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13th Sep '17 1:15:37 PM JamesAustin
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By April of 2001, the then-WWF had bought both of its major competitors - [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]] and [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} Extreme Championship Wrestling]] - after both companies had gone out of business. The WCW buyout was the major acquisition, with the WWF acquiring the company's assets (including many of the contracts of its remaining roster and its extensive video library); they went so far as to have a special ''Nitro''/''RAW'' simulcast segment after the last match on the final ''Nitro'' to announce that Shane [=McMahon=] had ({{kayfabe}}) bought WCW instead of Vince (which, itself, was where the problems started).

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By April of 2001, the then-WWF had bought both of its major competitors - [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling]] and [[{{Wrestling/ECW}} [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} Extreme Championship Wrestling]] - after both companies had gone out of business. The WCW buyout was the major acquisition, with the WWF acquiring the company's assets (including many of the contracts of its remaining roster and its extensive video library); they went so far as to have a special ''Nitro''/''RAW'' simulcast segment after the last match on the final ''Nitro'' to announce that Shane [=McMahon=] had ({{kayfabe}}) bought WCW instead of Vince (which, itself, was where the problems started).



* ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2015'': In light of not just the above, but everything that had happened between then and this point, it was expected that WWE wouldn't be stupid enough to rehash last year's results. It was also expected that they wouldn't be suicidal enough to do so in ''UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}},'' AKA SmartMark Central and the birthplace of Wrestling/{{ECW}}. And yet, they did. WWE darling Daniel Bryan entered at number 10, to roaring applause--and was eliminated in ten minutes. At this point, the audience went into a rage, booing all but [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli the]] [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler most]] [[Wrestling/DamienSandow beloved]] [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose participants]] (who, by the way, were unceremoniously beaten by Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow, riling the audience further). After Roman Reigns eliminated Kane and Big Show to appear to win the match, the crowd recalled that the monster heel Rusev, who got thunderous boos ''everywhere'' else, was never eliminated [[note]](he'd been thrown out under the bottom rope instead of over the top)[[/note]] and began to cheer for him to come back into the ring and beat Roman. It all came to a head when Rusev hit the ring to continue the match, and Wrestling/RomanReigns threw him out in seconds to be declared the winner--the crowd jeered so fervently that not even the presence of The Rock (who was drug out onto the ring to join Reigns in celebrating) could placate them. The marks rioted outside the arena, preventing WWE staff (including Wrestling/TheUsos, who were met with chants of "When y'all say 'move,' we'll say 'no!'") from leaving. Its impact was felt for days--[=#CancelWWENetwork=] promptly became Twitter's #1 worldwide trend. The amount of subscriptions to the WWE Network dropped by 300,000, and the page to cancel subscriptions ''crashed'' due to heavy traffic. The sad thing is that the night also boasted [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Rollins vs. Cena vs. Lesnar]], which was completely forgotten in the face of this failure. At least Bryan resumed involvement with the championship as a result. The worst thing about all of this is that it could have been avoided completely. Daniel Bryan had been out for months due to injuries, to the point where the question of if he would retire was banded about. A few weeks before the Rumble, WWE made a huge fuss about him returning and entering himself in the match. Given they could have announced his return ''after'' the show, a lot of fans saw his involvement as WWE {{troll}}ing everyone. Adding to the accusations of outright trolling was that Goldust began to make his entrance to the match just after Bryan was thrown out. Goldust's entrance video begins with "A SHATTERED DREAMS PRODUCTION" splayed on the obscenely huge Titantron screen, leading to a mean/hilarious picture of Bryan looking dejected at ringside with that on the screen above him.

