History Main / XPacHeat

5th Aug '17 4:12:18 PM McJeff
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** She seems to have decided to follow in Lita's footsteps and leave wrestling over the negative reactions. She never returned to WWE television after receiving a wellness policy violation, and opted not to return to Total Divas as well.

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** She seems to have decided to follow in Lita's footsteps and leave wrestling over the negative reactions. She never returned to WWE television after After receiving a wellness policy violation, and in August 2016, she never returned to the ring, opted not to return to Total Divas as well.in July 2017, and in August 2017 finally was released from the company.
4th Aug '17 4:46:28 PM McJeff
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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels (and most were less than pleasant in real life, too[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]]), couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult, but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking "rednecks" as an insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.

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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Soldiers - a stable of rappers lead 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 Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], ]] and Wrestling/BillyKidman in the stable along with Swoll, a pair of muscular rookies named Chase and 4x4, and former jobber "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll Armstrong to take bumps and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels (and most were less than pleasant in real life, too[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested cover for dodging child support even though he was making $100K the rookies. WCW then made a year while working for WCW.[[/note]]), couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, and even country music stable to feud with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the them - The West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually Rednecks[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult, but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking "rednecks" as an insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] were an inversion [[/note]], consisting of this, Wrestling/{{Curt Hennig}}, Bobby Duncum, Jr., and Kendall and Wrestling/{{Barry Windham}}.\\
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The angle was a clusterfuck from the beginning. Master P wasn't seen by the hip hop fandom
as they 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 heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when street-wise antiheroes, they simply 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 with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, 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. As for EnsembleDarkhorse. So with the No Limit Soldiers, fans cheering the Rednecks and booing every time the Soldiers chanted "hootie-hoo," the angle ended barely a month in. Konnan, Kidman, Misterio Mysterio and Disqo eventually Kidman split from them the group to form the The Filthy Animals stable, Animals, BA reunited with his brother, brother Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.uneventfully, with Chase having already vanished without explanation.
20th Jul '17 10:41:15 PM Gimere
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* An unusual example of this trope came in "Not Daniel Bryan" heat, whereas anyone who got scapegoated for WWE's bad booking of Bryan (by either squashing him in match or being essentially a ReplacementScrappy for him) unfairly got booed out of the area. Amongst those offenders include Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} (for "!8 Seconds"), Wrestling/RandyOrton (for his 2013-14 title reign when he cashed in MITB on Bryan right after he beat Cena), Wrestling/TheBigShow (when he was shoved into Bryan's spot as Orton's main title challenger), Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr (for being #30 in the 2014 Royal Rumble), Wrestling/{{Batista}} (for winning that year's rumble and being pushed in Bryan's place as the main anti-Authority babyface), and of course Wrestling/RomanReigns.

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* An unusual example of this trope came in "Not Daniel Bryan" heat, whereas anyone who got scapegoated for WWE's bad booking of Bryan (by either squashing him in match or being essentially a ReplacementScrappy for him) unfairly got booed out of the area. Amongst those offenders include Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} (for "!8 "18 Seconds"), Wrestling/RandyOrton (for his 2013-14 title reign when he cashed in MITB on Bryan right after he beat Cena), Wrestling/TheBigShow (when he was shoved into Bryan's spot as Orton's main title challenger), Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr (for being #30 in the 2014 Royal Rumble), Wrestling/{{Batista}} (for winning that year's rumble and being pushed in Bryan's place as the main anti-Authority babyface), and of course Wrestling/RomanReigns.
19th Jul '17 12:48:22 PM LaptopGuy
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** How pervasive was Reigns' X-Pac Heat? He was 2016's winner of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pro_Wrestling_Illustrated_awards#Most_Hated_Wrestler_of_the_Year Pro Wrestling Illustrated's "Most Hated Wrestler of the Year" award]], an award traditionally reserved for heels.

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** How pervasive was Reigns' X-Pac Heat? He was 2016's winner of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pro_Wrestling_Illustrated_awards#Most_Hated_Wrestler_of_the_Year Pro Wrestling Illustrated's "Most Hated Wrestler of the Year" award]], an award traditionally reserved for heels. The only other comparable instance of this happening was when Wrestling/RobVanDam won the "Most Popular" award during his heel run in the "Invasion" angle.


