History DethroningMoment / ProfessionalWrestling

12th Jun '17 8:01:28 AM Piterpicher
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* SNL95: To put how little the WCW title meant after these aforementioned incidents; after Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} lost the title it changed hands 32 TIMES in two years with the longest reign being 3 months. Some title reigns didn't even last a week and David Arquette and VinceRusso were among the champions. Hell, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit willingly giving up the title is a testament to how meaningless the title had become under VinceRusso's booking.

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* SNL95: To put how little the WCW title meant after these aforementioned incidents; after Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} lost the title it changed hands 32 TIMES in two years with the longest reign being 3 months. Some title reigns didn't even last a week and David Arquette and VinceRusso Wrestling/VinceRusso were among the champions. Hell, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit willingly giving up the title is a testament to how meaningless the title had become under VinceRusso's Wrestling/VinceRusso's booking.
10th Apr '17 2:11:42 PM leidbag
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* Shadow200: TNA's inability to get things right and learn from their mistakes make things go from bad to worse. Everytime it looks like they are turning the corner you just have to count to three to watch them do something stupid. And yet they continue to do so again and again, whether it's idiotic storylines, depushing and firing over talent that people like cause it's not who Dixie likes. Wasting millions of Dollars on so called celebrities (Jenna Morsaca, Johnny Fairplay, The Mutants from Jersey Shore) while talent has to live off of food stamps. No wonder so many people have been turned off from them and never bothering to watch them again. I'm one of them.

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* Shadow200: TNA's inability to get things right and learn from their mistakes make things go from bad to worse. Everytime it looks like they are turning the corner you just have to count to three to watch them do something stupid. And yet they continue to do so again and again, whether it's idiotic storylines, depushing and firing over talent that people like cause it's not who Dixie likes. Wasting millions of Dollars on so called celebrities (Jenna Morsaca, Morasca, Johnny Fairplay, The Mutants from Jersey Shore) while talent has to live off of food stamps. No wonder so many people have been turned off from them and never bothering to watch them again. I'm one of them.
3rd Apr '17 5:13:25 AM Peridonyx
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* Tropers/{{Peridonyx}}: In light of ''[=WrestleMania=] 33'', I've removed my previous Streak-related entry. Brock Lesnar's match may have been an AntiClimax, but at least he was still a WorthyOpponent for The Undertaker... unlike Roman Reigns, the #1 {{Scrappy}} in wrestling today. 'Taker seemingly retired at 23-2, and Reigns was once again forced upon an absolutely disgusted crowd. And Vince McMahon wonders why so many people [[DudeNotFunny wish that he'd just die already]] so that the company can finally get new leadership.

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* Tropers/{{Peridonyx}}: In light of ''[=WrestleMania=] 33'', I've removed my previous Streak-related entry. Brock Lesnar's match may have been an AntiClimax, but at least he was still a WorthyOpponent for The Undertaker... unlike Roman Reigns, the #1 {{Scrappy}} in wrestling today. 'Taker seemingly retired at 23-2, and Reigns was once again forced upon an absolutely disgusted crowd. And Vince McMahon [=McMahon=] wonders why so many people [[DudeNotFunny wish that he'd just die already]] so that the company can finally get new leadership.
3rd Apr '17 5:12:35 AM Peridonyx
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* Tropers/{{Peridonyx}}: [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Streak]] finally ending in such an AntiClimax at WrestleMania XXX. Even Wrestling/DanielBryan winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship later couldn't kill the aftertaste.


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* Tropers/{{Peridonyx}}: In light of ''[=WrestleMania=] 33'', I've removed my previous Streak-related entry. Brock Lesnar's match may have been an AntiClimax, but at least he was still a WorthyOpponent for The Undertaker... unlike Roman Reigns, the #1 {{Scrappy}} in wrestling today. 'Taker seemingly retired at 23-2, and Reigns was once again forced upon an absolutely disgusted crowd. And Vince McMahon wonders why so many people [[DudeNotFunny wish that he'd just die already]] so that the company can finally get new leadership.
24th Dec '16 3:49:15 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* {{emmens}}: Wrestlemania 32 was bad and there are so many things I could call a dethroning moment of suck. The cheap use of legends, The Rock being in a "match" with Erick Rowan, the placement of the Undertaker vs Shane McMahon match where the fate of the wwe hung in the balance. but I think the truest dethroning moment of suck from all of this most recent Wrestlemania was from the night after. The opening ladder match ended in the best feel good moment of the year where Zack Ryder won his first Wresltemania match to become Intercontinental champion. this is significant due to how wwe has chosen to use Zack Ryder before this point (google it so this entry doesn't get too long.) and immediately on raw the next night Zack loses the championship, to The Miz, because his wife Maryse distracted Ryder. Absolutely disgusting.

