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19th Jan '17 10:10:23 AM Gimere
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Wrestling/{{WWE}} (formerly, CWC, formerly WWWF, then WWF), although a LongRunner in both its history and its talent, has hit more than a few snags along the way bad wrestler ideas, bad Pay-Per-View events, and bad gimmicky storylines.

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Wrestling/{{WWE}} (formerly, (formerly CWC, formerly then WWWF, then WWF), although a LongRunner in both its history and its talent, has hit more than a few snags along the way bad wrestler ideas, bad Pay-Per-View events, and bad gimmicky storylines.
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26th Dec '16 6:26:51 PM LarryLarry
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* Twelve years after the original match, Goldberg returned to WWE to challenge Lesnar once more in a prospect that had many fans raving. At that time, Lesnar, widely loved during his first few years back for the company was starting to get XPacHeat for [[InvincibleVillain his seemingly unstoppable tendencies]]. However, Goldberg was enough of a physical and historical threat to have fans excited at the prospect of a close, hard-hitting match completely different from the usual Lesnar CurbStompBattle, and Goldberg had shown that despite nearing 50, he could still go in the ring. Additionally, a win over Goldberg, one of the only other wrestlers with a legitimate badass reputation to match his own, would mean that if WWE decided to have an up-and-coming talent beat Lesnar cleanly in the future at a show like Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}, it would probably make an instant superstar out of whoever was chosen to finally defeat the Beast Incarnate. Given the insane amount of hype going into the match, both from WWE itself and nearly the entire IWC, there was no possible way to screw it up, right? [[TemptingFate If you guessed yes, you don't know Vince McMahon well enough]]. In the main event of Survivor Series 2016, the crowd was already hot from the excellent elimination tag match that preceded the main event, Lesnar and Goldberg made their entrances to loud pops, and then...[[SquashMatch Spear and Jackhammer to Lesnar; it was over in less than two minutes]]. The audience reaction was mostly shock and confusion, but as soon as the match ended there were some faint "Bullshit!" chants picked up by the mics in the arena. Within hours, seemingly every IWC critic or journalist was writing a column asking what the hell WWE was thinking with that decision. It was a copout for the millions of fans watching at home (or worse, those who paid to see the event live) who expected, if not a good wrestling match, at least one where there was more wrestling than two moves. completely shattered Lesnar's dominant reputation that took years to build, and made it impossible for a younger wrestler to get momentum from defeating him in the future, instead completely throwing that monumental moment of the Conqueror finally being conquered himself to an aging worker who likely only has a couple more years in the business at best, yet another instance of WWE favoring part-timers over building new stars. Unless by some miracle WWE has Goldberg put a younger wrestler over who isn't named Wrestling/RomanReigns, fans will likely remember this match in the future as "the day the Beast Incarnate died".
15th Dec '16 5:33:22 PM chucknormie
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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} vs. Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Two men with similar gimmicks big, charismatic, intense wrestlers who were nigh unstoppable by most other wrestlers. What could go wrong with a showdown between them? Well, Lesnar was ditching WWE to try out for the NFL, Goldberg's contract was set to expire and he wasn't renewing, and the show they wrestled at (''[=WrestleMania=] XX'') was being held in Madison Square Garden, a location that skews towards the {{Smar|tMark}}k section of the fanbase. Goldberg and Lesnar decided not to bother having a good match knowing each other's fate, and the viciously negative fan reaction (skewed towards Lesnar, whose decision to leave WWE was more widely known than Goldberg's and more shocking, having only been reported a week before the show) certainly didn't inspire them to give a good performance. The end result was quite possibly the worst match in ''[=WrestleMania=]'' history, and the only saving grace came after the bell when guest referee Steve Austin gave both Lesnar and Goldberg a Stone Cold Stunner as a lovely parting gift. It's widely believed that WWE purposefully laid out the match to be as awful as possible as a spiteful parting gift for both men, and given how petty people in wrestling can be (''especially'' Vince [=McMahon=]), it's entirely possible. You know it's bad when the fans are getting a better reaction from one another than the match--the biggest pop went to a fake wrestling match between a Hulk Hogan cosplayer and a "Macho Man" Randy Savage cosplayer. One {{Smar|tMark}}k recapper described "Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg vs. the NYC crowd" as "the greatest squash match in history." This later became HilariousInHindsight when the two faced off against each other again 12 years later in Survivor Series 2016 in which Goldberg won again by defeating Brock Lesnar '''in a record-setting 1 minute and 26 seconds'''. Suddenly the "greatest squash match in history" now has taken a whole new meaning in hilarious legitimacy.

