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22nd Apr '18 7:50:26 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Kenny King got some during his return to Ring of Honor on account of his departure involving him vacating the tag team titles in exchange for a TNA tryout. During the ''Road to Best in the World'', his partner, Rhett Titus, started to pick up a little as well, since some fans were of the opinion the All Night Express had served their purpose by losing to War Machine so they could call themselves linear champions in addition to holding the belts and it was time for ANX to step aside for better teams. Then Caprice Coleman joined them, fans being of the opinion his FaceHeelTurn would be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot better served with]] a Dalton Castle feud, reuniting with Cedric Alexander or following up on Prince Nana's offer. Finally, the three men's Cabinet introduction promo "to make wrestling great again" went on so long it took away from the main event between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe, a rematch a year in the making. During the promo "This is awesome!" became "This is boring!" and ''that'' became "Wrap it up!". The Cabinet were saved from this when they became DarkerAndEdgier as The Rebellion, a group more about action than displays or speeches. This worked well enough for King to eventually turn face.

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* Kenny King got some during his return to Ring of Honor on account of his departure involving him vacating the tag team titles in exchange for a TNA tryout. During the ''Road to Best in the World'', his partner, Rhett Titus, started to pick up a little as well, since some fans were of the opinion the All Night Express had served their purpose by losing to War Machine so they could call themselves linear champions in addition to holding the belts and it was time for ANX to step aside for better teams. Then Caprice Coleman joined them, fans being of the opinion his FaceHeelTurn would be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot better served with]] a Dalton Castle feud, reuniting with Cedric Alexander or following up on Prince Nana's offer. Finally, the three men's Cabinet introduction promo "to make wrestling great again" went on so long it took away from the main event between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe, a rematch a year in the making. During the promo "This is awesome!" became "This is boring!" and ''that'' became "Wrap it up!". The Cabinet were saved from this when they became DarkerAndEdgier as The Rebellion, a group more about action than displays or speeches. This worked well enough for King to eventually turn face.face against popular heel Silas Young.



* Rush nicely demonstrates how "técnico" and "babyface" don't always mesh. He kept the técnico designation even as he was getting booed more than most rudos. After teaming with the fast falling star of Wrestling/LaSombra, they became the most hated men in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, and were often booked in the manner of heels (while still insisting they were different kinds of técnicos).

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* Rush nicely demonstrates how "técnico" and "babyface" don't always mesh. He kept the técnico designation even as he was getting booed more than most rudos. After teaming with the fast falling star of Wrestling/LaSombra, La Sombra, they became the most hated men in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, and were often booked in the manner of heels (while still insisting they were different kinds of técnicos).



* While nobody in the industry really ever used the term "go away heat", "Go Away!" is exactly what the fans of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling have chanted at Taichi Ishikari. He ''has'' gone away getting over well enough in CMLL and Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, but he always comes back to New Japan, where he is best known as the most unpopular member of an unpopular stable. Suzuki-gun as a whole has gotten a little of this this ever since they ousted Wrestling/SatoshiKojima, and a lot of it after the formation of Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon made fans see Suzuki-gun as outdated, with the exceptions of Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki himself and Wrestling/ZackSabreJr. They get good heat in NJPW...when the rest of the group are not around.