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* ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2015'': In light of not just the above, but everything that had happened between then and this point, it was expected that WWE wouldn't be stupid enough to rehash last year's results. It was also expected that they wouldn't be suicidal enough to do so in ''UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}},'' AKA SmartMark Central and the birthplace of Wrestling/{{ECW}}. And yet, they did. WWE darling Daniel Bryan entered at number 10, to roaring applause--and was eliminated in ten minutes. At this point, the audience went into a rage, booing all but [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli the]] [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler most]] [[Wrestling/DamienSandow beloved]] [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose participants]] (who, by the way, were unceremoniously beaten by Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow, riling the audience further). After Roman Reigns eliminated Kane and Big Show to appear to win the match, the crowd recalled that the monster heel Rusev, who got thunderous boos ''everywhere'' else, was never eliminated [[note]](he'd been thrown out under the bottom rope instead of over the top)[[/note]] and began to cheer for him to come back into the ring and beat Roman. It all came to a head when Rusev hit the ring to continue the match, and Wrestling/RomanReigns threw him out in seconds to be declared the winner--the crowd jeered so fervently that not even the presence of The Rock (who was drug dragged out onto the ring to join Reigns in celebrating) could placate them. The marks rioted outside the arena, preventing WWE staff (including Wrestling/TheUsos, who were met with chants of "When y'all say 'move,' we'll say 'no!'") from leaving. Its impact was felt for days--[=#CancelWWENetwork=] promptly became Twitter's #1 worldwide trend. The amount of subscriptions to the WWE Network dropped by 300,000, and the page to cancel subscriptions ''crashed'' due to heavy traffic. The sad thing is that the night also boasted [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Rollins vs. Cena vs. Lesnar]], which was completely forgotten in the face of this failure. At least Bryan resumed involvement with the championship as a result. The worst thing about all of this is that it could have been avoided completely. Daniel Bryan had been out for months due to injuries, to the point where the question of if he would retire was banded about. A few weeks before the Rumble, WWE made a huge fuss about him returning and entering himself in the match. Given they could have announced his return ''after'' the show, a lot of fans saw his involvement as WWE {{troll}}ing everyone. Adding to the accusations of outright trolling was that Goldust began to make his entrance to the match just after Bryan was thrown out. Goldust's entrance video begins with "A SHATTERED DREAMS PRODUCTION" splayed on the obscenely huge Titantron screen, leading to a mean/hilarious picture of Bryan looking dejected at ringside with that on the screen above him.
13th Sep '17 1:07:59 PM JamesAustin
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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[DudeNotFunny failure of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DishonoredDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" , and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in Heaven, Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
** To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core."]] When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.

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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[DudeNotFunny failure of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DishonoredDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" , and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in Heaven, Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with (Remember when Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being took Mysterio's place in his feud with Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}} after Chavo injured Mysterio's knee? Apparently, Benoit was set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] Chavo over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
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himself. To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core."]] When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.






* 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, with Lesnar and Goldberg both using stalling tactics and low impact rest holds with both men not wanting to risk getting hurt. Guest referee Steve Austin was even getting visibly frustrated at the spectacle and the only saving grace came after the bell when 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'' Wrestling/VinceMcMahon), 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." They went to the Lesnar vs Goldberg well AGAIN 12 years later with slightly better results.

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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, with Lesnar and Goldberg both using stalling tactics and low impact rest holds with both men not wanting to risk getting hurt. Guest referee Steve Austin was even getting visibly frustrated at the spectacle and the only saving grace came after the bell when 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'' Wrestling/VinceMcMahon), 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." They went to the Lesnar vs vs. Goldberg well AGAIN again 12 years later later, with slightly somewhat better results.



* ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2015'': In light of not just the above, but everything that had happened between then and this point, it was expected that WWE wouldn't be stupid enough to rehash last year's results. It was also expected that they wouldn't be suicidal enough to do so in ''UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}},'' AKA SmartMark Central and the birthplace of Wrestling/{{ECW}}. And yet, they did. WWE darling Daniel Bryan entered at number 10, to roaring applause--and was eliminated in ten minutes. At this point, the audience went into a rage, booing all but [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli the]] [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler most]] [[Wrestling/DamienSandow beloved]] [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose participants]] (who, by the way, were unceremoniously beaten by Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow, riling the audience further). After Roman Reigns eliminated Kane and Big Show to appear to win the match, the crowd recalled that the monster heel Rusev, who got thunderous boos ''everywhere'' else, was never eliminated [[note]](he'd been thrown out under the bottom rope instead of over the top)[[/note]] and began to cheer for him to come back into the ring and beat Roman. It all came to a head when Rusev hit the ring to continue the match, and Wrestling/RomanReigns threw him out in seconds to be declared the winner--the crowd jeered so fervently that not even the presence of The Rock (who was drug out onto the ring to join Reigns in celebrating) could placate them. The marks rioted outside the arena, preventing WWE staff (including Wrestling/TheUsos, who were met with chants of "When y'all say 'move,' we'll say 'no!'") from leaving. Its impact was felt for days--[=#CancelWWENetwork=] promptly became Twitter's #1 worldwide trend. The amount of subscriptions to the WWE Network dropped by 300,000, and the page to cancel subscriptions ''crashed'' due to heavy traffic. The sad thing is that the night also boasted [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Rollins vs. Cena vs. Lesnar]], which was completely forgotten in the face of this failure. At least Bryan resumed involvement with the championship as a result.
** The worst thing about all of this is that it could have been avoided completely. Daniel Bryan had been out for months due to injuries, to the point where the question of if he would retire was banded about. A few weeks before the Rumble, WWE made a huge fuss about him returning and entering himself in the match. Given they could have announced his return ''after'' the show, a lot of fans saw his involvement as WWE {{troll}}ing everyone. Adding to the accusations of outright trolling was that Goldust began to make his entrance to the match just after Bryan was thrown out. Goldust's entrance video begins with "A SHATTERED DREAMS PRODUCTION" splayed on the obscenely huge Titantron screen, leading to a mean/hilarious picture of Bryan looking dejected at ringside with that on the screen above him.

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* ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2015'': In light of not just the above, but everything that had happened between then and this point, it was expected that WWE wouldn't be stupid enough to rehash last year's results. It was also expected that they wouldn't be suicidal enough to do so in ''UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}},'' AKA SmartMark Central and the birthplace of Wrestling/{{ECW}}. And yet, they did. WWE darling Daniel Bryan entered at number 10, to roaring applause--and was eliminated in ten minutes. At this point, the audience went into a rage, booing all but [[Wrestling/ClaudioCastagnoli the]] [[Wrestling/DolphZiggler most]] [[Wrestling/DamienSandow beloved]] [[Wrestling/DeanAmbrose participants]] (who, by the way, were unceremoniously beaten by Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/TheBigShow, riling the audience further). After Roman Reigns eliminated Kane and Big Show to appear to win the match, the crowd recalled that the monster heel Rusev, who got thunderous boos ''everywhere'' else, was never eliminated [[note]](he'd been thrown out under the bottom rope instead of over the top)[[/note]] and began to cheer for him to come back into the ring and beat Roman. It all came to a head when Rusev hit the ring to continue the match, and Wrestling/RomanReigns threw him out in seconds to be declared the winner--the crowd jeered so fervently that not even the presence of The Rock (who was drug out onto the ring to join Reigns in celebrating) could placate them. The marks rioted outside the arena, preventing WWE staff (including Wrestling/TheUsos, who were met with chants of "When y'all say 'move,' we'll say 'no!'") from leaving. Its impact was felt for days--[=#CancelWWENetwork=] promptly became Twitter's #1 worldwide trend. The amount of subscriptions to the WWE Network dropped by 300,000, and the page to cancel subscriptions ''crashed'' due to heavy traffic. The sad thing is that the night also boasted [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Rollins vs. Cena vs. Lesnar]], which was completely forgotten in the face of this failure. At least Bryan resumed involvement with the championship as a result.
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result. The worst thing about all of this is that it could have been avoided completely. Daniel Bryan had been out for months due to injuries, to the point where the question of if he would retire was banded about. A few weeks before the Rumble, WWE made a huge fuss about him returning and entering himself in the match. Given they could have announced his return ''after'' the show, a lot of fans saw his involvement as WWE {{troll}}ing everyone. Adding to the accusations of outright trolling was that Goldust began to make his entrance to the match just after Bryan was thrown out. Goldust's entrance video begins with "A SHATTERED DREAMS PRODUCTION" splayed on the obscenely huge Titantron screen, leading to a mean/hilarious picture of Bryan looking dejected at ringside with that on the screen above him.