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* An unusual example of this trope came in "Not Daniel Bryan" heat, whereas anyone who got scapegoated for WWE's bad booking of Bryan (by either squashing him in match or being essentially a ReplacementScrappy for him) unfairly got booed out of the area. Amongst those offenders include Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} (for "!8 Seconds"), Wrestling/RandyOrton (for his 2013-14 title reign when he cashed in MITB on Bryan right after he beat Cena), Wrestling/TheBigShow (when he was shoved into Bryan's spot as Orton's main title challenger), Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr (for being #30 in the 2014 Royal Rumble), Wrestling/{{Batista}} (for winning that year's rumble and being pushed in Bryan's place as the main anti-Authority babyface), and of course Wrestling/RomanReigns.
18th Jul '17 6:54:48 PM McJeff
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* James Ellsworth. During the first-ever Womeon's Money In The Bank ladder match, it was him who got the briefcase from the top and handed to Carmella. This action has led many tweets from the Women's division to rile against Carmella and James Ellsworth. This has also led to many legitimate criticisms from press, stating that this has devalued the entire Women's Division to have a non-female competitor grab the briefcase. This was more talked about than the actual match, regardless of quality.
13th Jul '17 8:20:25 AM Frankencastle
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** Brock Lesnar as a number 1 champion twice post-streak (WWE World Heavyweight August 2014 - March 2015 and WWE Universal April 2017 - Present) has generated [[InternetBackdraft immense hatred]] because [[ProfessionalSlacker he doesn't show up on events while champion]]. This kind of action has [[FranchiseKiller led to devaluing the big championship belts held that competition dreamed of becoming and made people care less about professional wrestling.]] Many misblame part-timers for special treatment, but none of them are absent for a long period of time. Brock Lesnar is the [[EntitledBastard only superstar to get this kind of treatment]].
9th Jul '17 8:28:08 AM nombretomado
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** Roman actually has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_and_reception_of_Roman_Reigns a second page]] on TheOtherWiki dedicated to cataloguing his career trajectory thanks to the extraordinary levels of hatred he's received. The reason is that in Roman's case WWE are fully aware that he's massively hated, but rather than attempt to correct it as they have with unpopular wrestlers in the past, they've intentionally adopted a "sod you" mentality, repeatedly forcing him down the throats of the unwilling and unhappy audience out of spite and attempting to restructure the narrative to [[InsaneTrollLogic portray Roman as the most-successful wrestler in the company]] because he gets the biggest and most-passionate reactions, irrespective of the fact that he's getting ''completely the wrong ones.'' They're basically [[IRejectYourReality denying the existence of]] X-Pac Heat because of a stubborn refusal to be dictated to by the fans. On the bright side, despite being booked as a face, Roman is now capable of getting ''any'' wrestler cheered like a hero, even the brutal [[WrestlingMonster Monster Among Men]] Wrestling/BraunStrowman, making him [[ViolationOfCommonSense possibly the greatest heel to ever be a face]].

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** Roman actually has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persona_and_reception_of_Roman_Reigns a second page]] on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki dedicated to cataloguing his career trajectory thanks to the extraordinary levels of hatred he's received. The reason is that in Roman's case WWE are fully aware that he's massively hated, but rather than attempt to correct it as they have with unpopular wrestlers in the past, they've intentionally adopted a "sod you" mentality, repeatedly forcing him down the throats of the unwilling and unhappy audience out of spite and attempting to restructure the narrative to [[InsaneTrollLogic portray Roman as the most-successful wrestler in the company]] because he gets the biggest and most-passionate reactions, irrespective of the fact that he's getting ''completely the wrong ones.'' They're basically [[IRejectYourReality denying the existence of]] X-Pac Heat because of a stubborn refusal to be dictated to by the fans. On the bright side, despite being booked as a face, Roman is now capable of getting ''any'' wrestler cheered like a hero, even the brutal [[WrestlingMonster Monster Among Men]] Wrestling/BraunStrowman, making him [[ViolationOfCommonSense possibly the greatest heel to ever be a face]].
7th Jul '17 2:03:31 PM Gimere
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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 person 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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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 person 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]]



In short: if fans {{love to hate}} the character, or wish to see someone beat him or her, (s)he's a heel. If fans just hate the character regardless of their alignment, it's {{the Scrappy}}. If fans hate seeing the performer, it's X-Pac Heat.