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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} vs. Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Two men with similar gimmicks big, charismatic, intense wrestlers who were nigh unstoppable by most other wrestlers. What could go wrong with a showdown between them? Well, Lesnar was ditching WWE to try out for the NFL, Goldberg's contract was set to expire and he wasn't renewing, and the show they wrestled at (''[=WrestleMania=] XX'') was being held in Madison Square Garden, a location that skews towards the {{Smar|tMark}}k section of the fanbase. Goldberg and Lesnar decided not to bother having a good match knowing each other's fate, and the viciously negative fan reaction (skewed towards Lesnar, whose decision to leave WWE was more widely known than Goldberg's and more shocking, having only been reported a week before the show) certainly didn't inspire them to give a good performance. The end result was quite possibly the worst match in ''[=WrestleMania=]'' history, and the only saving grace came after the bell when guest referee Steve Austin gave both Lesnar and Goldberg a Stone Cold Stunner as a lovely parting gift. It's widely believed that WWE purposefully laid out the match to be as awful as possible as a spiteful parting gift for both men, and given how petty people in wrestling can be (''especially'' Vince [=McMahon=]), it's entirely possible. You know it's bad when the fans are getting a better reaction from one another than the match--the biggest pop went to a fake wrestling match between a Hulk Hogan cosplayer and a "Macho Man" Randy Savage cosplayer. One {{Smar|tMark}}k recapper described "Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg vs. the NYC crowd" as "the greatest squash match in history." This later became HilariousInHindsight when "
* Twelve years after
the two faced off against each original match, Goldberg returned to WWE to challenge Lesnar once more in a prospect that had many fans raving. At that time, Lesnar, widely loved during his first few years back for the company was starting to get XPacHeat for [[InvincibleVillain his seemingly unstoppable tendencies]]. However, Goldberg was enough of a physical and historical threat to have fans excited at the prospect of a close, hard-hitting match completely different from the usual Lesnar CurbStompBattle, and Goldberg had shown that despite nearing 50, he could still go in the ring. Additionally, a win over Goldberg, one of the only other again 12 years later wrestlers with a legitimate badass reputation to match his own, would mean that if WWE decided to have an up-and-coming talent beat Lesnar cleanly in the future at a show like Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}, it would probably make an instant superstar out of whoever was chosen to finally defeat the Beast Incarnate. Given the insane amount of hype going into the match, both from WWE itself and nearly the entire IWC, there was no possible way to screw it up, right? [[TemptingFate If you guessed yes, you don't know Vince McMahon well enough]]. In the main event of Survivor Series 2016 in which 2016, the crowd was already hot from the excellent elimination tag match that preceded the main event, Lesnar and Goldberg won again made their entrances to loud pops, and then...[[SquashMatch Spear and Jackhammer to Lesnar; it was over in less than two minutes]]. The audience reaction was mostly shock and confusion, but as soon as the match ended there were some faint "Bullshit!" chants picked up by the mics in the arena. Within hours, seemingly every IWC critic or journalist was writing a column asking what the hell WWE was thinking with that decision. It was a copout for the millions of fans watching at home (or worse, those who paid to see the event live) who expected, if not a good wrestling match, at least one where there was more wrestling than two moves. completely shattered Lesnar's dominant reputation that took years to build, and made it impossible for a younger wrestler to get momentum from defeating Brock Lesnar '''in a record-setting 1 minute and 26 seconds'''. Suddenly him in the "greatest squash future, instead completely throwing that monumental moment of the Conqueror finally being conquered himself to an aging worker who likely only has a couple more years in the business at best, yet another instance of WWE favoring part-timers over building new stars. Unless by some miracle WWE has Goldberg put a younger wrestler over who isn't named Wrestling/RomanReigns, fans will likely remember this match in history" now has taken a whole new meaning in hilarious legitimacy.the future as "the day the Beast Incarnate died".
27th Nov '16 6:50:19 PM Yalsaris63
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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} vs. Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Two men with similar gimmicks big, charismatic, intense wrestlers who were nigh unstoppable by most other wrestlers. What could go wrong with a showdown between them? Well, Lesnar was ditching WWE to try out for the NFL, Goldberg's contract was set to expire and he wasn't renewing, and the show they wrestled at (''[=WrestleMania=] XX'') was being held in Madison Square Garden, a location that skews towards the {{Smar|tMark}}k section of the fanbase. Goldberg and Lesnar decided not to bother having a good match knowing each other's fate, and the viciously negative fan reaction (skewed towards Lesnar, whose decision to leave WWE was more widely known than Goldberg's and more shocking, having only been reported a week before the show) certainly didn't inspire them to give a good performance. The end result was quite possibly the worst match in ''[=WrestleMania=]'' history, and the only saving grace came after the bell when guest referee Steve Austin gave both Lesnar and Goldberg a Stone Cold Stunner as a lovely parting gift. It's widely believed that WWE purposefully laid out the match to be as awful as possible as a spiteful parting gift for both men, and given how petty people in wrestling can be (''especially'' Vince [=McMahon=]), it's entirely possible. You know it's bad when the fans are getting a better reaction from one another than the match--the biggest pop went to a fake wrestling match between a Hulk Hogan cosplayer and a "Macho Man" Randy Savage cosplayer. One {{Smar|tMark}}k recapper described "Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg vs. the NYC crowd" as "the greatest squash match in history."

