Is it possible to predict the future of the wrestling world? Given that ‘plans change’ might as well be the official motto of the WWE, this might be easier said than done, but in Over/Under, we’re still gonna try!
Each week, we’ll choose five scenarios and then predict how likely they are to come true, by saying whether it’s ‘over’ (i.e. we think it’s over the odds that it’ll happen) or ‘under’ (i.e. we think it’s under the odds). As usual, members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett are on hand to embarrass themselves by being the ones to make the predictions.
0.5: The total WWE Title runs Triple H has left.
Triple H is known to always want the spotlight. Putting himself in the middle of whatever the hot storyline is at the moment is his thing. He could easily slip back into the title picture but will he? I don’t think he would.
Triple H may be very noticeably egotistical but I think he has good enough sense to not put the strap back around his waist. I might just be delusional and full of hopeful wishes, but I really believe that even he knows that would be too much. I do see him being involved in at least a thousand more storylines, however.
Currently Triple H is in a non wrestling role, both on television and on the business side. That means he can’t possibly have another WWE title run, right? Wrong! You know….. Brock Lesnar, the unbeatable beast of a being? The Game slayed the beast on the grandest stage of them all!
More importantly in that match, the Triple H retirement stipulation was lifted. This means he (or his nanny) isn’t putting away his boots any time soon. Given his reputation and history, would it really shock you if he was the WWE champ again? In fact, I can realistically see this Orton run flopping and HHH getting the title off Bryan or Cena in 2014 so New Age Corporation 2.0 can work, brother. Hide your water bottles because I’m going with the over as HHH will have at least one more title reign.
This is a tricky one. On the one hand, there’s absolutely nothing stopping Triple H from having another run or two because ‘it’d get great heat, brother’. There’s also really no sell-by date on when a megalomaniac can decide to award himself a belt – if 60 year old Vince can become champion, then why not Triple H in twenty years?
However, I can also see Triple H using his lack of future title runs as evidence that he’s ‘passed the torch’ or whatever, even though I fully expect him to be main eventing over the actual champion at numerous points in the future. Belts don’t mean anything when you’re booking yourself at the top of the card.
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