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* While nobody in the industry really ever used the term "go away heat", "Go Away!" is exactly what the fans of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling have chanted at Taichi Ishikari. He ''has'' gone away away, getting over well enough in CMLL and Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, but he always comes back to New Japan, where he is best known as the most unpopular member of an unpopular stable. Suzuki-gun as a whole has gotten a little of this this ever since they ousted Wrestling/SatoshiKojima, and a lot of it after the formation of Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon made fans see Suzuki-gun as outdated, with the exceptions of Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki himself and Wrestling/ZackSabreJr. They get good heat in NJPW...when the rest of the group are not around.
20th Apr '18 8:27:37 AM PF
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* By the end of Wrestling/JeffJarrett's last run as Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA Champion in TNA in 2006, fans were pleading with him to "Drop the title! Drop the title!" There were even chants of "Fuck you, Jarrett! Fuck you, Jarrett!" Jarrett was truly hated by TNA fans for good reasons--during the first four years, he held the NWA Championship for the better part of ''three'' of them. Occasionally, he would lose at a pay-per-view, only to win the title back at the very next show, leading fans to see the title as meaningless, since it had just become a prop for Jarrett. In ''every'' match he had at the time, he resorted to running into the crowd. To make matters worse, Jarrett was more than just the CreatorsPet--as one of the founders of TNA, ''he was the creator''. It was almost as if he helped build TNA just so he can make himself the champion. It's no wonder some fans started calling him [[FanNickname Triple J]].

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* By the end of Wrestling/JeffJarrett's last run as Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA Champion in TNA in 2006, fans were pleading with him to "Drop the title! Drop the title!" There were even chants of "Fuck you, Jarrett! Fuck you, Jarrett!" Jarrett was truly hated by TNA fans for good reasons--during the first four years, he held the NWA Championship for the better part of ''three'' of them. Occasionally, he would lose at a pay-per-view, only to win the title back at the very next show, leading fans to see the title as meaningless, since it had just become a prop for Jarrett. In ''every'' match he had at the time, he resorted to running into the crowd. To make matters worse, Jarrett was more than just the CreatorsPet--as one of the founders of TNA, ''he was the creator''. It was almost as if he helped build TNA just so he can make himself the champion. It's no wonder some fans started calling him [[FanNickname "[[FanNickname Triple J]].J]]".
19th Apr '18 5:34:51 AM PF
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* The No Limit Soldiers, a stable of rappers led by Music/MasterP, were conceived of when WCW decided to try and target the Urban/Hip Hop market - WCW intended to bring hip hop fans into the wrestling fandom, and Master P wanted to give his cousin Swoll a break in the wrestling business. WCW put veterans Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr and Wrestling/BillyKidman in the stable along with Swoll, a pair of muscular rookies named Chase and 4x4, and former jobber "BA" Brad Armstrong to take bumps and cover for the rookies. WCW then made a country music stable to feud with them, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult, but between the commentators [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname almost never calling them the Outlaws]] and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking "rednecks" as an insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] consisting of Wrestling/CurtHennig, Bobby Duncum, Jr., and Kendall and Wrestling/BarryWindham.\\

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* The No Limit Soldiers, a stable of rappers led by Music/MasterP, were conceived of when WCW decided to try and target the Urban/Hip Hop market - urban/hip hop market. WCW intended to bring hip hop fans into the wrestling fandom, and Master P wanted to give his cousin Swoll a break in the wrestling business. WCW put veterans Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, and Wrestling/BillyKidman in the stable along with Swoll, a pair of muscular rookies named Chase and 4x4, and former jobber "BA" Brad Armstrong to take bumps and cover for the rookies. WCW then made a country music stable to feud with them, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult, but between the commentators [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname almost never calling them the Outlaws]] and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking "rednecks" as an insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] consisting of Wrestling/CurtHennig, Bobby Duncum, Jr., and Kendall and Wrestling/BarryWindham.\\



The angle was a clusterfuck from the beginning. Master P wasn't seen by the hip hop fandom as particularly cool or a particularly good rapper at the time (and his raps for WCW certainly didn't impress anyone). He failed to draw in any new fans, and then after he was booed on his first appearance he refused to return and support the angle. Although the Soldiers were supposed to be street-wise antiheroes, they simply [[NinetiesAntiHero came across as heels]], and the bloated roster of re-gimmicked veterans and rookies no one had ever heard of before failed to connect with the fans. Meanwhile the Rednecks recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers despite being outnumbered almost two-to-one, and had Hennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. Also, the WCW fanbase, which was largely white southern males, was pre-conditioned to prefer the country music-loving rednecks anyway. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. So with the fans cheering the Rednecks and booing every time the Soldiers chanted "hootie-hoo," the angle ended barely a month in. Konnan, Mysterio and Kidman split from the group to form The Filthy Animals, BA reunited with his brother Scott Armstrong, and Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully, with Chase having already vanished without explanation.

