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17th Apr '17 7:49:46 PM Gimere
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* ''Starcade 86'' was the last hurrah of Jim Crockett Promotions, and perhaps, the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, as the NWA would survive but never again reach such heights. JCP, though, was dead within two years. Of course this was somewhat deliberate as Vincent K [=McMahon=] was [[InvokedTrope hard at work]] to ensure ''Starcade 87'' would flop, going so far as to create another pay per view for the sole purpose of running against it and telling all the cable companies that picking ''Starcade'' meant no ''Wrestlemania''.

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* ''Starcade ''Starrcade 86'' was the last hurrah of Jim Crockett Promotions, and perhaps, the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, as the NWA would survive but never again reach such heights. JCP, though, was dead within two years. Of course course, this was somewhat deliberate deliberate, as Vincent K [=McMahon=] Wrestling/VinceMcMahon was [[InvokedTrope hard at work]] to ensure ''Starcade 87'' ''Starrcade '87'' would flop, going so far as to create another pay per view (''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'') for the sole purpose of running against it and telling all the cable companies that picking ''Starcade'' ''Starrcade'' meant no ''Wrestlemania''.''[=WrestleMania=]''.



** ''[[Wrestling/KingOfTheRing King of the Ring 1998]]'': The infamous Hell in a Cell match between Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Mankind}}. This match is so damn iconic that most people don't even remember that this wasn't the main event of that PPV, which was Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin vs Wrestling/{{Kane}} in a First Blood match, nor the titular tournament that took place that night, which was won by Wrestling/KenShamrock.

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** ''[[Wrestling/KingOfTheRing King of the Ring 1998]]'': ''Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1998'': The infamous Hell in a Cell match between Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Mankind}}. This match is so damn iconic that most people don't even remember that this wasn't the main event of that PPV, which was Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin vs Wrestling/{{Kane}} in a First Blood match, nor the titular tournament that took place that night, which was won by Wrestling/KenShamrock.



** ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2011'': Wrestling/CMPunk vs Wrestling/JohnCena. This match got a five star rating from ''Dave Meltzer'' -- the last time the WWE managed that was the first Hell in a Cell match between HBK and the Undertaker (which was also Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s debut). While every match Punk and Cen had together afterwards easily clocked at four stars and above, it's kinda hard to match this one for a variety of reasons, mainly being the atmosphere just isn't as charged as it was as Chicago, and the stakes just weren't as high, lowering the drama factor. It's not helped that this is considered to be one of the best matches the WWE has put on in ''years'' (with some even going on to say that it's the best match in WWE history).

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** ''Wrestling/MoneyInTheBank 2011'': Wrestling/CMPunk vs Wrestling/JohnCena. This match got a five star rating from ''Dave Meltzer'' -- the last time the WWE managed that was the first Hell in a Cell match between HBK and the Undertaker (which was also Wrestling/{{Kane}}'s debut). While every match Punk and Cen had together afterwards easily clocked at four stars and above, it's kinda hard to match this one for a variety of reasons, mainly being the atmosphere just isn't as charged as it was as Chicago, and the stakes just weren't as high, lowering the drama factor. It's not helped that this is considered to be one of the best matches the WWE has put on in ''years'' (with some even going on to say that it's the best match in WWE history).
15th Apr '17 6:41:07 PM UFAlien
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** And then he followed ''Zardoz'' with ''Film/ExorcistIITheHeretic'', a film so reviled it's sometimes considered the worst sequel of all time.
13th Apr '17 5:15:18 PM LaptopGuy
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* Creator/JKRowling wrote the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, which became a cultural phenomenon and has earned over 10 billion dollars, ''not'' including book sales. She's acknowledged that nothing else she writes is remotely likely to approach that. However, she has proven herself not to be a one-hit wonder, given her non-Potter follow-ups (albeit two released under an undisguised pseudonym) have all been critically acclaimed best-sellers.

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* Creator/JKRowling wrote the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, which became a cultural phenomenon and has earned over 10 billion dollars, ''not'' including book sales. She's acknowledged that nothing else she writes is remotely likely to approach that. However, she has proven herself not to be a one-hit wonder, given her non-Potter non-''Potter'' follow-ups (albeit two released under an undisguised pseudonym) have all been critically acclaimed best-sellers.best-sellers, although not to the same extent as ''Potter''.



* Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" was one of the biggest hits of 2013. Not only was it the biggest EDM radio hit in American history, but was also notable for an uncharacteristically slow decline down the charts. His next single, "Hey Brother" (a folk-tinged tune featuring [[Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation Dan Tyminski]]) struggled to rise up the charts as radio stations were reluctant to move on to the new song. Simultaneously, "Wake Me Up" vocalist Aloe Blacc released "The Man," which took off thanks to its placement in a Beats ad. The song also got the cold shoulder from radio executives. Once both songs peaked around April-May, radio stations dropped them faster than a hot potato and went straight back to playing "Wake Me Up!" Neither artist has hit the U.S. Top 40 since, and Avicii definitely won't be getting another hit now that health problems have forced him into an early retirement.

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* Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" was one of the biggest hits of 2013. Not only was it it, at the time, the biggest EDM radio hit in American history, but was also notable for an uncharacteristically slow decline down the charts. His next single, "Hey Brother" (a folk-tinged tune featuring [[Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation Dan Tyminski]]) struggled to rise up the charts as radio stations were reluctant to move on to the new song. Simultaneously, "Wake Me Up" vocalist Aloe Blacc released "The Man," which took off thanks to its placement in a Beats ad. The song also got the cold shoulder from radio executives. Once both songs peaked around April-May, radio stations dropped them faster than a hot potato and went straight back to playing "Wake Me Up!" Neither artist has hit the U.S. Top 40 since, and Avicii definitely won't be getting another hit now that health problems have forced him into an early retirement.



* After being a punchline in the music world for a couple of years with their novelty song "[=#SELFIE=]", Music/TheChainsmokers burst onto the scene in 2016 with "Roses", which hit the top 10 of the charts. The momentum continued with "Don't Let Me Down", which broke the top 3, and capped off with "Closer", a megahit that began a 12-week reign atop the charts in only its third week of release. Given it was one of the most successful songs of all time, it's doubtful the Chainsmokers will ever come close to replicating its success. Their follow-ups "All We Know", despite its high debut on the charts, fell down the charts rapidly and into its predecessor's shadow, and "Setting Fires" did even worse. While this doesn't guarantee the Chainsmokers will never have another hit again, it does suggest that any follow up released will have to fight against "Closer"'s longevity. The same can be said with Music/{{Halsey}}, the featured singer on the song, as it's unlikely she'll ever get another hit on that level either with her normal alterna-pop sound or via another EDM collaboration. Finally, as the biggest Electronic/Dance hit in U.S. history, it has set a high bar for all other songs of the genre to reach.

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* After being a punchline in the music world for a couple of years with their novelty song "[=#SELFIE=]", Music/TheChainsmokers burst onto the scene in 2016 with "Roses", which hit the top 10 of the charts. The momentum continued with "Don't Let Me Down", which broke the top 3, and capped off with "Closer", a megahit that began a 12-week reign atop the charts in only its third week of release. Given it was one of the most successful songs of all time, it's doubtful the Chainsmokers will ever come close to replicating its success. Their follow-ups "All We Know", despite its high debut on the charts, fell down the charts rapidly and into its predecessor's shadow, and "Setting Fires" did even worse. While this doesn't guarantee Thing started to turn around the Chainsmokers will never have another hit again, it does suggest that any follow up released will have next year with the one-two punch of "Paris" and "Something Just Like This", which while also massive hits are unlikely to fight against come close to "Closer"'s longevity.level of popularity. The same can be said with Music/{{Halsey}}, the featured singer on the song, as it's unlikely she'll ever get another hit on that level either with her normal alterna-pop sound or via another EDM collaboration. Finally, as the biggest Electronic/Dance hit in U.S. history, it has set a high bar for all other songs of the genre to reach.



* Creator/ArcSystemWorks are responsible for ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', a series that has a respectable place among the UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity for its unique mechanics compared to other franchises like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', with a very rock and roll-inspired art style and atmosphere that many appreciated. They would lose the rights to the series years later, but not wanting to discontinue their fighting game resume, they made a SpiritualSuccessor named ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. The series does well enough in its own country to not qualify for this trope, [[AmericansHateTingle but in America?]] It has a massive stigma against it for being "Anime!''Guilty Gear''," mostly due to its more {{Shonen}}-influenced character designs, slower and simpler gameplay (that counterintuitively requires a far steeper learning curve than ''GG'' ever did, at least on paper), and [[KudzuPlot very confusing]] ClicheStorm of a narrative ([[AudienceAlienatingPremise not helped by]] [[AllThereInTheManual several crucial supplemental materials]] [[NoExportForYou not making it out of Japan]] [[note]]the fandom has collectively managed to translate many of these works, fortunately, but there is a substantial amount of fans who are unaware of these materials to begin with[[/note]]). All ''[=BlazBlue=]'' did was just make the fanbase want another ''Guilty Gear'' after [[CapcomSequelStagnation years of updated releases]] (and one [[OddballInTheSeries very unorthodox sequel]] in the form of ''[=GG2=]: Overture'') rather than a new series entirely. When a true follow-up was received in the form of ''Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-'', American reception to ''[=BlazBlue=]''[='s=] [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma latest releases]] was mostly lukewarm as the hype for a new ''Guilty Gear'' was felt all throughout the community.