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In short: if fans {{love to hate}} the character, or wish to see someone beat him or her, (s)he's them, they're a heel. If fans just hate the character regardless of their alignment, it's {{the Scrappy}}. If fans hate seeing the performer, it's X-Pac Heat.



* Most fans may remember The Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan as one of the top midcard heels of his era, and the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in history. What they may not know is that he actually got his start in the WWF as a babyface, with fans refusing to buy into the idea of an Elvis impersonator as a good guy. After a series of "Vote of Confidence" promos and an actual poll where the fans, as expected, weren't behind him, he was turned heel and the rest is history.

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* Most fans may remember The Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan as one of the top midcard heels of his era, and the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in history. What they may not know know, however, is that he actually got his start in the WWF as a babyface, with fans refusing to buy into the idea of an Elvis impersonator as a good guy. After a series of "Vote of Confidence" promos and an actual poll where the fans, as expected, fans (as expected) weren't behind him, he was turned heel and the rest is history.



* The term "X-Pac Heat" was originally called "[[Wrestling/BigBossman Bossman Heat]]". The term began to lose usage when X-Pac's level of, well, X-Pac Heat eclipsed Bossman's, and it was pretty much completely retired with Ray Traylor's real life death, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead out of respect for the man]]. To explain this a little more, Bossman may have been a boring wrestler, but he was well known for being one of the most popular guys in any locker room, he donated massive amounts of money and personal time to charity, and his death was discovered by his wife in a particularly heartbreaking way. He was also a damn fine worker during his original WWF run.[[note]]When he wore a prison guard outfit.[[/note]] Then he jumped to WCW and suffered through a string of lousy gimmicks (The Guardian Angel, The Boss, Big Bubba and finally, just Ray Traylor), while the injuries caught up with him and his body broke down. His second WWF run, where he had a security guard style gimmick, started out alright but turned awful as he was pushed up the card. His KarmaHoudini heel run also killed any interest that fans might have had in seeing him.

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* The term "X-Pac Heat" was originally called "[[Wrestling/BigBossman Bossman Heat]]". The term began to lose usage when X-Pac's level of, well, X-Pac Heat eclipsed Bossman's, and it was pretty much completely retired with Ray Traylor's real life death, death in 2004, [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead out of respect for the man]]. To explain this a little more, Bossman may have been a boring wrestler, but he was well known for being one of the most popular guys in any locker room, he donated massive amounts of money and personal time to charity, and his death was discovered by his wife in a particularly heartbreaking way. He was also a damn fine worker during his original WWF run.[[note]]When he wore a prison guard outfit.[[/note]] Then he jumped to WCW and suffered through a string of lousy gimmicks (The Guardian Angel, The Boss, Big Bubba and finally, just Ray Traylor), while the injuries caught up with him and his body broke down. His second WWF run, where he had a security guard style gimmick, started out alright but turned awful as he was pushed up the card. His KarmaHoudini heel run also killed any interest that fans might have had in seeing him.



* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter was a very popular wrestler in his time and even became a character in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]''. Then when the Gulf War built up, he defected to Saddam Hussein, teamed with old foe The Iron Sheik and was even given an {{expy}} manager that he initially thought was the real deal. This, along with vicious assaults on AllAmericanFace Hulk Hogan, caused fans to hate him to the point that he received death threats.[[note]]{{Kayfabe}} wasn't completely dead yet so wrestling was still treated as real back then.[[/note]] As a result, Sgt. Slaughter feared for his life. So in a sense, he was getting the right type of heat but it got a little ''too'' real. After losing to Hogan and [[HeelFaceTurn turning face again]], things settled down a lot.
* On rare occasions, a wrestler or stable can get good heat from some fans and X-Pac Heat from others at the same time. Right to Censor, a stable of moral guardians whose catchphrase was "You do NOT know what is good for you!" and who occasionally did things such as abort fanservice segments by covering the fanservice with sheets, are probably the best known example of mixed good heat and X-Pac Heat. About half the fans loved to hate the RTC, and the other half wanted them to just quit existing. The fact that Jerry Lawler on commentary - normally a heel sympathizer at that point - talked worse about the RTC than he did about faces like Mick Foley or The Rock is just more proof of how hated they were.

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* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter was a very popular wrestler in his time and even became a character in ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero G.I. Joe]]''. Then when the Gulf War built up, he defected to Saddam Hussein, teamed with old foe The Iron Sheik and was even given an {{expy}} manager that he initially thought was the real deal. This, along with vicious assaults on AllAmericanFace Hulk Hogan, caused fans to hate him to the point that he received death threats.[[note]]{{Kayfabe}} wasn't completely dead yet yet, so wrestling was still treated as real back then.real.[[/note]] As a result, Sgt. Slaughter feared for his life. So in a sense, he was getting the right type of heat but it got a little far ''too'' real. After losing to Hogan and [[HeelFaceTurn turning face again]], things settled down a lot.
* On rare occasions, a wrestler or stable can get good heat from some fans and X-Pac Heat from others at the same time. Right to Censor, a stable of moral guardians whose catchphrase was "You do NOT know what is good for you!" and who occasionally did things such as abort fanservice {{fanservice}} segments by covering the fanservice with sheets, are probably the best known example of mixed good heat and X-Pac Heat. About half the fans loved to hate the RTC, and the other half wanted them to just quit existing. The fact that Jerry Lawler on commentary - normally Lawler, who was then a heel sympathizer at that point - sympathizer, talked worse about the RTC on commentary than he did about faces like Mick Foley or The Rock is just more proof of how hated they were.



* During WWE's infamous "Rosie O'Donnell" vs. "Donald Trump" match, fans got so sick of what they were seeing, they chanted for TNA instead. WWE takes videos of the match down when it finds them, but for now, the full match can be viewed [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5tcer_donald-trump-vs-rosie-o-donnell_sport here.]] "BORING" chants start at 6:30, "TNA" is at 7:20, and "WE WANT WRESTLING" is at 8:20.

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* During WWE's infamous "Rosie O'Donnell" vs. "Donald Trump" match, fans got so sick of what they were seeing, they ''they chanted for TNA instead.instead''. WWE takes videos of the match down when it finds them, but for now, the full match can be viewed [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5tcer_donald-trump-vs-rosie-o-donnell_sport here.]] "BORING" chants start at 6:30, "TNA" is at 7:20, and "WE WANT WRESTLING" is at 8:20.



* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels (and most were less than pleasant in real life, too[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]]), couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult, but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking it as an insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.

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* The No Limit Soldiers[[note]]Music/MasterP, Wrestling/{{Konnan}}, [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Misterio Jr.]], Wrestling/BillyKidman, [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Disqo]], "BA" Brad Armstrong, Chase Tatum, Swoll and 4x4[[/note]] were hated because they were [[HipHop a rap group]] in a promotion whose audience were primarily white Southern males who dislike rap. Even though they were supposed to be faces, they acted like heels (and most were less than pleasant in real life, too[[note]]Particularly Swoll, who would eventually be arrested for dodging child support even though he was making $100K a year while working for WCW.[[/note]]), couldn't wrestle, had a bloated roster of ten wrestlers, and even with Master P, they had terrible raps. Their rivals, the West Texas Rednecks,[[note]]Actually the West Texas Outlaws; West Texas Rednecks was supposed to be an insult, but between the commentators almost never calling them the Outlaws and the southern fans [[InsultBackfire not taking it "rednecks" as an insult]], Rednecks became the official name.[[/note]] were an inversion of this, as they were supposed to be heels but appealed to the fans more, particularly when they recorded a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments downright hilarious]] song titled "Rap is Crap", held their own against the No Limit Soldiers with only four wrestlers, and had Wrestling/CurtHennig, widely considered one of the best ever in the business and a really nice guy to boot, as their leader. It's no surprise the latter stable became a collective EnsembleDarkhorse. As for the No Limit Soldiers, Konnan, Kidman, Misterio and Disqo eventually split from them to form the Filthy Animals stable, BA reunited with his brother, Scott Armstrong, and Master P, Chase, Swoll and 4x4 disappeared uneventfully.