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The angle was a clusterfuck from the beginning. Master P wasn't seen by the hip hop fandom as particularly cool or a particularly good rapper at the time (and time.[[note]]And his raps for WCW certainly didn't impress anyone). anyone.[[/note]] He failed to draw in any new fans, and then after he was booed on his first appearance appearance, he refused to return and support the angle. Although the Soldiers were supposed to be street-wise antiheroes, they simply [[NinetiesAntiHero came across as heels]], and the bloated roster of re-gimmicked veterans and rookies no one had ever heard of before failed to connect with the fans. Meanwhile Meanwhile, the Rednecks recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers despite being outnumbered almost two-to-one, and had Hennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. Also, the WCW fanbase, which was largely white southern males, was pre-conditioned to prefer the country music-loving rednecks anyway. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. So with the fans cheering the Rednecks and booing every time the Soldiers chanted "hootie-hoo," the angle ended barely a month in. Konnan, Mysterio Mysterio, and Kidman split from the group to form The Filthy Animals, BA reunited with his brother Scott Armstrong, and Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully, with Chase having already vanished without explanation.
10th Apr '18 5:58:18 AM PF
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"Heat" is a term used in {{professional wrestling}} to describe any reaction to a wrestler and his or her [[TheGimmick gimmick]]. {{Face}} and {{heel}} heat can make or break a wrestler, while [[EightDeadlyWords not getting any heat]] is the kiss of death in the industry.

Then there's '''X-Pac Heat'''. This is when the audience boos and insults a wrestler not because they hate the "character", but because ''they hate the performer''. It can be because they've been [[CreatorsPet pushed too hard]], they have [[WagTheDirector political power behind the scenes]], or because they're terrible performers. For wrestlers, this often refers to those who have poor matches, or actively wreck the pushes of others, and become overexposed despite crowds not caring for them one way or the other (either as faces or as heels). This is not a heel, a villain whom fans [[LoveToHate want to see punished]]; a wrestler with X-Pac Heat is someone fans don't want to see ''at all''. It's a very specific form of breaking {{kayfabe}} by the fans and happens to be quite rare.[[note]]Though it's more common these days due to the fanbase having SeenItAll and thus being harder to entertain.[[/note]]

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"Heat" Heat is a term used in {{professional wrestling}} to describe any reaction to a wrestler and his or her [[TheGimmick gimmick]]. {{Face}} and {{heel}} heat can make or break a wrestler, while [[EightDeadlyWords not getting any heat]] is the kiss of death in the industry.

Then there's '''X-Pac Heat'''.X-Pac Heat. This is when the audience boos and insults a wrestler not because they hate the "character", but because ''they hate the performer''. It can be because they've been [[CreatorsPet pushed too hard]], they have [[WagTheDirector political power behind the scenes]], or because they're terrible performers. For wrestlers, this often refers to those who have poor matches, or actively wreck the pushes of others, and become overexposed despite crowds not caring for them one way or the other (either as faces or as heels). This is not a heel, a villain whom fans [[LoveToHate want to see punished]]; a wrestler with X-Pac Heat is someone fans don't want to see ''at all''. It's a very specific form of breaking {{kayfabe}} by the fans and happens to be quite rare.[[note]]Though it's more common these days due to the fanbase having SeenItAll and thus being harder to entertain.[[/note]]
9th Apr '18 12:31:43 PM KYCubbie
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** And at [=WrestleMania=] 34 against Wrestling/BrockLesnar, chants of "Wrestling/CMPunk" started two minutes in, followed by "Delete!", "Boring!", and "This is awful!", among others. The crowd even popped for a ''beach ball'' that someone started bouncing around the arena. The bloodied and defeated Reigns left to silence from the crowd.
29th Mar '18 3:55:08 PM AFreakyDude
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* Rush nicely demonstrates how "técnico" and "babyface" don't always mesh. He kept the técnico designation even as he was getting booed more than most rudos. After teaming with the fast falling star of La Sombra, they became the most hated men in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, and were often booked in the manner of heels (while still insisting they were different kinds of técnicos).