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* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}} vs. Wrestling/BrockLesnar. Two men with similar gimmicks big, charismatic, intense wrestlers who were nigh unstoppable by most other wrestlers. What could go wrong with a showdown between them? Well, Lesnar was ditching WWE to try out for the NFL, Goldberg's contract was set to expire and he wasn't renewing, and the show they wrestled at (''[=WrestleMania=] XX'') was being held in Madison Square Garden, a location that skews towards the {{Smar|tMark}}k section of the fanbase. Goldberg and Lesnar decided not to bother having a good match knowing each other's fate, and the viciously negative fan reaction (skewed towards Lesnar, whose decision to leave WWE was more widely known than Goldberg's and more shocking, having only been reported a week before the show) certainly didn't inspire them to give a good performance. The end result was quite possibly the worst match in ''[=WrestleMania=]'' history, and the only saving grace came after the bell when guest referee Steve Austin gave both Lesnar and Goldberg a Stone Cold Stunner as a lovely parting gift. It's widely believed that WWE purposefully laid out the match to be as awful as possible as a spiteful parting gift for both men, and given how petty people in wrestling can be (''especially'' Vince [=McMahon=]), it's entirely possible. You know it's bad when the fans are getting a better reaction from one another than the match--the biggest pop went to a fake wrestling match between a Hulk Hogan cosplayer and a "Macho Man" Randy Savage cosplayer. One {{Smar|tMark}}k recapper described "Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg vs. the NYC crowd" as "the greatest squash match in history."" This later became HilariousInHindsight when the two faced off against each other again 12 years later in Survivor Series 2016 in which Goldberg won again by defeating Brock Lesnar '''in a record-setting 1 minute and 26 seconds'''. Suddenly the "greatest squash match in history" now has taken a whole new meaning in hilarious legitimacy.
27th Oct '16 5:01:25 PM Yalsaris63
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* When Shawn Michaels turned on Marty Jannetty and split up the Rockers, a legend was born where a Tag Team died, and Michaels went on to become of of the most successful singles wrestlers in [=WWF/E=] history. This half-success, was all the justification WWE's ever needed to split tag teams for no other reason. Invariably, the tag team members never worked as singles, at best getting beatdown by monster heels over and over again and at worst, never being seen or heard from again. Among the victims: Men on a Mission, the Hardy Boyz (Wrestling/{{Matt|Hardy}} and Wrestling/{{Jeff|Hardy}}), Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, Los Guerreros (Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}}), Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam, the Gatecrashers (Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins), the Colons, Cryme Tyme, the Basham Brothers, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, the Hart Dynasty, the Dude Busters, Deuce 'n Domino, Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick, The Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers and even Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys. Very few of these guys managed to get over as singles competitors, most wound up less over than ever before, and the tag division only gets smaller and smaller each time a breakup happens. The other thing that nobody seems to remember is that the reason the Rockers split was because WWF thought they could get ''two'' singles stars out of the breakup - at the time of the breakup Jannetty was considered equal to Michaels in both ability and charisma. It was Jannetty's love of partying and "personal demons", as well as two different pushes interrupted by injuries, that ended up hamstringing his career. That, and it's possible for members of a unit to achieve individual success without severing said unit (Wrestling/ElSanto of The Atomic Pair immediately comes to mind but the American Wolves and Briscoes of Wrestling/RingOfHonor, the Canadian Ninjas of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} and countless others serve as examples). Another major reason for this phenomenon was the attempt for former tag team partners/stablemates to earn the Triple Crown achievement, where a wrestler wins a Tag Team championship, an Intercontinental Championship (or other similar second-tier championships in different promotions), and a [insert promotion name here] World Championship (or Championship, depending on the promotion) in order to be recognized as a wrestling superstar.

