Brock Lesnar d. Triple H clean with the F-5 to retain the WWE Championship. HHH got a big face pop for his entrance, but turned heel on the crowd by - you guessed it - insulting the hometown crowd as well as refusing to put his World title on the line, saying the hometown crowd didn't deserve it. Lesnar got a good face pop, but it wasn't the overwhelming one you'd have expected. Match was terribly slow, with HHH playing the cowardly heel for the most part and Lesnar no-selling just about all of HHH's offense. Crowd got into it late with a series of near-falls after a ref bump, including Lesnar kicking out of the pedigree. Finish came when Triple H went for another pedigree, but Lesnar reversed it into the F-5 for the win. Ok pop for the finish, but the match wasn't particularly great. No extracurriculars after the match - Lesnar celebrated with the title, HHH demanded to be announced as "still the World champion", and that was it.
I knew it! They're about to turn Brock face. Stupid, stupid, STUPID! And just because PoocHHHie jobbed at a house show doesn't mean he'll be jobbing where it counts! Believe me, if Brock turns face, he WILL drop the title to Triple H!
"That's right! You suckas better FIND somewhere to run! 'cause it's me - Booker T - not only am I the Scorpion King, but I'm the five-time WCW Champion - and I got a sword, too! Now can U dig THAT - SUCKAAAAAS"
I think the ratings got hurt because the people in the main storyline for the past few months were done for the night in the first 15 minutes of the show. I like Jericho and Christian but I believed their feud lost its luster a while ago.