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* Rush nicely demonstrates how "técnico" and "babyface" don't always mesh. He kept the técnico designation even as he was getting booed more than most rudos. After teaming with the fast falling star of La Sombra, Wrestling/LaSombra, they became the most hated men in Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, and were often booked in the manner of heels (while still insisting they were different kinds of técnicos).
10th Mar '18 7:11:46 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* While nobody in the industry really ever used the term "go away heat", "Go Away!" is exactly what the fans of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling have chanted at Taichi Ishikari. He ''has'' gone away getting over well enough in CMLL and Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, but he always comes back to New Japan, where he is best known as the most unpopular member of an unpopular stable. Suzuki-gun as a whole has gotten this ever since they ousted Wrestling/SatoshiKojima, with the exceptions of Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki himself and Zack Sabre Jr. They get good heat in NJPW...when the rest of the group are not around.

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* While nobody in the industry really ever used the term "go away heat", "Go Away!" is exactly what the fans of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling have chanted at Taichi Ishikari. He ''has'' gone away getting over well enough in CMLL and Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, but he always comes back to New Japan, where he is best known as the most unpopular member of an unpopular stable. Suzuki-gun as a whole has gotten a little of this this ever since they ousted Wrestling/SatoshiKojima, and a lot of it after the formation of Wrestling/LosIngobernablesDeJapon made fans see Suzuki-gun as outdated, with the exceptions of Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki himself and Zack Sabre Jr.Wrestling/ZackSabreJr. They get good heat in NJPW...when the rest of the group are not around.
10th Mar '18 7:08:24 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Kenny King got some during his return to Ring of Honor on account of his departure involving him vacating the tag team titles in exchange for a TNA tryout. During the ''Road to Best in the World'', his partner, Rhett Titus, started to pick up a little as well, since some fans were of the opinion the All Night Express had served their purpose by losing to War Machine so they could call themselves linear champions in addition to holding the belts and it was time for ANX to step aside for better teams. Then Caprice Coleman joined them, fans being of the opinion his FaceHeelTurn would be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot better served with]] a Dalton Castle feud, reuniting with Cedric Alexander or following up on Prince Nana's offer. Finally, the three men's Cabinet introduction promo "to make wrestling great again" went on so long it took away from the main event between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe, a rematch a year in the making. During the promo "This is awesome!" became "This is boring!" and ''that'' became "Wrap it up!". The Cabinet were saved from this when they became DarkerAndEdgier as The Rebellion, a group more about action than displays or speeches.

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* Kenny King got some during his return to Ring of Honor on account of his departure involving him vacating the tag team titles in exchange for a TNA tryout. During the ''Road to Best in the World'', his partner, Rhett Titus, started to pick up a little as well, since some fans were of the opinion the All Night Express had served their purpose by losing to War Machine so they could call themselves linear champions in addition to holding the belts and it was time for ANX to step aside for better teams. Then Caprice Coleman joined them, fans being of the opinion his FaceHeelTurn would be [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot better served with]] a Dalton Castle feud, reuniting with Cedric Alexander or following up on Prince Nana's offer. Finally, the three men's Cabinet introduction promo "to make wrestling great again" went on so long it took away from the main event between Jay Lethal and Jay Briscoe, a rematch a year in the making. During the promo "This is awesome!" became "This is boring!" and ''that'' became "Wrap it up!". The Cabinet were saved from this when they became DarkerAndEdgier as The Rebellion, a group more about action than displays or speeches. This worked well enough for King to eventually turn face.