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* When Shawn Michaels turned on Marty Jannetty and split up the Rockers, a legend was born where a Tag Team died, and Michaels went on to become of of the most successful singles wrestlers in [=WWF/E=] history. This half-success, was all the justification WWE's ever needed to split tag teams for no other reason. Invariably, the tag team members never worked as singles, at best getting beatdown by monster heels over and over again and at worst, never being seen or heard from again. Among the victims: Men on a Mission, the Hardy Boyz (Wrestling/{{Matt|Hardy}} and Wrestling/{{Jeff|Hardy}}), Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, Los Guerreros (Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}}), Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam, the Gatecrashers (Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins), the Colons, Cryme Tyme, the Basham Brothers, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, the Hart Dynasty, the Dude Busters, Deuce 'n Domino, Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick, The Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers and even Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys. Very few of these guys managed to get over as singles competitors, most wound up less over than ever before, and the tag division only gets smaller and smaller each time a breakup happens. The other thing that nobody seems to remember is that the reason the Rockers split was because WWF thought they could get ''two'' singles stars out of the breakup - at the time of the breakup Jannetty was considered equal to Michaels in both ability and charisma. It was Jannetty's love of partying and "personal demons", as well as two different pushes interrupted by injuries, that ended up hamstringing his career. That, and it's possible for members of a unit to achieve individual success without severing said unit (Wrestling/ElSanto of The Atomic Pair immediately comes to mind but the American Wolves and Briscoes of Wrestling/RingOfHonor, the Canadian Ninjas of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} and countless others serve as examples). Another major reason for this phenomenon was the attempt for former tag team partners/stablemates to earn the Triple Crown achievement, where a wrestler wins a Tag Team championship, an Intercontinental Championship (or other similar second-tier championships championship in different promotions), and a [insert promotion name here] World Championship (or Championship, depending on the promotion) in order to be recognized as a wrestling superstar.
27th Oct '16 4:59:59 PM Yalsaris63
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* When Shawn Michaels turned on Marty Jannetty and split up the Rockers, a legend was born where a Tag Team died, and Michaels went on to become of of the most successful singles wrestlers in [=WWF/E=] history. This half-success, was all the justification WWE's ever needed to split tag teams for no other reason. Invariably, the tag team members never worked as singles, at best getting beatdown by monster heels over and over again and at worst, never being seen or heard from again. Among the victims: Men on a Mission, the Hardy Boyz (Wrestling/{{Matt|Hardy}} and Wrestling/{{Jeff|Hardy}}), Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, Los Guerreros (Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}}), Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam, the Gatecrashers (Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins), the Colons, Cryme Tyme, the Basham Brothers, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, the Hart Dynasty, the Dude Busters, Deuce 'n Domino, Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick, The Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers and even Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys. Very few of these guys managed to get over as singles competitors, most wound up less over than ever before, and the tag division only gets smaller and smaller each time a breakup happens. The other thing that nobody seems to remember is that the reason the Rockers split was because WWF thought they could get ''two'' singles stars out of the breakup - at the time of the breakup Jannetty was considered equal to Michaels in both ability and charisma. It was Jannetty's love of partying and "personal demons", as well as two different pushes interrupted by injuries, that ended up hamstringing his career. That, and it's possible for members of a unit to achieve individual success without severing said unit (Wrestling/ElSanto of The Atomic Pair immediately comes to mind but the American Wolves and Briscoes of Wrestling/RingOfHonor, the Canadian Ninjas of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} and countless others serve as examples).