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* ''December to Dismember 2006,'' the first and ''only'' pay per view exclusive to WWE's rebooted ECW brand (dubbed "WWECW" by fans). Said brand had its share of problems, such as the phasing out of ECW originals like Wrestling/{{Sabu}} (released after the first post [=WrestleMania=] ECW) and [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] (drafted to Raw in the 2008 draft and released months later), the stricter WWE rules, the untimely suspension of the first champion of the new ECW, Wrestling/RobVanDam, the sudden release of Wrestling/KurtAngle due to substance abuse, and everything that happened with the late Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Not to mention that it quickly became a C-show to ''Raw'' and ''[=SmackDown=]''. But ''December to Dismember'', held in Augusta, Georgia, was rock bottom for the roster. The undercard had a skeleton crew of perennial midcarders and no-names like Sylvester Terkay, Kevin Thorn and Mike Knox, plus a pre-commentary Matt Striker going against one of the few ECW originals on the show, Balls Mahoney. [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]] and Wrestling/JeffHardy versus MNM was inexplicably added despite neither team being on this roster (and oddly, it was one of the ''only matches advertised'' besides the main event). And then Sabu was taken out backstage and replaced in the main event with ''[[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]]'',[[note]]Some explanation. Rumor has it that WWE viewed Sabu as being "useless" and Vince [=McMahon=] himself wanted Hardcore Holly to replace Sabu in the match for Lashley to have more villains to overcome.[[/note]] and the fans saw right through it. Thus, Holly joined Wrestling/CMPunk, Van Dam, Wrestling/BobbyLashley, Wrestling/TheBigShow and ''Wrestling/{{Test}}'' in the Extreme Elimination Chamber main event. Punk had quickly gotten a huge fandom in WWE, so of course he was first eliminated, to a huge negative response. By the end, amidst "BULLSHIT" and "BORING" chants, it was Lashley, an obvious CreatorsPet at the time, going over The Big Show to win the ECW title. By then, the Augusta crowd had long turned on the show, sometimes literally. The result was what fans called "the death of ECW," and the aftermath saw Wrestling/PaulHeyman leaving the company, a ''fraction'' of the usual pay-per-view buyrate (partly thanks to WWE saturating the market with many [=PPVs=] at the time), WWE ending single-brand pay-per-views, and the brand slowly dying.

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* ''December to Dismember 2006,'' the first and ''only'' pay per view exclusive to WWE's rebooted ECW brand (dubbed "WWECW" by fans). Said brand had its share of problems, such as the phasing out of ECW originals like Wrestling/{{Sabu}} (released after the first post [=WrestleMania=] post-[=WrestleMania=] ECW) and [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]] (drafted to Raw in the 2008 draft and released months later), the stricter WWE rules, the untimely suspension of the first champion of the new ECW, Wrestling/RobVanDam, the sudden release of Wrestling/KurtAngle due to substance abuse, and everything that happened with the late Wrestling/ChrisBenoit. Not to mention that it quickly became a C-show to ''Raw'' and ''[=SmackDown=]''. But ''December to Dismember'', held in Augusta, Georgia, was rock bottom for the roster. The undercard had a skeleton crew of perennial midcarders and no-names like Sylvester Terkay, Kevin Thorn and Mike Knox, plus a pre-commentary Matt Striker going against one of the few ECW originals on the show, Balls Mahoney. [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]] and Wrestling/JeffHardy versus MNM was inexplicably added despite neither team being on this roster (and oddly, it was one of the ''only matches advertised'' besides the main event). And then Sabu was taken out backstage and replaced in the main event with ''[[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]]'',[[note]]Some explanation. Rumor has it that WWE viewed Sabu as being "useless" and Vince [=McMahon=] himself wanted Hardcore Holly to replace Sabu in the match for Lashley to have more villains to overcome.[[/note]] and the fans saw right through it. Thus, Holly joined Wrestling/CMPunk, Van Dam, Wrestling/BobbyLashley, Wrestling/TheBigShow and ''Wrestling/{{Test}}'' in the Extreme Elimination Chamber main event. Punk had quickly gotten a huge fandom in WWE, so of course he was first eliminated, to a huge negative response. By the end, amidst "BULLSHIT" and "BORING" chants, it was Lashley, an obvious CreatorsPet at the time, going over The Big Show to win the ECW title. By then, the Augusta crowd had long turned on the show, sometimes literally. The result was what fans called "the death of ECW," and the aftermath saw Wrestling/PaulHeyman leaving the company, a ''fraction'' of the usual pay-per-view buyrate (partly thanks to WWE saturating the market with many [=PPVs=] at the time), WWE ending single-brand pay-per-views, and the brand slowly dying.