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* While nobody in the industry really ever used the term "go away heat", "Go Away!" is exactly what the fans of Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling have chanted at Taichi Ishikari. He ''has'' gone away getting over well enough in CMLL and Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, but he always comes back to New Japan, where he is best known as the most unpopular member of an unpopular stable. Suzuki-gun as a whole has gotten this ever since they ousted Wrestling/SatoshiKojima, with the exceptions of Wrestling/MinoruSuzuki himself and Zack Sabre Jr. They get good heat in NJPW...when the rest of the group are not around.
8th Mar '18 2:29:16 PM PF
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman Sean "X-Pac" Waltman]]. He was part of the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder and Wrestling/DGenerationX stables in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and was actually a popular performer during this time. Several years and a heel turn later, DX was long since over and X-Pac hadn't evolved his persona in any significant way. Despite not getting pushed or doing much of anything, he was still booked on just about every show, winning a disproportionate amount of matches against opponents who were often more interesting than he was. Fans soon started regarding X-Pac matches as a safe time to take a [[{{Padding}} bathroom break.]]\\

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is [[Wrestling/SeanWaltman Sean "X-Pac" Waltman]]. He was part of the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder and Wrestling/DGenerationX stables in the late 1990s and early 2000s, 1990s, and was actually a popular performer during this time. Several years and a heel turn later, DX was long since over and X-Pac hadn't evolved his persona in any significant way. Despite not getting pushed or doing much of anything, he was still booked on just about every show, winning a disproportionate amount of matches against opponents who were often more interesting than he was. Fans soon started regarding X-Pac matches as a safe time to take a [[{{Padding}} bathroom break.]]\\
8th Mar '18 5:06:51 AM PF
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* [[Wrestling/EnzoAndCass Enzo Amore]] may be the first example of the bookers deliberately getting X-Pac Heat on a wrestler. Enzo is a brilliant talker, but one of the worst workers in the entire WWE. When the decision was made to split the Enzo & Cass tag team, Enzo was moved over into the 205 Live (Cruiserweight) division, which is the most workrate-centric division in the WWE and the one most marketed to smarks. Numerous stories were also leaked about Enzo's obnoxious, egotistical behavior behind the scenes (that oddly, don't seem to be being held against him like they generally would be). He then became the Cruiserweight Champion in a match where he got next to no offense and won by cheating. It comes across like, having noticed that smarks tend to cheer anyone they like regardless of face/heel, WWE has built Enzo up to specifically antagonize fans into disliking him.

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* [[Wrestling/EnzoAndCass Enzo Amore]] may be the first example of the bookers deliberately getting X-Pac Heat on a wrestler. Enzo is a brilliant talker, but one of the worst workers in the entire WWE. When the decision was made to split the Enzo & Cass tag team, Enzo was moved over into the 205 Live (Cruiserweight) Cruiserweight division, which is the most workrate-centric division in the WWE and the one most marketed to smarks. Numerous stories were also leaked about Enzo's obnoxious, egotistical behavior behind the scenes (that oddly, don't seem to be being held against him like they generally would be). He then became the Cruiserweight Champion in a match where he got next to no offense and won by cheating. It comes came across like, having noticed that smarks tend to cheer anyone they like regardless of face/heel, WWE has built Enzo up to specifically antagonize fans into disliking him.



