From the title above screams that this match should be considered to be “best for business” for both parties involved.
The match that was rumored to happen at “The Grandest Stage of Them All” at WrestleMania 33 between Triple H versus Seth Rollins is now up in the air. During a brawl between Rollins and the dominant debut of Samoa Joe on last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, Rollins somehow re-injured his knee when Joe took him down to the mat to apply the Coquina Clutch. WWE announced his injury on their website that sent shock waves in the wrestling community with concern and sympathy.
Ask yourself this question. Should Triple H sit out and watch WrestleMania on the sidelines this year? Of course. However, whether we like it or not, he’s going to be wrestling at this year’s event. If the company insists that he needs to wrestle at “The Grandest Stage of Them All”, then it’s only logical that he should go up against Shane McMahon.
It makes plenty of sense to do this match. Both are two huge names in the WWE, especially for more of the casual fan base that tune in during WrestleMania season. For me, the back and forth promos itself and the reportedly real-life heat between the two sides of the McMahon clan, whether it’s still going on or not, is there for this match to work. Since there’s rumors that Shane McMahon will be wrestling at the event, then it’s only natural that he should face Triple H.
Triple H is a WWE corporate executive married to Stephanie McMahon, who is running RAW. Shane McMahon runs Smackdown right behind Daniel Bryan. Since WWE has been building up a ratings war, the animosity between the two brands on-screen, and the rumored backstage heat between Triple H and Shane McMahon, why not invest the time to bring this story alive on-screen, considering it makes sense in their made-up world. Let Shane question Hunter’s and Stephanie’s leadership and decision making on the Raw brand that could cause friction on-screen between the two to start this feud off. Or put something up for stakes between RAW and Smackdown at the event that will get people invested in this match.
WWE only has two months of programming to make this work, which they can certainly do. Triple H can have a meaningful match even though the program that they’ve spent most of a year building to can no longer happen. This gives Shane McMahon a reason to have a match rather than he feels like he should. Also, this gives the fan-favorite MVP in the company, AJ Styles, Shane’s rumored opponent, something else to do in the company’s biggest event of the year.
On a Wrestlemania 33 card that seems to be mind-boggling and already running out space for people to fill in, this match could do WWE a lot of favors on April 2 with two months of the time that they still have.