On Saturday night from Las Vegas, WWE C.O.O. Triple H accompanied the undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather to the ring for his eventual victory against Miguel Cotto. Hunter carried one of Mayweather’s championship belts while wearing a sling on his injured left arm.
As seen on Monday Night Raw, former UFC champion Brock Lesnar broke Triple H’s arm as a result of applying his Kimura lock. The broken arm, though fictional, was sold nicely at this weekend’s boxing PPV event.
Now the days of Kayfabe when wrestlers would do whatever it took to perpetuate the idea that wrestling was real have long been gone, so it was nice to see Triple H go the extra mile with his storyline character.
Former WWE superstar Carlito wrote on Twitter: Correction, triple h was wearing a sling…and not many people know that a sling works a lot better than a cast for a broken arm! Right?
Carlito does have a point; broken arms do heal better in casts as opposed to slings. But how would it have looked for the image of Mayweather’s entourage to have a 6 ft 4 wrestler with an arm cast? Better than having Justin Bieber on board, that’s for sure. All right, so Triple H isn’t the best at selling, (unless if it’s to the Kliq) but the fact that he took two seconds out of his day to throw a sling on is more than he has ever done to sell a storyline.
Just last year on a late night talk show, Triple H revealed that his new position as C.O.O. and the firing of Vince McMahon were storyline. It was one thing to present wrestling as sports entertainment, and another to totally devalue the credibility of what fans see on a wrestling show.
Recently, with Brock Lesnar and John Cena executing a highly entertaining and brutally hard-hitting bout, it seems that WWE has decided to take itself more seriously as a pro wrestling company.
That’s great because now more than ever pro wrestling needs to perpetuate the idea that it is real.
Hunter’s involvement at Saturday’s fight was due to his close friendship with Mayweather dating back to his involvement at WrestleMania 24. With Triple H kayfabing, could we be witnessing a new Triple H? One who values the old school traditions of pro wrestling?
Wasn’t CM Punk denied from making an appearance at a UFC event in his hometown of Chicago? Guess something’s never change…
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