* DumbassDJ Bubba the Love Sponge. He was brought in around the time Hulk Hogan came to TNA as he hijacked Jeremy Borash and Wrestling/ChristyHemme's job as backstage interviewer, leading to loud "FIRE BUBBA" chants from the audience. It didn't help that he said [[DudeNotFunny "Fuck Haiti"]] on his radio show after the tragic earthquake, leading to [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong]] [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome kicking his ass backstage]] for his disrespect to the numerous lives lost or ruined.[[note]]Or so was the assumption as his reputation of being a backstage bully wasn't widely known yet.[[/note]] One not-so-sincere apology later, with Hogan siding with him and making PMS jokes about Kong, and Kong asked for her release from the company. Bubba later ambushed Kong during her appearance on ''The Cowhead Show'' which turned out to be an elaborate setup by Bubba and show host Mike Calta to lure Kong on the show in the first place. This eventually led to his firing from TNA, capped by Wrestling/MickFoley giving Bubba a legitimate punch to the face. [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Guess how the fandom responded?]]

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* DumbassDJ [[DumbassDJ Bubba the Love Sponge.Sponge]]. He was brought in around the time Hulk Hogan came to TNA as he hijacked Jeremy Borash and Wrestling/ChristyHemme's job as backstage interviewer, leading to loud "FIRE BUBBA" chants from the audience. It didn't help that he said [[DudeNotFunny "Fuck Haiti"]] on his radio show after the tragic earthquake, leading to [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong]] [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome kicking his ass backstage]] for his disrespect to the numerous lives lost or ruined.[[note]]Or so was the assumption as his reputation of being a backstage bully wasn't widely known yet.[[/note]] One not-so-sincere apology later, with Hogan siding with him and making PMS jokes about Kong, and Kong asked for her release from the company. Bubba later ambushed Kong during her appearance on ''The Cowhead Show'' which turned out to be an elaborate setup by Bubba and show host Mike Calta to lure Kong on the show in the first place. This eventually led to his firing from TNA, capped by Wrestling/MickFoley giving Bubba a legitimate punch to the face. [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing Guess how the fandom responded?]]



* The 2015 ''Royal Rumble'' match was another absolute travesty that was completely panned by the audience in - where else? - Philadelphia. After massive pops for Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler (among others), the quick eliminations of those three inevitably led to Roman Reigns, who had rapidly been losing fan support after some less-than-stellar ring work coming back from injury on top of having some of the worst promos of 2014, winning the Rumble. Even Wrestling/{{Rusev}}, an [[ForeignWrestlingHeel anti-America heel]], was cheered on by the fans when he surprisingly appeared towards the end of the Rumble, not having been eliminated after all. Not even an appearance by The Rock could calm the crowd down. Fans were so furious that [=#CancelWWENetwork=] was the #1 trend on Website/{{Twitter}} ''worldwide'', and the page where customers could cancel their WWE Network subscriptions crashed due to heavy traffic. You've got to wonder how incompetent management has to be to book the Rumble like this, especially after the debacle of the Rumble the previous year, and in ''Philadelphia'' no less. [[AnAesop The lesson]]? ''Don't'' [[HistoryRepeats go into Philadelphia with a terrible show.]]

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* The 2015 ''Royal Rumble'' match was another absolute travesty that was completely panned by the audience in - where else? - Philadelphia. After massive pops for Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler (among others), the quick eliminations of those three inevitably led to Roman Reigns, who had rapidly been losing fan support after some less-than-stellar ring work coming back from injury on top of having some of the worst promos of 2014, winning the Rumble. Even Wrestling/{{Rusev}}, an [[ForeignWrestlingHeel anti-America heel]], was cheered on by the fans when he surprisingly appeared towards the end of the Rumble, not having been eliminated after all. Not even an appearance by The Rock could calm the crowd down. Fans were so furious that [=#CancelWWENetwork=] was the #1 trend on Website/{{Twitter}} ''worldwide'', and the page where customers could cancel their WWE Network subscriptions crashed due to heavy traffic. You've got to wonder how incompetent management has to be to book the Rumble like this, especially after the debacle of the Rumble the previous year, and in ''Philadelphia'' no less. [[AnAesop The lesson]]? ''Don't'' [[HistoryRepeats go into Philadelphia with a terrible show.]]show]].
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