* {{Wrestling/Bayley}} vs Wrestling/AlexaBliss at Extreme Rules 2017 Kendo Stick-on-a-Pole match might as well be named the Bayley burial match. First of all in the build, we had the awful Bayley "This Is Your Life" segment which gave the feud lots of Go-away-heat as crowds chanted boring and [[Wrestling/MattHardy "DELETE"]] as awful actors attempted to make people hate Alexa. Bayley then runs in at the end of the segment making her look dumber than [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] and making people hate Bayley for forcing them sit through this awful segment. Alexa then beats the crap out of Bayley making her look weak and making the whole thing pointless if the intention was to get Bayley more over instead it did the opposite. During the match itself Bayley had the kendo stick and was chasing Alexa when she had her cornered, but decided to wait till the last possible second to hit Alexa who was able to take it from Bayley making her look even stupider. The match ends after Alexa hits Bayley repeatedly with the Kendo stick and hit the DDT for the win. Finally, this match was somehow shorter than the one at Payback breaking the cardinal rule of not having the face be dominated by the heel in the final match. Remember how Bayley was supposed to be the female Wrestling/JohnCena, because not even Wrestling/BrockLesnar vs Cena at SS 2014 was this one-sided.

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* {{Wrestling/Bayley}} Wrestling/{{Bayley}} vs Wrestling/AlexaBliss at Extreme ''Extreme Rules 2017 2017'' Kendo Stick-on-a-Pole match might as well be named the Bayley burial match. First of all in the build, we had the awful Bayley "This Is Your Life" segment which gave the feud lots of Go-away-heat as crowds chanted boring and [[Wrestling/MattHardy "DELETE"]] as awful actors attempted to make people hate Alexa. Bayley then runs in at the end of the segment making her look dumber than [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Eugene]] and making people hate Bayley for forcing them sit through this awful segment. Alexa then beats the crap out of Bayley making her look weak and making the whole thing pointless if the intention was to get Bayley more over instead it did the opposite. During the match itself Bayley had the kendo stick and was chasing Alexa when she had her cornered, but decided to wait till the last possible second to hit Alexa who was able to take it from Bayley making her look even stupider. The match ends after Alexa hits Bayley repeatedly with the Kendo stick and hit the DDT for the win. Finally, this match was somehow shorter than the one at Payback breaking the cardinal rule of not having the face be dominated by the heel in the final match. Remember how Bayley was supposed to be the female Wrestling/JohnCena, because not even Wrestling/BrockLesnar vs Cena at SS 2014 was this one-sided.
30th Aug '17 2:02:34 AM HalcyonDayz
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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 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 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 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.

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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=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon 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 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 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=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon had Steve Austin and Kurt Angle turn turncoat and join the Alliance. The 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.



** Aftermath: Hogan is slated to drop the belt to Bret after the PPV, but refuses because he thinks it'll make him look weak. Then he skips out of the promotion to shoot movies (he was also caught on video badmouthing the WWF at a New Japan event). Vince [=McMahon=], understandably pissed off, has Hogan lose the belt to Yokozuna in a SquashMatch as punishment, and it takes the better part of a year before any of the fallout from WMIX is finally cleared. Bret Hart is booked to win the King of the Ring as compensation, but the tournament meant nothing and the fans (and Hart himself) knew it.

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** Aftermath: Hogan is slated to drop the belt to Bret after the PPV, but refuses because he thinks it'll make him look weak. Then he skips out of the promotion to shoot movies (he was also caught on video badmouthing the WWF at a New Japan event). Vince [=McMahon=], Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, understandably pissed off, has Hogan lose the belt to Yokozuna in a SquashMatch as punishment, and it takes the better part of a year before any of the fallout from WMIX is finally cleared. Bret Hart is booked to win the King of the Ring as compensation, but the tournament meant nothing and the fans (and Hart himself) knew it.



