritten for the upcoming feud with soon-to-be Raw general manager Laurinaitis. Then-face Orton was also absent.

Triple H’s revenge for the roster’s walkout on him two years earlier is now incorporated into the storyline between himself, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. The entire roster, previously defiant in the walkout angle, now appears scared of Triple H’s tyranny for the sake of their employment lives, and that they cannot help Bryan at all in his quest to earn the respect of WWE management. The video below of the WWE roster’s inability to help Bryan can be viewed below.

Much like two years ago, Triple H’s authoritative presence in the WWE created an unsafe working environment, only this time he runs with an iron fist. And without a John Cena to make his presence felt, things will only get worse.

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New WWE Feuds for SummerSlam

A Brock Lesnar-CM Punk feud should be the main headline for SummerSlam this August.

The WWE Raw following Money in the Bank was explosive, if not the most shocking. In case you missed Money in the Bank, Damien Sandow and Randy Orton captured the briefcases containing the contract for future world championship matches, while John Cena and Alberto Del Rio retained their respective top championships. Perhaps the most highly anticipated reaction was reserved for Rob Van Dam, who made his return to the company after a four-year stint with Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling.

But back to tonight’s Raw. The storyline I’m looking forward to is between Brock Lesnar and CM Punk. Remember, both were managed by Paul Heyman until Punk’s face turn in Chicago at Payback last June. The night after Payback, Lesnar returned and hit Punk with the F-5. Lesnar did not appear on WWE television again until tonight, a decision which I criticized in my previous post because of Lesnar’s drawing power. During Lesnar’s absence, Heyman’s other wrestler Curtis Axel got involved with Punk, and at Money in the Bank, Axel interfered during the Money in the Bank ladder match, costing Punk his opportunity at a third briefcase. Then on Raw, Punk called out Heyman and Lesnar, which led to Lesnar and Punk brawling before another F-5 by Lesnar hit Punk.

The other storyline I’m looking forward to is Dolph Ziggler dumping AJ Lee. Ziggler had turned face at Payback and was trying to reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship from Alberto Del Rio. Unfortunately, Ziggler couldn’t do it at Money in the Bank when AJ hit Del Rio with her Divas’ Championship, causing a disqualification. This led to a backstage involvement on Raw, where Ziggler decided to break up with AJ. During a non-title rematch with Del Rio, AJ distracted Ziggler, and then Big E Langston attacked his former friend, thus providing closure to their relationship.

Also tonight Daniel Bryan got his wish at a WWE Championship match against John Cena at SummerSlam. Bryan had been on a roll of late, trying to prove himself that he was not weak, and during this period crowds started to get behind him, which led to Cena leaving it up to the crowd to decide the No. 1 contender, which became Bryan.

So far the potential matches at SummerSlam would be CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar, and Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship. I wonder what comes next in the Ziggler-AJ-Del Rio saga. Perhaps it’s either Alberto Del Rio joining forces with AJ and Big E Langston while Ricardo Rodriguez serves his suspension, or that Ziggler and Langston would face off at SummerSlam. Who knows, maybe you can tune in to a couple more episodes of Raw and SmackDown before SummerSlam and see what happens.

As for The Shield and The Wyatt Family, better find a new rivalry fast in order to boost your stock. That’s it for now.