Worst Mistakes Ever Made by WWE

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1 Pushing Roman Reigns to the Top

WWE has attempted to establish Reigns as their next "Babyface" with him main-eventing Wrestlemanias continuously from 2015-18. Despite getting booed all 4 times, WWE still pushed him to the top with him finally winning the Universal title in 2018. - Joeljohns249

2 Over-Using John Cena's Babyface Character Over-Using John Cena's Babyface Character

He has portrayed a heroic character throughout his career, with a short exception of 2002-2003. Considering how talented he is as a wrestler and also in portraying a character, I would like him to play "Villain" once every while. - Joeljohns249

3 Turning Into PG

Turning into a pg isn't bad, because in the end Wrestling is a family event, the problem was more that WWE had completely forgotten how to tell a good story which is what made the change from ruthless aggression so bad - germshep24

Ever since 2008, WWE has turned into a Kid-Friendly show. I miss the old hardcore days of Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era. - Joeljohns249

4 Ending Undertaker's Streak

Ending the streak wasn't necessarily a worst mistake more the who the made him loss it too and the build the made to that loss, Having him lose to Brock Lesnar after losing multiple matches to him prior to the match was just an awful advertising gimmick, if they had him lose to CM Punk a couple years prior it would have been a better choice - germshep24

On WrestleMania 30, Brock Lesnar broke the Undefeated streak turning it into 21-1 - Joeljohns249

5 Firing CM Punk

After getting fired, Punk showed the courage to fight in the UFC (Remember UFC fights are real, not scripted) without any formal background in MMA. Sadly, he lost both of his UFC fights and his MMA career turned into a disappointment. - Joeljohns249

He left actually, told Vince he was going home, that he was done - RustyNail

6 Continuing to Have The Crown Jewel PPV in Saudi Arabia

Ooh someone was killed by the government for speaking out, that's a reason not to do a show? That whole"controversy" on going on with the show was stupid - RustyNail

Holy crap this needs to be higher, WWE continuing to support a dictator is not good for your image - germshep24

7 Banning Chair Shots to the Head Banning Chair Shots to the Head

This was a regular scene from Attitude Era. I understand they banned this for the safety of wrestlers, but I have to admit, those were very entertaining - Joeljohns249

Yeah I love them like the next guy, but, concussions, injuries to skull/neck, Chris Benoit... - RustyNail

This was actually a good idea, especially when you consider the infamous Rock vs Mick Foley match where the Rock had given Mick a ton of head shots causing Mick to have to get stitches - germshep24

Thanks, pg era. - MrCoolC

8 Retired and Old Wrestlers Main-Eventing Pay Per Views

It depends how they do it, if it is a main event like Royal Rumble or an elimination chamber they are wonderful. but if they are tag team match or singles match it shouldn't be done unless it is a nostalgia match similar to the Edge/Hulk tag team., though I don't think if you are going to bring them back they should win it should purely just be fan service (have them show up do some cool things in the ring and have them eliminated). - germshep24

Undertaker, Kane vs Triple H, Shawn Michaels (Crown Jewel 2018) - Joeljohns249

9 Turning Talented Wrestlers Into Jobbers

Rey Mysterio, Kane, Bigshow, Chris Jericho, Christian, Great Khali, Mark Henry, Sheamus and many others have fallen victim to this. - Joeljohns249

Kane, big show, Great Khali, Mark Henry are not good wrestlers and Chris Jericho has been in this sport for so long that him being there to help elevate new talent isn't a problem - germshep24

Great Khali, not talented in the slightest - RustyNail

10 Burying the Nexus

And Wade Barrett in general. They really had something with him and that stable, and Cena's gotta Cena. Even he realises it was a mistake. - truckturner

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11 Over Emphasis of the Women's Division

I don't think this was a mistake, women wrestlers gave better performances than their male counterparts even pre Evolution, it is about time that they showed their female counterparts some respects by legitimizing them instead of making them pure sex objects - germshep24

And...the problem? They've had great matches since the Evolution ' started. Hell better than the men half the time - RustyNail

WWE decided to play along with 3rd wave feminism and the end result was a separate pay per view only for women named WWE Evolution - Joeljohns249

12 Making Samoa Joe Weak
13 Making Brock Lesnar's Matches Formulaic and One-Sided

The WWE definitely used Brock Lesnar wrong, no one wants to see a guy just suplex people in every match, this is an MMA fighter have him use submissions and a more varied offense - germshep24

A typical Lesnar match has the following elements: (1) Lesnar dominating the match from the start (2) His opponent failing to deliver any offense towards Lesnar (3) And finally when his opponent is able to strike back, Lesnar reverses it with an array of German suplexes (4) The match typically ends in an F-5 by Lesnar


Brock Lesnar is an excellent performer, but his matches could be more creatively designed - Joeljohns249

14 Having Bobby Lashley Win The ECW Championship at December to Dismember
15 Goldberg vs Lesnar only lasted for a minute and 26 seconds

Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar (Survivor Series 2016)
This was Goldberg's returning match after 12 yrs of absence from WWE. - Joeljohns249

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1. Pushing Roman Reigns to the Top
2. Turning Into PG
3. Over-Using John Cena's Babyface Character
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2. Pushing Roman Reigns to the Top
3. Ending Undertaker's Streak
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