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IN Sports ON 26 Jan, 2016
The WWE is the most famous professional wrestling entertainment industry in the world. Even when I was still a kid, I would stay up late for Monday Night Raw or to see Smackdown that had Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, and Eddie Guerrero. I was still quite scared of both The Undertaker and Kane back then, now I respect them for having built a legacy. Aside from them, one of the most familiar faces in WWE is Triple H. He was part of the D-Generation X group along with HBK Shawn Michaels.
Now, it might sound weird, but Triple H is once again the World Heavyweight Champion. Indeed, he is quite strong, but his formidable strength should already give way to new WWE stars. So, why did WWE decide to give the title again to a rather old icon? Find out by reading the story below.
Triple H returned to the WWE ring at the latest Royal Rumble, which allowed him to get back at Roman Reigns for what happened during the TLC PPV. Triple H eliminated Roman Reigns from the Rumble match by throwing him over the ropes.
Aside from winning the Royal Rumble, Triple H also become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion again. So what is so alarming about this? Well, this just means that the Wrestlemania main event will have another relatively old part-time wrestler.
The decision to place Triple H back in the Wrestlemania main event seems to indicate that WWE is not yet ready to put the relatively new wrestlers to handle the main event. But what if these wrestlers, such as Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, are already capable of selling event tickets through their own levels of popularity?
Look, Triple H is a great wrestler, but he has already moved on to having an executive, managerial position in the WWE. It will not be surprising if WWE shows lose ratings because of this mishap.
Of course, WWE fans like seeing Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, and The Rock, and Triple H appearing in Wrestlemania, but that also means that WWE is not experimenting with the potential of other wrestlers who could be future icons in their own right.
Back in Wrestlemania 27, CM Punk gained massive recognition as he participated in the WWE Championship match. Sadly, he had to settle for a match with The Undertaker the next year after Wrestlemania 27. Eventually, CM Punk ended his contract with WWE, especially after learning that Wrestlemania 30 would just have Batista against Randy Orton. The sad fact was that Batista just signed up to the shortest wrestling contract there is, and CM Punk lost the spotlight.
One of the bad things about using popular wrestlers to sell tickets is that they cannot sustain the hype. Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns back in Wrestlemania 31 was not as exciting as it should have been because Lesnar did not like wrestling every week.
Even one of my most favorite wrestlers ever, Goldberg did not get the recognition he deserves because the industry decided to push Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash instead. WWE has to make risks and try having main events with NXT wrestlers, otherwise, WWE would be mundane in the long run.