* Katie Vick. Murder, necrophilia, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking puppets]], this saga had it all! The angle (which Wrestling/VinceMcMahon thought was ''[[BlackComedy hilarious]]'' at the time) hit absolute rock bottom in a video where Wrestling/TripleH, posing as Wrestling/{{Kane}}, entered [[TheFunInFuneral the funeral parlor]] (an actual parlor, which had a funeral going on next door) where his [[DisposableWoman dead high school sweetheart]] — whom he had ''killed'' in a car accident — was on display, climbed into the casket, and proceeded to ''[[{{Squick}} have sex with the corpse]]''. The scene [[DoubleEntendre climaxes]] in a handful of spaghetti bolognese getting thrown at the camera and the punchline "I finally did it! I screwed your brains out''!" For years afterward, the skit was castigated by such folks as [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4x6rl_triple-h-returns-to-the-opie-and-an_shortfilms Triple H]], Wrestling/MickFoley, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] (the last two pointed out that Kevin Dunn and Vince [=McMahon=] tried their darnedest to make this sound like a good idea) Shawn Michaels, and Wrestling/CMPunk.

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* Katie Vick. Murder, necrophilia, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking puppets]], this saga had it all! The angle (which Wrestling/VinceMcMahon thought was ''[[BlackComedy hilarious]]'' at the time) hit absolute rock bottom in a video where Wrestling/TripleH, posing as Wrestling/{{Kane}}, entered [[TheFunInFuneral the funeral parlor]] (an actual parlor, which had a funeral going on next door) where his [[DisposableWoman dead high school sweetheart]] — whom he had ''killed'' in a car accident — was on display, climbed into the casket, and proceeded to ''[[{{Squick}} have sex with the corpse]]''. The scene [[DoubleEntendre climaxes]] in a handful of spaghetti bolognese getting thrown at the camera and the punchline "I finally did it! I screwed your brains out''!" For years afterward, the skit was castigated by such folks as [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4x6rl_triple-h-returns-to-the-opie-and-an_shortfilms Triple H]], Wrestling/MickFoley, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] (the last two pointed out that Kevin Dunn and Vince [=McMahon=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon tried their darnedest to make this sound like a good idea) Shawn Michaels, and Wrestling/CMPunk.



** To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Vince McMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core."]] When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.

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** To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Vince McMahon Wrestling/VinceMcMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core."]] When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.



* A contender for worst ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' match of all time happened at the 1993 edition of the event. The teams were Wrestling/BamBamBigelow, Bastion Booger[[note]](in his only WWE pay-per-view appearance)[[/note]] and the Headshrinkers, against, ostensibly, "four [[Wrestling/DoinkTheClown Doinks]]." After the better part of a year of Doink's shenanigans featuring himself and a second Doink, the implied payoff was to see four Doinks wrestling at once. However, this was during a period where Vince [=McMahon=] was fixated on catering to young children (he even disses Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera on commentary, with a straight face), so instead, we got Luke and Butch of Wrestling/TheBushwhackers and Mo and [[Characters/WWENewGeneration Mabel]] of Men On A Mission, wearing Doink greasepaint and green clown wigs. After a confused crowd started chanting "we want Doink" over the bait-and-switch, the resulting "match" contained scooters, water balloons, the heels messily eating raw turkey and bananas (Samu actually gets eliminated after slipping on a banana peel), and blatant double-teams by the faces that the referee does ''nothing'' about. The only redeeming portions of this match were Bam Bam (the only one in the ring giving a lick of effort) and Wrestling/BobbyHeenan's commentary. And after the match, Doink finally appears on the video wall and cuts a promo that sounded like a six year old wrote it. This whole mess is a classic example of Vince being out of touch with his audience.

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* A contender for worst ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' match of all time happened at the 1993 edition of the event. The teams were Wrestling/BamBamBigelow, Bastion Booger[[note]](in his only WWE pay-per-view appearance)[[/note]] and the Headshrinkers, against, ostensibly, "four [[Wrestling/DoinkTheClown Doinks]]." After the better part of a year of Doink's shenanigans featuring himself and a second Doink, the implied payoff was to see four Doinks wrestling at once. However, this was during a period where Vince [=McMahon=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was fixated on catering to young children (he even disses Looney Tunes and Hanna Barbera on commentary, with a straight face), so instead, we got Luke and Butch of Wrestling/TheBushwhackers and Mo and [[Characters/WWENewGeneration Mabel]] of Men On A Mission, wearing Doink greasepaint and green clown wigs. After a confused crowd started chanting "we want Doink" over the bait-and-switch, the resulting "match" contained scooters, water balloons, the heels messily eating raw turkey and bananas (Samu actually gets eliminated after slipping on a banana peel), and blatant double-teams by the faces that the referee does ''nothing'' about. The only redeeming portions of this match were Bam Bam (the only one in the ring giving a lick of effort) and Wrestling/BobbyHeenan's commentary. And after the match, Doink finally appears on the video wall and cuts a promo that sounded like a six year old wrote it. This whole mess is a classic example of Vince being out of touch with his audience.



