Worst Mistakes Ever Made by WWE
The Top Ten
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.
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.
Ever since 2008, WWE has turned into a Kid-Friendly show. I miss the old hardcore days of Attitude Era and Ruthless Aggression Era.
After 15 years of watching and loving the WWE it was THIS that made me stop watching! WWE turned too crap when it turned 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
On WrestleMania 30, Brock Lesnar broke the Undefeated streak turning it into 21-1
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
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.
He left actually, told Vince he was going home, that he was done
Holy crap this needs to be higher, WWE continuing to support a dictator is not good for your image
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
Yeah I love them like the next guy, but, concussions, injuries to skull/neck, Chris Benoit...
Thanks, pg era.
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
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).
Undertaker, Kane vs Triple H, Shawn Michaels (Crown Jewel 2018)
Rey Mysterio, Kane, Bigshow, Chris Jericho, Christian, Great Khali, Mark Henry, Sheamus and many others have fallen victim to this.
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
Great Khali, not talented in the slightest
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.
Meh. Honestly, aside from Wade Barrett, Ryback and Justin Gabriel, the other members of the Nexus just sucked.
Give it time. They can't push every wrestler to the top. If they gave everyone a title, it would just wouldn't feel special anymore. Plus, throwing a title around between wrestlers like a hot potato just makes it feels worthless, just look at the US Title.
And...the problem? They've had great matches since the Evolution ' started. Hell better than the men half the time
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
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
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
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
There's nothing wrong with the match they had at Survivor Series (or any other match they had) Goldberg became popular in WCW because of matches like this one. Their feud will be considered a classic in a few years.
Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar (Survivor Series 2016)
This was Goldberg's returning match after 12 yrs of absence from WWE.
The 24/7 championship is useless to the company because in 3 months wwe would have crowned 9 champions and the championship design is ruining the company's name