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* When Shawn Michaels turned on Marty Jannetty and split up the Rockers, a legend was born where a Tag Team died, and Michaels went on to become of of the most successful singles wrestlers in [=WWF/E=] history. This half-success, was all the justification WWE's ever needed to split tag teams for no other reason. Invariably, the tag team members never worked as singles, at best getting beatdown by monster heels over and over again and at worst, never being seen or heard from again. Among the victims: Men on a Mission, the Hardy Boyz (Wrestling/{{Matt|Hardy}} and Wrestling/{{Jeff|Hardy}}), Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, Los Guerreros (Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}}), Wrestling/TheWorldsGreatestTagTeam, the Gatecrashers (Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins), the Colons, Cryme Tyme, the Basham Brothers, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, the Hart Dynasty, the Dude Busters, Deuce 'n Domino, Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick, The Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers and even Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys. Very few of these guys managed to get over as singles competitors, most wound up less over than ever before, and the tag division only gets smaller and smaller each time a breakup happens. The other thing that nobody seems to remember is that the reason the Rockers split was because WWF thought they could get ''two'' singles stars out of the breakup - at the time of the breakup Jannetty was considered equal to Michaels in both ability and charisma. It was Jannetty's love of partying and "personal demons", as well as two different pushes interrupted by injuries, that ended up hamstringing his career. That, and it's possible for members of a unit to achieve individual success without severing said unit (Wrestling/ElSanto of The Atomic Pair immediately comes to mind but the American Wolves and Briscoes of Wrestling/RingOfHonor, the Canadian Ninjas of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} and countless others serve as examples). Another major reason for this phenomenon was the attempt for former tag team partners/stablemates to earn the Triple Crown achievement, where a wrestler wins a Tag Team championship, an Intercontinental Championship (or other similar second-tier championships in different promotions), and a [insert promotion name here] World Championship (or Championship, depending on the promotion) in order to be recognized as a wrestling superstar.
17th Oct '16 8:33:28 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Incidentally, it turned out that Sting was ''[[ProperlyParanoid 100% correct]]'' in his assumptions, as when he finally did debut in WWE it was just so the company could drag out WCW's corpse to piss on it one more time- during his Wrestlemania match against Wrestling/TripleH the commentators constantly harped on Sting for being a "WCW interloper" out to ruin the company for them (when during the feud Sting had ''pointedly gone out of his way'' to deny this- in fact, his reason for opposing Wrestling/TheAuthority was because he didn't want to see their backstage politics ruin WWE the same way WCW had gone) and then ''he lost the damn match!'' [[SarcasmMode Yeah, because when you bring in one of the greatest wrestling legends of all time to your company for the first time ever, you use him to push Triple H, because he REALLY needs it!]]
17th Oct '16 8:07:08 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The next problem with the Invasion was the lack of star power on the part of WCW. Many top-tier WCW stars were not acquired by the WWF because their contracts were supposedly too expensive to buy out, the most notable amongst these names being Ric Flair, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, and Scott Steiner. This meant that the two biggest names on the WCW side at the beginning of the angle were Booker T and Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage. This of course prevented many of the most anticipated (and presumably high-grossing) WCW vs WWF matches from happening. Instead, in a combination of trying to put higher drawing wrestlers in the main event and an unwillingness to treat WCW (and later ECW) like they were actually on par with WWF, Vince [=McMahon=] had Steve Austin and Kurt Angle turn turncoat and join the Alliance. The other Alliance members who were allowed to look halfway decent against the WWF guys were those who had already been working in WWF previously - The Dudley Boyz and Wrestling/{{Rhyno}}, for example. In other words, the feud for the most part was very blatantly WWF vs WWF. Most of the WCW guys were kept in the background and those that weren't were treated rather horribly, bar Rob Van Dam. Vince responded by booking Van Dam against WWF heels as often as possible.

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* The next problem with the Invasion was the lack of star power on the part of WCW. Many top-tier WCW stars were not acquired by the WWF because their contracts were supposedly too expensive to buy out, the most notable amongst these names being Ric Flair, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}, and Scott Steiner. This meant that the two biggest names on the WCW side at the beginning of the angle were Booker T and Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage. This of course prevented many of the most anticipated (and presumably high-grossing) WCW vs WWF matches from happening. Instead, in a combination of trying to put higher drawing wrestlers in the main event and an unwillingness to treat WCW (and later ECW) like they were actually on par with WWF, Vince [=McMahon=] had Steve Austin and Kurt Angle turn turncoat and join the Alliance. The other only Alliance members who were allowed to look halfway decent against the WWF guys were those who had already been working in WWF previously - The Dudley Boyz and Wrestling/{{Rhyno}}, for example. In other words, the feud for the most part was very blatantly WWF vs WWF. Most of the WCW guys were kept in the background and those that weren't were treated rather horribly, bar Rob Van Dam. Vince responded by booking Van Dam against WWF heels as often as possible.
13th Sep '16 5:07:16 AM JamesAustin
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* The very first time the WWF tried to promote a WCW match counted as this all on its own, for a whole bunch of reasons - some of which weren't even anyone's fault. The match was Wrestling/BookerT vs. Buff Bagwell in front of a very hostile Tacoma, Washington crowd. The crowd had been booing and heckling the wrestlers all night, and many of them walked out before the WCW match even started. Booker and Bagwell didn't help, putting on a truly awful match (most of the blame went to Bagwell, who didn't exactly have a reputation for being a stellar worker to begin with, and who was in exceptionally poor form that night - Bagwell later blamed his performance on nerves from the hostile fans though). The only thing that got cheers during the match was when Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KurtAngle, the WWF's top heels at the time, came out to beat up Booker and Bagwell before tossing them out of the arena. From this show, Vince [=McMahon=] took the belief that fans wouldn't cheer any WCW wrestlers and that WCW wrestlers didn't know how to work anyway. To put this in metaphor, the [=InVasion=] got off on the wrong step. This show was the wrong step, and WWE has rarely been back to Tacoma since. Bagwell was legitimately fired because the match was that horrible. Its induction into the annals of the WrestleCrap archives didn't come ''[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-bookervsbuff/ until fifteen years after the initial taping]]'' because RD Reynolds was so infuriated by it that [[BrainBleach "he never wanted to relive it."]]

