Ever since losing the WWE Championship to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 32 back in April, Triple H has been one of the most mysterious performers in WWE. After Wrestlemania, he took a hiatus from appearing on WWE television for roughly four months before interfering and ensuring that Kevin Owens became the WWE Universal Champion in the Fatal Four Way match on the August 29 edition of Monday Night Raw.
The Game’s return to WWE programming was sudden, but also surprising because he betrayed his protege Seth Rollins in the process. HHH hasn’t been seen on WWE television since and the reasoning behind his actions almost two months ago are still a total mystery to Rollins and the WWE Universe. There has been a ton of speculation since about HHH’s full-time return to WWE and how the feud with Rollins will continue.
WWE fans know that Seth Rollins vs. Triple H is inevitable for an upcoming WWE PPV, but the question is which one? Since The Game could reemerge on WWE programming at any time, the rumors have varied about when WWE officials are going to pull the trigger on HHH vs. Rollins. Apparently, WWE officials are getting much closer to pulling the trigger, but they’re making some major changes to the feud first.
Shortly after Triple H interfered in the Fatal Four Way match, it was reported that WWE was intentionally keeping The Game off WWE television because of competition on Monday nights for viewers and they didn’t think the recent drop in ratings for WWE programming was going to stop anytime soon. The powers that be didn’t want to waste HHH’s unpredictability until Monday Night Raw’s ratings had improved consistently.
Those issues haven’t completely improved as of this writing, but it seems that WWE officials are having a change of heart. It’s now being reported that WWE is looking to speed up the feud between Rollins and The Game. The original plans were for their match to be held at Wrestlemania 33 next year, but now WWE is planning to have their match at the WWE Royal Rumble and then a potential rematch at Wrestlemania.
Goldberg’s return to WWE programming has set WWE on fire, so the powers that be will want to keep his momentum going and utilize his star power for as long as possible. The expectation there is we’ll be seeing Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg at WWE Survivor Series. After that, Triple H will likely be returning to Raw, and the feud with Seth Rollins will pick up steam as the WWE Royal Rumble PPV draws closer.
Another reason why WWE is most likely speeding up the first match between HHH and Rollins is the recent announcement that the WWE Royal Rumble PPV will be held in San Antonio’s Alamodome for the first time in 20 years. It’s been well documented that WWE is looking to make this the biggest WWE Royal Rumble PPV in WWE’s history, so a major match like The Architect vs. The Game is a must for the event.
If all of that wasn’t enough, Triple H also recently let it slip that he’s most likely returning to the ring for the WWE Royal Rumble PPV. It’s a pretty safe assumption to make that we’ll be seeing Rollins vs. Triple H in January, but it’ll be interesting to see how WWE books their match if there is a penciled in rematch to take place two months later on the grandest stage of them all.
Their feud will also be very important to the future of Rollins’ babyface turn that he is currently undergoing. A huge feud with HHH and beating him at the biggest WWE Royal Rumble PPV in WWE history and Wrestlemania two months later is going to establish Seth Rollins as the top face of WWE. If WWE believes that now is the time for their feud and they need two matches to tell their story, they need to be sure.
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