I am watching the re-run of Raw from last Monday on Sky Sports 2 at the moment and just saw the match between Triple H and Kane from a couple of weeks before WrestleMania 24 which if memory serves me right was part of the "Pick Your Poison" matches or "WrestleMania Rewind" matches and it got me to thinking on exactly why Triple H ws involved in the WWE title feud and match going into WrestleMania 24 at all. Obviously John Cena had just returned at The Royal Rumble which was one of the biggest shocks we had seen in WWE for a very long time so he was still very hot going into WrestleMania and Randy Orton was just starting to pick up the pace.
Surely it would hav been much better for both John Cena and Randy Orton to go into WrestleMania 24 for the WWE title in a one on one feud and match seeing how John Cena had just won The Royal Rumble and Randy Orton needed to be in a major one on one feud to cement him back in the main event scene again after a couple years of basically doing nothing. Once Triple H had become involved he took all of the focus for the feud and Randy Orton basically became forgotten about despite being WWE champion whilst John Cena was even forced to take a supporting role despite being the one who had just made the HUGE comeback.
Without looking back on who was on the roster back in 2008 i couldn't suggest who else Triple H could have feuded with and wrestled at WrestleMania 24 but i am sure there would have been two or three people that could have been given the match with Triple H on the biggest stage of all and who would have got a big run from it. I would have much prefered to have seen Triple H face JBL at WrestleMania 24 rather than Finlay/JBL seeing how Finlay and JBL somehow came about because of a feud between Finlay and Vince McMahon over Hornsoggle being his son.
If WWE wanted to put the WWE title on Triple H later on then they could have just done exactly what they did with the Fatal Four Way match at Backlash with Triple H, John Cena, Randy Orton and JBL and had Triple H win thus starting Triple H and Randy Orton whilst at the same time starting John Cena and JBL at the same time which is very simple booking. For me the WWE title match and feud going into WrestleMania 24 was ruined because it was all about Triple H rather than John Cena who won The Royal Rumble or Randy Orton who was the WWE champion which just made no sense at all to me and still doesn't to this day.