* 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, with Lesnar and Goldberg both using stalling tactics and low impact rest holds with both men not wanting to risk getting hurt. Guest referee Steve Austin was even getting visibly frustrated at the spectacle and the only saving grace came after the bell when 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." They went to the Lesnar vs Goldberg well AGAIN 12 years later with slightly better results.

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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, with Lesnar and Goldberg both using stalling tactics and low impact rest holds with both men not wanting to risk getting hurt. Guest referee Steve Austin was even getting visibly frustrated at the spectacle and the only saving grace came after the bell when 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=]), Wrestling/VinceMcMahon), 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." They went to the Lesnar vs Goldberg well AGAIN 12 years later with slightly better results.



* Mid-1993 saw one of the company's biggest flop gimmicks to date, with Friar Ferguson, played by Mike Shaw. Ferguson was a [[WrestlingDoesntPay wrestling monk,]] complete with a bottle of holy water and a big brown cloak. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext And he danced.]] In the Friar's one match, the fans had no idea whether he was {{Heel}} or {{Face}}, but the match, with jobber Chris Duffy, was such a plodding, tedious waste of time that fans stopped caring (at one point, Friar picked up his opponent before a count of three, and you can audibly hear fans turning on the segment right there). Vince [=McMahon=] was the only one entertained by the gimmick, and it was probably one of the first big disasters of ''Monday Night Raw.'' [[note]](Mike Shaw did get another chance with the company, and his next gimmick wound up being Bastion Booger, whose gimmick was that he was a [[ThePigpen smelly, disgusting slob.]] This one was also stupid, but veered a bit closer to SoBadItsGood.)[[/note]]

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* Mid-1993 saw one of the company's biggest flop gimmicks to date, with Friar Ferguson, played by Mike Shaw. Ferguson was a [[WrestlingDoesntPay wrestling monk,]] complete with a bottle of holy water and a big brown cloak. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext And he danced.]] In the Friar's one match, the fans had no idea whether he was {{Heel}} or {{Face}}, but the match, with jobber Chris Duffy, was such a plodding, tedious waste of time that fans stopped caring (at one point, Friar picked up his opponent before a count of three, and you can audibly hear fans turning on the segment right there). Vince [=McMahon=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was the only one entertained by the gimmick, and it was probably one of the first big disasters of ''Monday Night Raw.'' [[note]](Mike Shaw did get another chance with the company, and his next gimmick wound up being Bastion Booger, whose gimmick was that he was a [[ThePigpen smelly, disgusting slob.]] This one was also stupid, but veered a bit closer to SoBadItsGood.)[[/note]]



* Vince [=McMahon=] was convinced that flippy cruiserweights couldn't draw right up until he hired Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr. Once he learned that they could, he decided he wanted another one, and so he hired Wrestling/UltimoDragon. The problem was, Vince didn't bother to watch any Ultimo Dragon matches before hiring him, and Dragon wasn't particularly flippy. After watching Dragon wrestle, Vince became enraged, declared that Dragon's style was absolutely incompatible with everyone else on the roster, and depushed the guy as hard as he could get away with, even going so far to ''edit out the cheers'' Dragon got when he appeared on Velocity and Heat.

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* Vince [=McMahon=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was convinced that flippy cruiserweights couldn't draw right up until he hired Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr. Once he learned that they could, he decided he wanted another one, and so he hired Wrestling/UltimoDragon. The problem was, Vince didn't bother to watch any Ultimo Dragon matches before hiring him, and Dragon wasn't particularly flippy. After watching Dragon wrestle, Vince became enraged, declared that Dragon's style was absolutely incompatible with everyone else on the roster, and depushed the guy as hard as he could get away with, even going so far to ''edit out the cheers'' Dragon got when he appeared on Velocity and Heat.
24th Aug '17 3:44:27 AM Giantleviathan
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* ''Battleground''. July 23, 2017. I don't even know where to start with this PPV.
22nd Aug '17 7:50:37 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon DudeNotFuny]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DishonoredDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" , and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in Heaven, Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.