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* {{emmens}}: Wrestlemania 32 was bad and there are so many things I could call a dethroning moment of suck. The cheap use of legends, The Rock being in a "match" with Erick Rowan, the placement of the Undertaker vs Shane McMahon [=McMahon=] match where the fate of the wwe hung in the balance. but I think the truest dethroning moment of suck from all of this most recent Wrestlemania was from the night after. The opening ladder match ended in the best feel good moment of the year where Zack Ryder won his first Wresltemania match to become Intercontinental champion. this is significant due to how wwe has chosen to use Zack Ryder before this point (google it so this entry doesn't get too long.) and immediately on raw the next night Zack loses the championship, to The Miz, because his wife Maryse distracted Ryder. Absolutely disgusting.
9th Nov '16 10:50:20 AM dlchen145
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* Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: For me, it was the push to the moon of [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Finn Bálor]] following his official main roster debut in August 2016. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the man himself. I think Finn is one of the best athletes in the company as a whole, and definitely deserves to be at the top of the card for at least some of his career. What I don't get is how WWE screwed up such an easy angle to run. You'd think a likeable, charismatic guy like Finn would get the crowd on his side pretty easily after a few weeks and then get a push, right? Nope, WWE hotshotted him to winning their brand-new Universal Championship (still one of the worst names and belt designs I've ever seen, btw), right out of the gate when most of the casual fans were still scratching their heads over who exactly he was, or just cheering him because he wasn't Wrestling/RomanReigns. It doesn't help matters how management made Wrestling/SethRollins, his opponent, play the same cowardly chickenshit heel character the fans were tired of seeing against him, and how Finn continually made him look like a chump, and Finn saying he "earned" the opportunity when people like Wrestling/SamiZayn have been toiling in the lower midcard for more than a year is more than laughable. The "Demon King" was intimidating on NXT, but just plain cheesy on the main roster, and I feel like the "feud" was less of that and more of Vince or someone in management trying to throw the smarks a bone after realizing that they buy most of the merchandise nowadays, disregarding the fact that a bland, flat character pushed to the moon is exactly what the smarks don't want to see once the novelty wears off. Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}, while great, has one major flaw as seen in this case: it allows wrestlers to coast on their independent reputation with the smarky crowd and doesn't develop characters in many occurrences. In a strange way, Finn's injury may have helped out all the parties more in the long run: it created a comeback narrative that most fans can get behind for the man himself, allowed Rollins to finally complete his turn into the {{Badass}} AntiHero we all wanted to see, and gave a title reign to [[spoiler:[[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]]], one of the arguably most deserving men on the roster.

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* Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: For me, it was the push to the moon of [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Finn Bálor]] following his official main roster debut in August 2016. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the man himself. I think Finn is one of the best athletes in the company as a whole, and definitely deserves to be at the top of the card for at least some of his career. What I don't get is how WWE screwed up such an easy angle to run. You'd think a likeable, charismatic guy like Finn would get the crowd on his side pretty easily after a few weeks and then get a push, right? Nope, WWE hotshotted him to winning their brand-new Universal Championship (still one of the worst names and belt designs I've ever seen, btw), right out of the gate when most of the casual fans were still scratching their heads over who exactly he was, or just cheering him because he wasn't Wrestling/RomanReigns. It doesn't help matters how management made Wrestling/SethRollins, his opponent, play the same cowardly chickenshit heel character the fans were tired of seeing against him, and how Finn continually made him look like a chump, and Finn saying he "earned" the opportunity when people like Wrestling/SamiZayn have been toiling in the lower midcard for more than a year is more than laughable. The "Demon King" was intimidating on NXT, but just plain cheesy on the main roster, and I feel like the "feud" was less of that and more of Vince or someone in management trying to throw the smarks a bone after realizing that they buy most of the merchandise nowadays, disregarding the fact that a bland, flat character pushed to the moon is exactly what the smarks don't want to see once the novelty wears off. Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}, while great, has one major flaw as seen in this case: it allows wrestlers to coast on their independent reputation with the smarky crowd and doesn't develop characters in many occurrences. In a strange way, Finn's injury may have helped out all the parties more in the long run: it created a comeback narrative that most fans can get behind for the man himself, allowed Rollins to finally complete his turn into the {{Badass}} badass AntiHero we all wanted to see, and gave a title reign to [[spoiler:[[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]]], one of the arguably most deserving men on the roster.
15th Oct '16 7:49:11 AM chucknormie
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** Tropers/DrZulu2010: I removed my original entry because, speaking of Undertaker vs Shane O' Mac, in the end, the Hell In A Cell match between them was that because of how moot the whole thing was. Shane, despite losing, still has control of Raw and the Undertaker may have wrestled his final match (or at least, his final non-wrestlemania match) while giving Shane a proverbial slap on the wrist. For something like that to happen on Wrestlemania, which is supposed to be similar to a season finale was a good sign of Vince's lack of long-term thinking.