* There actually seems to be a growing issue in wrestling in which X-Pac Heat is becoming the only way a wrestler can get the fans to boo them. The wrestling fandom in general has gotten far smarkier over the years, as the increased prevalence of the Internet makes it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend to cheer whoever they find more entertaining rather than simply cheer for the face and boo the heel as the booking dictates. To make it worse, it's far easier to book a face poorly than it is to book a heel poorly, thus faces are more likely to receive X-Pac Heat.[[note]]Along with it being easier to tell if it is X-Pac Heat, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]].[[/note]]

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* There actually seems to be a growing issue in wrestling in which X-Pac Heat is becoming the only way a wrestler can get the fans to boo them. The wrestling fandom in general has gotten far smarkier over the years, as the increased prevalence of the Internet makes it almost impossible for casual fans and smarks to ''not'' interact. In turn, smarks tend to cheer whoever they find more entertaining rather than simply cheer for the face and boo the heel as the booking dictates. To make it worse, it's far easier to book a face poorly than it is to book a heel poorly, thus faces are more likely to receive X-Pac Heat.[[note]]Along with it being easier to tell if it is ''is'' X-Pac Heat, since heels [[HateSink are supposed to be booed]].[[/note]]
1st Jul '17 11:33:21 PM xxxplizit
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* James Ellsworth. During the first-ever Womeon's Money In The Bank ladder match, it was him who got the briefcase from the top and handed to Carmella. This action has led many tweets from the Women's division to rile against Carmella and James Ellsworth. This has also led to many legitimate criticisms from press, stating that this has devalued the entire Women's Division to have a non-female competitor grab the briefcase. This was more talked about than the actual match, regardless of quality.
14th Jun '17 1:32:27 PM PF
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The FaceHeelTurn is a rare example of the WWF actually playing to the X-Pac Heat. The week after the Rock's heel turn, he cut a promo addressing the chants, being the kayfabe reason he joined Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination, naming the actual chants he was getting. He recycled this promo somewhat when he joined The Corporation a year later. Prior to the heel turn, Wrestling/JimRoss even addressed his concerns about them on air, saying that he wasn't able to understand the reasoning why the fans were giving him such heat. An article in ''WWF Magazine'' also addressed the chants as did an interview with him about them.[[note]]Though it was sort of in kayfabe[[/note]]

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The FaceHeelTurn is a rare example of the WWF actually playing to the X-Pac Heat. The week after the The Rock's heel turn, he cut a promo addressing the chants, being the kayfabe reason he joined Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination, naming the actual chants he was getting. He recycled this promo somewhat when he joined The Corporation a year later. Prior to the heel turn, Wrestling/JimRoss even addressed his concerns about them on air, saying that he wasn't able to understand the reasoning why the fans were giving him such heat. An article in ''WWF Magazine'' also addressed the chants as did an interview with him about them.[[note]]Though it was sort of in kayfabe[[/note]]
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