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* Creator/ArcSystemWorks are responsible for ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', a series that has a respectable place among the UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity for its unique mechanics compared to other franchises like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', with a very rock and roll-inspired art style and atmosphere that many appreciated. They would lose the rights to the series years later, but not wanting to discontinue their fighting game resume, they made a SpiritualSuccessor named ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''. The series does well enough in its own country to not qualify for this trope, [[AmericansHateTingle but in America?]] It has a massive stigma against it for being "Anime!''Guilty Gear''," mostly due to its more {{Shonen}}-influenced character designs, slower and simpler gameplay (that counterintuitively requires a far steeper learning curve than ''GG'' ever did, at least on paper), and [[KudzuPlot very confusing]] ClicheStorm of a narrative ([[AudienceAlienatingPremise not helped by]] [[AllThereInTheManual several crucial supplemental materials]] [[NoExportForYou not making it out of Japan]] [[note]]the fandom has collectively managed to translate many of these works, fortunately, but there is a substantial amount of fans who are unaware of these materials to begin with[[/note]]). All ''[=BlazBlue=]'' did was just make the fanbase want another ''Guilty Gear'' after [[CapcomSequelStagnation years of updated releases]] (and one [[OddballInTheSeries very unorthodox sequel]] in the form of ''[=GG2=]: Overture'') rather than a new series entirely. When a true follow-up was received in the form of ''Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-'', American reception to ''[=BlazBlue=]''[='s=] [[VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma latest releases]] was mostly lukewarm as the hype for a new ''Guilty Gear'' was felt all throughout the community. By the mid-2010s, however ''[=BlazBlue=]'' has largely found a voice of its own independent from its sister franchise, so it's safe to say it may have averted this.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Most people agree that the newer episodes have greatly suffered in comparison to the gold standard set by the first three seasons before the first movie and [[UnCanceled Un-Cancellation]]. The second movie was a return to form, but nevertheless isn't quite as beloved as the show itself. Second-half episodes that had to follow a beloved classic, such as "Home Sweet Pineapple" or "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", are also seen as this to some people (with first-half episodes like "The Secret Box" seen as the inverse of this).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': Most people agree that the newer episodes have greatly suffered in comparison to the gold standard set by the first three seasons before the first movie and [[UnCanceled Un-Cancellation]]. The second movie was a return to form, but nevertheless isn't quite as beloved as the show itself. Second-half episodes that had to follow a beloved classic, such as "Home Sweet Pineapple" or "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", are also seen as this to some people (with first-half episodes like "The Secret Box" and "Krabby Land" seen as the inverse of this).
8th Apr '17 10:19:20 PM julietvalcouer
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* Prior to ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' the comic-strip tough act was LongRunner ''ComicStrip/Peanuts'', which went from a small daily strip to a franchise including animated specials, feature films, comic books, and even amusement parks and which altered the format and expectations of the comics page from gags or adventure serials, running almost fifty years with ''one artist.'' It even both predated and outlasted Calvin, the only paradigm-shifting daily comic that had anywhere near the impact.

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* Prior to ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' the comic-strip tough act was LongRunner ''ComicStrip/Peanuts'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', which went from a small daily strip to a franchise including animated specials, feature films, comic books, and even amusement parks and which altered the format and expectations of the comics page from gags or adventure serials, running almost fifty years with ''one artist.'' It even both predated and outlasted Calvin, the only paradigm-shifting daily comic that had anywhere near the impact.
8th Apr '17 10:17:41 PM julietvalcouer
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* Prior to ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' the comic-strip tough act was LongRunner ''ComicStrip/Peanuts'', which went from a small daily strip to a franchise including animated specials, feature films, comic books, and even amusement parks and which altered the format and expectations of the comics page from gags or adventure serials, running almost fifty years with ''one artist.'' It even both predated and outlasted Calvin, the only paradigm-shifting daily comic that had anywhere near the impact.
8th Apr '17 12:07:41 PM 313Bluestreak
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** ''King of the Ring 1998'': The infamous Hell in a Cell match between Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Mankind}}. This match is so damn iconic that most people don't even remember that this wasn't the main event of that PPV, which was Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin vs Wrestling/{{Kane}} in a First Blood match, nor the titular tournament that took place that night, which was won by Wrestling/KenShamrock.

