Well the WWE’s landscape has changed for about the 80th time in its history or so because Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, the leaders of the Authority, are now out of power. Sure, they’ll be back eventually and never out rule this being an intricate scheme by Mr. McMahon to trick everyone. No matter where this story goes there’s one thing for certain… William Shakespeare was and technically still is one of the greatest writers of all time. Unlike WWE’s writing staff for 75% of the year, Shakespeare was always on his A game and produced some of the greatest works of literature on the face of the globe. One of Shakespeare’s classic plays, Macbeth, the tragedy of a violent Scottish king relates to something going on in the WWE. Now if you like to hear how simple pro-wrestling story lines slightly relate to sophisticated literature, written by an inexpert writer, keep reading because I think there are some interesting correlations. In Macbeth, for those who may not know, the title character is a general of the Scottish army who the King of Scotland, Duncan, later names the “Thane of Cawdor” (basically a noble of the Scottish village named Cawdor). What was unique about him earning this rank is that three witches prophesied that he would become thane and later become king. Triple H is Macbeth- due to his hard work and accomplishments; he now has a high rank in WWE. Mr. McMahon relates to Duncan, because he, the CEO and Chairman of WWE, made Triple H the COO of the company. Fans have been assuming that HHH will take over the company if McMahon ever retires and since he already has some amount of power, so that has almost come to fruition.
Macbeth’s menacing wife, known simply as Lady Macbeth, desperately wants her husband to become king. It was prophesied that he would become king, however, Macbeth is still skeptical about how he should become king (does he wait, like how he became Thane, or actively try to become King?). However, Lady Macbeth isn't having any of that doubtful nonsense, she wants Macbeth to kill Duncan and gain the power. She claims that she cannot kill Duncan because she reminds her of her own father. Funny, considering that she still wouldn't mind him being killed. Stephanie McMahon is Lady Macbeth. Whilst Triple H is no pushover, Stephanie tends to be the harsher member of the Authority. Being the husband of the COO and a principle owner of the company, she is probably power hungry for full control of the company which her father has. This part hasn't necessarily played out on television yet, but Stephanie probably wants "the Game" to take out her father, something she doesn't want to do herself, so that she can rule over the whole WWE.
Macbeth eventually kills Duncan and rules over Scotland. Of course Macbeth goes mad, he, his servants, and his wife kill people along the way and what not, but, could Triple H eventually overthrow Mr. McMahon? Of course, following the Macbeth format, Triple H would get rid of Mr. McMahon, but no one would know that it was him. Having a story-line where the CEO is injured and Triple H must take over because he’s next in line would be interesting. Something similar to the infamous limo explosion could lead to Vince McMahon’s on-screen demise and bring in a new Triple H led regime (not like the lackluster one of 2011) having the the WWE universe asking, “who did it?” Knowing WWE, they’d reveal that it was Hornswoggle or Rikishi, but having the big reveal being Triple H would be one of the most shocking moments in WWE history.
Triple H and Stephanie would likely become corrupt with the power and punish superstars who try to overcome them, just like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Macbeth was finally over come by the nobleman, Macduff, and then Malcolm, the son of Duncan, became the king. So who will over throw Triple H? Well, the actual ranks of CEO in real life probably go to Stephanie and or Triple H next, so they could just remain in control, but on-screen, who’s going to end this regime? Shane McMahon. I know Shane’s doing other real business things, but we’re comparing pro-wrestling to Shakespeare, so let’s imagine here for a second. Shane returns and defies Triple H and… or how about… the oppressed superstars, trying to figure out who can stop Triple H, go and seek out Shane. Shane McMahon, being his father’s son, has a legitimate claim to owning the business. WWE could go so many places with this that I’m shaking my head like I just bit into a good piece of sweet, tangy, and saucy sesame chicken. Now my mouth’s watering, but I was trying to avoid that cliché. So, Shane forms a team (a proper team without Erick Rowan) or supports a wrestler to defeat the Game for him, just like how Macduff defeated Macbeth. Shane would usher in a new era and happiness to the WWE after a Wrestlemania or Summer Slam and there would be no more major conflicts until the next “takeover” faction forms.
The WWE has no ruler and John Cena is calling the shots (on-screen now…). Whoever the next long term authority figure is, be it Sting or the anonymous general manager, the Authority will be back. And the rest is silence. Wait that’s a Hamlet phrase… anyway, I’m interested to see what the authority does next… not necessarily what happens on Raw, because the Authority were truly best for business, and unlike Cena, I appreciate and appreciated them. As William said, Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be the morrow.
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