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Why WrestleMania Needs Triple H vs. The Rock

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Now there’s talk that the real main event of next year’s WrestleMania will be Triple H vs. The Rock.

How great would that be? That’s like seeing Hulk Hogan vs. Randy “Macho Man” Savage one-on-one. (Triple H is Savage).

With the loss of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, the WWE seems a little lost in its booking right now. There’s talk of Roman Reigns challenging Brock Lesnar for the WWE championship. There’s speculation that Sting would go to the WWE and wrestle The Undertaker. There’s even rumors that Stone Cold Steve Austin will come out of retirement to wrestle John Cena.

(The Rock, Photo via wwe.com)
(The Rock, Photo via wwe.com)

Triple H vs. The Rock is exactly the old school kind of match that would sell the card. The two have feuded in several forms over the years. Triple H got his first big push as a member of Degeneration X, feuding with The Rock and the Nation of Domination.

Their feud led to a classic ladder match at SummerSlam that put The Rock on the map. Triple was a great worker back then before he tore his quad muscle and lost about two seconds in his timing. The Rock was a good athlete and Triple H carried him to his best match ever up until that time.

The Rock went on to become the biggest pro wrestling star of his generation. Triple H went on to become the most powerful pro wrestler of his generation, eventually going on to marry Vince McMahon’s daughter, Stephanie.

These two wrestlers would blow the roof of the proverbial Skydome at Wrestlemania. If these part-time legends like The Rock want to return for more matches they should be booked in gimmick style matches against other legends.

WWE CEO, Triple H
WWE CEO, Triple H

They have earned the right to return to the ring when they want to, as long as they are not taking the spot of some other guy on top and insisting on winning the WWE title.

It’s too bad that The Rock and Triple H no longer choose to be full-time wrestlers. They are as good as anyone on the current roster and no doubt wrestling could use an infusion of some 1990s psychology and energy to fuel the product.