WWE’s Most Baffling Decisions of the Last Decade: A Seasoned Writer’s Take

WWE’s Most Baffling Decisions of the Last Decade: A Seasoned Writer’s Take

WWE’s Most Baffling Decisions of the Last Decade: A Seasoned Writer’s Take

For over four decades, WWE has captivated audiences with its unique blend of soap opera drama and athletic prowess. However, in the past decade, the company has made some baffling decisions that left fans and critics scratching their heads. In this article, we’ll delve into the most perplexing choices WWE has made in the last ten years. So, buckle up and let’s dive into the world of wrestling’s most puzzling moments.

When Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns’ Feud Ended in a No Contest

The build-up to the 2018 showdown between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns was nothing short of bizarre. At the time, Strowman was at the peak of his career, thanks to his unique character and WWE’s willingness to book him as a star. However, the company’s first baffling decision was to turn him heel in the weeks leading up to their match, effectively damaging his career. The most perplexing move came at Hell in a Cell 2018 when the match ended in a no contest due to Brock Lesnar’s interference. This decision not only defied the rules of the specialty match but also further damaged Strowman’s career, as he never regained his former popularity.

The Fiend’s Disqualification Loss to Seth Rollins

Another momentum killer occurred at Hell in a Cell 2019 when Seth Rollins lost by “disqualification” to The Fiend. Despite the negative feedback from the previous year’s Strowman/Reigns debacle, WWE repeated the same mistake, this time with even more absurd reasoning. The Fiend was the hottest act on the roster, and this baffling decision severely damaged his character. Although he won the WWE title the following month, the damage was already done.

Damian Priest and The Miz Battle Zombies at WrestleMania Backlash 2021

Supernatural elements have always been a part of WWE, but the company took it to a new level of absurdity when they added zombies to a match between Damian Priest and The Miz at WrestleMania Backlash 2021. This nonsensical addition was a blatant advertisement for Dave Bautista’s movie, Army of the Dead, and had no place in the feud between Priest and The Miz.

Kofi Kingston’s Squash Loss to Brock Lesnar on SmackDown

Kofi Kingston’s squash loss to Brock Lesnar on SmackDown in October 2019 was another baffling decision. While squash losses aren’t uncommon, the problem was the lack of follow-up for Kingston. Instead of telling a compelling story of redemption, WWE relegated him back to mid-card status, squandering the momentum he gained from his championship win at WrestleMania earlier that year.

NXT Champion Karrion Kross Loses His Debut Match to Jeff Hardy

WWE’s track record with NXT stars has been hit or miss, but Karrion Kross’s debut loss to Jeff Hardy on RAW in July 2019 was a major misstep. Kross, the undefeated NXT Champion, lost to Hardy in just four minutes, damaging both his character and the credibility of the NXT brand. This decision sent a clear message that NXT stars were not on the same level as their RAW and SmackDown counterparts, undermining the purpose of NXT as a platform for developing the next generation of wrestling stars.

In conclusion, WWE has made some truly baffling decisions in the past decade, leaving fans and critics alike questioning the company’s creative direction. From damaging the careers of promising stars to undermining the credibility of entire brands, these perplexing choices have left a lasting impact on the wrestling landscape. As a seasoned writer and passionate fan, I can only hope that WWE learns from these mistakes and delivers a more compelling product in the future.

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