Wait, by your logic shouldn't Brock/HHH have been Brock/HBK?
I don't want to live in this world anymore....
I mean, I don't want to post in this thread anymore. My head hurts.
By my logic, they didn't build Brock/HBK as having a history.
Second, Brock blind sighted HBK. HBK practically turned heel: "you little puke". HBK hasn't heeled it up that much since he was going at Hogan. He's Shawn Michaels, god damnit!
Third Ross, though he is out of the company, is fueling speculation as well: The Daniel Bryan – Shawn Michaels segment: “Loved the HBK-Daniel Bryan segment. Not sure where it’s going but I’d bet ample amounts of BBQ sauce it won’t culminate in a match between the two. If I’m right then creative can’t give me something that they can’t deliver and if I’m wrong…then I’m wrong and we likely get a helluva match with no clearly defined villain at this point in time.”
Brock never interacted with HBK one on one. That entire interaction was to build heat on himself and Heyman against HHH. Why did Bryan attack HBK? Who were they building heat on? To what end were the building heat to?
Now I'm not saying HBK/Bryan will happen, but if you can't spot the difference between this feud and the build with Brock, that's on you.
EDIT: I want to add that I feel like announcers need to spell out these things clearly. People have supreme difficulty in keeping up with the subtext of things.