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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon DudeNotFuny]] [[DudeNotFunny failure of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DishonoredDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" , and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in Heaven, Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
22nd Aug '17 7:48:35 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.

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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] DudeNotFuny]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead ''[[DishonoredDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, , and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Heaven, Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
21st Aug '17 4:01:58 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.

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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company company, [[EvenEvilHasStandards including Vince's own]] [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon daughter]] and [[Wrestling/TripleH son-in-law]], thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
21st Aug '17 3:56:57 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation".]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
** To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Vince McMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core." When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.

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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation"."Eddiesploitation"]], or as it is more commonly known, [[MoralEventHorizon the most despicable pro wrestling storyline of all time.]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company thought this was a vile idea except for the ''one'' man who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince to go fuck himself.
** To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Vince McMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core." "]] When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.
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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation".]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, VinceMcMahon was the ''only'' person who wanted it to happen, but since he was the boss he was able to ''force'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince he flat-out wasn't doing it. When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.

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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation".]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told Wrestling/ReyMysterio that Eddie was "in hell" an, and Mysterio himself claimed to be recieving spirtual assistance from Eddie's ghost in heaven Obi-Wan Kenobi style.) According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, VinceMcMahon literally ''[[EveryoneHasStandards everyone]]'' in the entire company thought this was a vile idea except for the ''only'' person ''one'' man who wanted it to happen, but since he was the boss he was able to ''force'' [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wielded absolute power.]] Consequently, Vince ''forced'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince he flat-out wasn't doing it. to go fuck himself.
** To this day, Eddiesploitation is still held up as the angle that changed most people's opinions of Vince McMahon from "PointyHairedBoss" to "[[LackOfEmpathy evil]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk to the core."
When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.


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* Unfortunately, there can be no mention of atrocious wrestling angles without one that most wrestling fans would prefer to forget: the rightfully infamous [[MoralEventHorizon travesty of human empathy]] that is known only as [[FanNickname "Eddiesploitation".]] Take everything wrong with Owen Hart's death and the ensuing response by the company, and [[UpToEleven make it ten thousand times worse.]] After the tragic death of the much-beloved Wrestling/EddieGuerrero, it's reasonable to expect that a company run by ordinary, sane people with [[DamnedByFaintPraise actual human feelings and emotions]] [[TemptingFate wouldn't want to drag everyone involved through a tasteless, disrespectful angle just for the sake of ratings, right?]] So naturally, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon used ''[[DisrespectingTheDead Eddie's death]]'' as fodder for an extremely tasteless, disrespectful angle, (where, among such other [[SarcasmMode shining moments]], Wrestling/RandyOrton told According to Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, VinceMcMahon was the ''only'' person who wanted it to happen, but since he was the boss he was able to ''force'' everyone, from Eddie's best friends to ''[[Wrestling/VickieGuerrero his widow]]'' to take part in the crass, tasteless and degrading angles. Supposedly it was supposed to last ''even longer'' (with Wrestling/ChrisBenoit being set to feud with [[Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr Chavo]] over "Eddie's Estate") until Benoit, Eddie's dearest friend, finally put his foot down and told Vince he flat-out wasn't doing it. When Website/WrestleCrap awarded the angle the [[MedalOfDishonor Gooker Award]] [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/ for 2006]], RD Reynolds didn't include any soundbites or images from the angle in the article, because the angle wasn't something he could enjoy himself mocking- it was simply ''loathsome,'' and he just couldn't bring himself to go back and go through it again to find the material.
-->'''Reynolds:''' On the marquee of this site, it says, “The Very Worst of Professional Wrestling.” Truly, this induction is the very embodiment of that tagline. The seemingly never ending exploitation of the late, great Eddie Guerrero is the absolute worst of pro wrestling, bar none.
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