What is everyone's thoughts on Taker/HHH in H.I.A.C? Is the streak coming to a end at Wrestlemania?
I think Taker's streak is coming to an end because I think they are going to follow up from last year when HHH said the only way to get rid of taker for good is to beat him at Wrestlemania. I honestly think Taker can't physically do it anymore that's why they are probably going to end the streak this year.
If Triple H is the one to break the streak, all I can say is that it will not do anything for my faith in the company. Of the people who logically could break the streak, HHH would be the worst possible option. It will do nothing but turn a large portion of the fanbase against him (mostly those who know how much power he holds with Vince, and would be unwilling to forgive him to put himself over to such a massive degree, despite knowing he will probably be semi-retired until he finally pulls the plug on his in-ring career). Even if it was someone like Cena, Orton or Punk, they can get something out of beating Taker. The WWE has one big thing going for them, and if they have it ended by someone who can't really do anything with it, why do it? I've never really been the biggest fan of HHH, but never in his career has he been 'the man'. To make him do what has been hyped up for the last 10-12 years as the unachievable would just not make sense. HHH has always been close to that level, but never at it. So, in brief, no. I don't think HHH should break the streak.
As a further note, I don't think anyone should beat the streak. As it stands, WWE have a poor record of sustaining pushes (see; CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson and Christian for examples made prominent within the last 18 months). They don't know how to stay ahead of the fans, which has made the crowd turn on some of their bigger achievers, and, without a doubt, they would fail with the post-streak push. In any case, if Taker was to retire, have him come in preferably before, tell everyone that when he has reached 20, he's achieved all he has achieved, so he will either leave the WWE in a blaze of glory, or the agony of defeat. Basically, it's his retirement match, and no harm is done when he ends up 20-0. Still, from Vince's standpoint, I'd think he'd want Cena v Taker, but as Rock made that impossible, I wouldn't be surprised that, if Vince was in Taker's ear, we may see 21-0 with the same inevitable outcome.
Post by shimmeringwarlock on Feb 23, 2012 13:01:24 GMT -5
Not a fan of the H eating the Streak, either in the metaphorical sense that he's made the presumably final match of Undertaker's career all about him, or in the possibly literal sense that H may, indeed, be the one who ends it.
Also, would prefer Taker have his (more than likely) last match against someone else. Someone who'd benefit from defeating Taker (if he's to lose) and will be with the company for a long time to come and can carry such a banner. Or, if Taker's going to get 20 and be done, have it be a legend he's never beat at Mania, not a guy who's already lost twice already.
But hey, it is what it is. Just hoping Taker gets his 20 and goes home, now, because H breaking the Streak isn't good for anyone but H.
Post by reostzombie13 on Feb 24, 2012 23:42:54 GMT -5
This may sound quite anti-PGish but I think their needs to be blood for this to hit the theme they're going for. End of era. These guy's reigned in the brutal overly violent attitude era where even the lower card had to bleed.
Post by indyjunkieman on Feb 25, 2012 21:12:32 GMT -5
I love the idea of the match because HHH and Taker have the two highest winning percentages inside HIAC and if this is indeed Taker's last match then it makes sense to have and have it at Mania but I hope and pray that HHH does not end the streak because sadly everyone knows that HHH likes to be the kind of guy who politics himself into scenarios that are to his benefit.
Post by gardenstatesaint on Mar 1, 2012 13:36:50 GMT -5
The bigger question to me isn't whether who will win or lose but will they allow blood for this match? I only think of this because they allowed the chair shots to the head last year (complete with phony fines). It would definetly elevate the wow or must see factor.
Post by xnocreativityx on Mar 4, 2012 11:31:10 GMT -5
I don't see WWE changing their "rules" for one match, no matter how important it is to them. Blood doesn't make a match either, it is an archaic thought. WWE being stale and such gets a lot of blame on it being "PG" but really it's just poor writing/booking/whatever you want to call it.