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** * Tropers/DrZulu2010: I removed my original entry because, speaking of Undertaker vs Shane O' Mac, in the end, the Hell In A Cell match between them was that because of how moot the whole thing was. Shane, despite losing, still has control of Raw and the Undertaker may have wrestled his final match (or at least, his final non-wrestlemania match) while giving Shane a proverbial slap on the wrist. For something like that to happen on Wrestlemania, which is supposed to be similar to a season finale was a good sign of Vince's lack of long-term thinking.
* Tropers/{{chucknormie}}: For me, it was the push to the moon of [[Wrestling/FergalDevitt Finn Bálor]] following his official main roster debut in August 2016. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the man himself. I think Finn is one of the best athletes in the company as a whole, and definitely deserves to be at the top of the card for at least some of his career. What I don't get is how WWE screwed up such an easy angle to run. You'd think a likeable, charismatic guy like Finn would get the crowd on his side pretty easily after a few weeks and then get a push, right? Nope, WWE hotshotted him to winning their brand-new Universal Championship (still one of the worst names and belt designs I've ever seen, btw), right out of the gate when most of the casual fans were still scratching their heads over who exactly he was, or just cheering him because he wasn't Wrestling/RomanReigns. It doesn't help matters how management made Wrestling/SethRollins, his opponent, play the same cowardly chickenshit heel character the fans were tired of seeing against him, and how Finn continually made him look like a chump, and Finn saying he "earned" the opportunity when people like Wrestling/SamiZayn have been toiling in the lower midcard for more than a year is more than laughable. The "Demon King" was intimidating on NXT, but just plain cheesy on the main roster, and I feel like the "feud" was less of that and more of Vince or someone in management trying to throw the smarks a bone after realizing that they buy most of the merchandise nowadays, disregarding the fact that a bland, flat character pushed to the moon is exactly what the smarks don't want to see once the novelty wears off. Wrestling/{{WWENXT}}, while great, has one major flaw as seen in this case: it allows wrestlers to coast on their independent reputation with the smarky crowd and doesn't develop characters in many occurrences. In a strange way, Finn's injury may have helped out all the parties more in the long run: it created a comeback narrative that most fans can get behind for the man himself, allowed Rollins to finally complete his turn into the {{Badass}} AntiHero we all wanted to see, and gave a title reign to [[spoiler:[[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens]]]], one of the arguably most deserving men on the roster.
24th Jul '16 11:06:30 AM nombretomado
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* SNL95: To put how little the WCW title meant after these aforementioned incidents; after Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} lost the title it changed hands 32 TIMES in two years with the longest reign being 3 months. Some title reigns didn't even last a week and David Arquette and VinceRusso were among the champions. Hell ChrisBenoit willingly giving up the title is a testament to how meaningless the title had become under VinceRusso's booking.

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* SNL95: To put how little the WCW title meant after these aforementioned incidents; after Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} lost the title it changed hands 32 TIMES in two years with the longest reign being 3 months. Some title reigns didn't even last a week and David Arquette and VinceRusso were among the champions. Hell ChrisBenoit Hell, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit willingly giving up the title is a testament to how meaningless the title had become under VinceRusso's booking.
10th Jul '16 11:25:20 AM KingLyger
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* [=KingLyger=]: "Hardy vs. Hardy: The Final Deletion" has been said to be SoBadItsGood by half of the people who watch it, and SoBadItsHorrible by the other half. This troper personally feels the latter category is more justified. Beyond just using Wrestling/JeffHardy and Wrestling/MattHardy to recreate spots that were way past their prime, the editing was so bad that it was impossible to follow along. The SpecialEffectsFailure of using holograms from drones just looked flat-out ridiculous, even by the standards of professional wrestling. There are so many {{Ass Pull}}s, {{Shocking Swerve}}s, and random costume changes that the match simply had no basis in reality anymore. The flat-out {{Narm}} of lines like "it's a dilapidated boat!" killed the credibility even further. Also, as CrazyAwesome as Matt Hardy's character is supposed to be, his constant bleating of "Brother Nero!" quickly became the MostAnnoyingSound of the whole video. Finally, the audio quality was just terrible, with noticeable popping and scratching every time either wrestler hits the mat. It's already being called "''Film/TheRoom'' of pro wrestling matches," and it's not hard to see why. It has this troper convinced that TNA won't live to see 2017.
24th Jun '16 4:31:51 AM DrZulu2010
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* Tropers/DrZulu2010: Backlash 2006. Wrestling/VinceMcMahon vs God. Yes. ''the'' god. To put it lightly, this was in the time where Shawn Michaels became a born-again christian. So, in response to that, Mr. [=McMahon=] has booked a fight with Shawn Michaels to question his faith. This results into a Tag Team between Vince and his son Shane against Shawn Michaels and God at Backlash. The results are embarrasing; with a dance-off between Vince and God (who is shown as a freaking ''spotlight'') and the fight who ends with [=McMahon=] beating Shawn Michaels and, therefore, God himself. J.R. saying "That's bullshit" himself pretty much sums up the reaction of the audience and viewers who has to watch this shameful ego-trip.


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** Tropers/DrZulu2010: I removed my original entry because, speaking of Undertaker vs Shane O' Mac, in the end, the Hell In A Cell match between them was that because of how moot the whole thing was. Shane, despite losing, still has control of Raw and the Undertaker may have wrestled his final match (or at least, his final non-wrestlemania match) while giving Shane a proverbial slap on the wrist. For something like that to happen on Wrestlemania, which is supposed to be similar to a season finale was a good sign of Vince's lack of long-term thinking.
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