Money, The Game and Biebs = new Triple Threat
How's that arm treating ya, Triple H?
Pretty well judging by how high you're holding up one of Floyd Mayweather's titles.
Triple H, of course, had his arm "broken" by Brock Lesnar this past Monday on Raw after the former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champ attacked him and slapped on his deadly kimura submission over a contract dispute. I'm just glad I had to deal with Geno and not Lesnar when hammering out my Cageside contract. The General's submission game sucks.
This wasn't the first time "The Game" accompanied Mayweather to the ring before one of his bouts. He did so back in 2009 when the undefeated boxer took on Juan Manuel Márquez. Like Mayweather did last night against Miguel Cotto, he defeated Márquez by unanimous decision over the course of 12 rounds.
Beyond having Triple H walk next to him and hold up belts, Mayweather's involvement with WWE goes far deeper. Who can forget his memorable stint leading up to WrestleMania 24 and his match with The Big Show? Always wanting their celebrity guests to come away victorious, "Money" was cast as the fan favorite in the feud despite most of the modern world hating his guts. In his defense, he did well in the program and helped jack the show's pay-per-view (PPV) buyrate over 1.1 million.
Conversely, Mayweather's out-of-the-ring rival Manny Pacquiao steps inside the ring next month against Timothy Bradley. The Filipino superstar also had a WWE connection as former main eventer Dave Batista walked alongside him before his fight with Ricky Hatton.
If the fabled match-up between the two best boxers in the world ever comes to fruition, maybe WWE will work in a bout between Triple H and his former rival?
Also walking "Money" out was none other than Justin Bieber because when I think tough, gritty boxers, my mind naturally wanders to the guy -- nay, kid -- who sings "Baby" and "Boyfriend."
To be honest, having Bieber walk you out to the ring is pretty much the biggest heel move ever.
And "Pretty Boy Floyd" is -- despite what WWE would have had you believe in 2008 -- the biggest heel in combat sports.