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* The very first time the WWF tried to promote a WCW match counted as this all on its own, for a whole bunch of reasons - some of which weren't even anyone's fault. The match was Wrestling/BookerT vs. Buff Bagwell in front of a very hostile Tacoma, Washington crowd. The crowd had been booing and heckling the wrestlers all night, and many of them walked out before the WCW match even started. Booker and Bagwell didn't help, putting on a truly awful match (most of the blame went to Bagwell, who didn't exactly have a reputation for being a stellar worker to begin with, and who was in exceptionally poor form that night - Bagwell later blamed his performance on nerves from the hostile fans though). The only thing that got cheers during the match was when Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KurtAngle, the WWF's top heels at the time, came out to beat up Booker and Bagwell before tossing them out of the arena. From this show, Vince [=McMahon=] took the belief that fans wouldn't cheer any WCW wrestlers and that WCW wrestlers didn't know how to work anyway. To put this in metaphor, the [=InVasion=] got off on the wrong step. This show was the wrong step, and WWE has rarely been back to Tacoma since. Bagwell was legitimately fired because the match was that horrible. Its induction into the annals of the WrestleCrap Website/WrestleCrap archives didn't come ''[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-bookervsbuff/ until fifteen years after the initial taping]]'' because RD Reynolds was so infuriated by it that [[BrainBleach "he never wanted to relive it."]]



* The January 8, 2007 edition of ''RAW'' featured an attempt to cash in on the brief media feud between Donald Drumpf and Rosie O'Donnell. Two poorly-disguised {{jobber}}s (Former Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA World Women's Champion Kiley [=McLean=] and Ace Steel of the Second City Saints) posed as the two and had a sluggish, no-effort, unbearable fight. It was so bad that the crowd, having gone past "You Can't Wrestle!" and "Boring!", ''began cheering for Wrestling/{{TNA}}.''

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* The January 8, 2007 edition of ''RAW'' featured an attempt to cash in on the brief media feud between Donald Drumpf Trump and Rosie O'Donnell. Two poorly-disguised {{jobber}}s (Former (former Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA World Women's Champion Kiley [=McLean=] and Ace Steel of the Second City Saints) posed as the two and had a sluggish, no-effort, unbearable fight. It was so bad that the crowd, having gone past "You Can't Wrestle!" and "Boring!", ''began cheering for Wrestling/{{TNA}}.''



* Wrestling/TheGobbledyGooker. Perhaps the template of "so bad it's horrible" gimmicks. Has its own page, but in a nutshell: A man dressed in a turkey costume hatches from a giant egg at the 1990 Wrestling/SurvivorSeries and dances in the ring with "Mean" Gene Okerlund, to a chorus of boos from a disappointed audience. The gimmick even inspired the "Gooker Award" (for the year's worst gimmick) at the WrestleCrap website.

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* Wrestling/TheGobbledyGooker. Perhaps the template of "so bad it's horrible" gimmicks. Has its own page, but in a nutshell: A man dressed in a turkey costume hatches from a giant egg at the 1990 Wrestling/SurvivorSeries and dances in the ring with "Mean" Gene Okerlund, to a chorus of boos from a disappointed audience. The gimmick even inspired the "Gooker Award" (for the year's worst gimmick) at the WrestleCrap Website/WrestleCrap website.
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