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** ''King ''[[Wrestling/KingOfTheRing King of the Ring 1998'': 1998]]'': The infamous Hell in a Cell match between Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Mankind}}. This match is so damn iconic that most people don't even remember that this wasn't the main event of that PPV, which was Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin vs Wrestling/{{Kane}} in a First Blood match, nor the titular tournament that took place that night, which was won by Wrestling/KenShamrock.
7th Apr '17 8:24:37 PM epoxy
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->''"If there's one thing history has taught us, besides not to piss off people called Genghis Khan or put lead in your water pipes, it's that if you're going to make something incredibly good that becomes frighteningly popular, make sure it's the last thing you ever make in your entire life because otherwise you get to spend the rest of your creative career struggling under the weight of high expectations and bricks."''

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->''"If there's one thing history has taught us, besides us (besides not to piss off people called Genghis Khan or put lead in your water pipes, pipes) it's that if you're going to make something incredibly good that becomes frighteningly popular, make sure it's the last thing you ever make in your entire life because otherwise you get to spend the rest of your creative career struggling under the weight of high expectations and bricks."''
6th Apr '17 3:06:41 PM jormis29
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** Unfortunately, that warm response has made ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' this for Creator/{{Pixar}}; their next film, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'', was the company's first outright failure with critics, while ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' didn't exactly help matters (in spite of it still garnering positive reviews and winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar for 2012, it was a surprise win over Disney's better-recieved ''Disney/WreckItRalph''), with ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' being the studio's lone standout of the period (the critically better-received of the trio). It didn't seem to shake off the cobwebs until the release of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''.

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** Unfortunately, that warm response has made ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' this for Creator/{{Pixar}}; their next film, ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2'', ''WesternAnimation/Cars2'', was the company's first outright failure with critics, while ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' didn't exactly help matters (in spite of it still garnering positive reviews and winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar for 2012, it was a surprise win over Disney's better-recieved ''Disney/WreckItRalph''), with ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' being the studio's lone standout of the period (the critically better-received of the trio). It didn't seem to shake off the cobwebs until the release of ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''.



** With ''Toy Story 4'' officially [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/06/toy-story-4-coming-in-2017 announced for 2017]], this trope is coming full into effect for the franchise, with moviegoers wondering how a fourth film could possibly top the third.

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** With ''Toy Story 4'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'' officially [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/06/toy-story-4-coming-in-2017 announced for 2017]], this trope is coming full into effect for the franchise, with moviegoers wondering how a fourth film could possibly top the third.
31st Mar '17 2:04:52 PM Exxolon
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** This was until [=LeBlanc=] got a hit with ''Series/{{Episodes}}'', in which he was thrice nominated for an Emmy award. Later on Perry and Schwimmer got hits of their own (the 2015 version of ''Series/TheOddCouple'' and ''American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson'' respectively).

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** This was until [=LeBlanc=] got a hit with ''Series/{{Episodes}}'', in which he was thrice nominated for an Emmy award. Later on Perry and Schwimmer got hits of their own (the 2015 version of ''Series/TheOddCouple'' and ''American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson'' respectively). [=LeBlanc=] then scored another hit when he was tapped as co-presenter on ''Series/TopGear'' after the departure of the three original presenters and will become the main presenter of the next series after the departure of Creator/ChrisEvans.
27th Mar '17 7:13:12 PM sasagane_alan
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** Much like ''Jetman'' in the ''Super Sentai'' ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has been the tough act for the series that come after it - first, ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' had a hard time winning over fans of ''Gaim''. However, it [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]], and while ''Gaim'' is still held in higher regard, ''Drive'' isn't far behind. ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'', on the other hand, not only had a hard time living up to ''Gaim'', but also to ''Drive''. While ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' averts this due to it being a web series, only time will tell how ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' will fair[[note]]while ''Ex-Aid'' subverts this trope in comparison to ''Ghost'', which many fans felt was disappointing, it's still being compared to ''Gaim'' due to it's darker tone[[/note]].
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