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Sucram MaI

WWE's biggest mistakes, a recap...........

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After reading comments on this page from the readers about how TNA was so awful and WWE was the best thing since sliced bread. Let's recap some of WWE's greatest failures that we've lived through:

1) The Montreal Screwjob: Enough has been said about this that it's way past old news, but before this we weren't seeing behind the scenes documentaries and how the matches were put together. Vince and Bret slapped wrestling in the face when they publically argued and debated year after year about who screwed who on that deal. So for one angle back in 1997, we lost decades of credibility of those that knew wrestling was scripted but never needed to admit it or talk about it. Imagine if they did this in the movies and put out documentaries all over showing the villain who just got shot in the movie getting up and the director yelling cut

2) The WCW/ECW Invasion: Another clearcut screwup by Vince. You owned the 2 biggest wrestling federations and bought out the contracts of some of the best WCW stars, then hired the biggest WCW stars (outside Sting) years later. Can you please tell me any WCW vs. WWE feud that was memorable for good reasons? The whole thing ended in a survivor series style match that nobody cared about, because let's face it, we all know Vince was going to buy this guy and that guy just so he could play action figures with his booking and let his guys beat out the stars made in other territories

3) Wrestlemania: You can say what you want about it, but watch one of the original wrestlemania shows on DVD or VHS, then throw in a video of this past year's wrestlemania, or any of the others from the past few years. The WWF would have never had 2 (soon to be 3) rematches like we see with HHH and Taker at their biggest show of the year, they would come up with new feuds and roles. Take Andre and Hogan for example, you had the 2 biggest stars at the time and at Wrestlemania 3 they put on arguably the biggest Wrestlemania of all time, the next year they met in a tournament match and that was the end of it. The writers today don't have the skills to shock us, even with a Live broadcast. They have the roster, they have the venue, so someone please explain to me why Snooki and Trish Stratus were headlining this year's wrestlemania when neither are even fulltime wrestlers?

4) The Hall of Fame: This is one of the biggest jokes yet. Look at the baseball hall of fame, look at football's hall of fame, any sport you like. Does anyone else put in a one-time shot Celebrity in with their greatest talents as an homage? Pete Rose, Refrigerator Perry, Drew Carey, the list goes on and on. We want to be taken seriously as wrestling fans or at least respected. Look at WWE's wall of fame and who's on it and tell me that we deserve to be respected if these are our greatest athletes

5) Outrageously stupid angles: Not the ones that only a few of us think are stupid and the rest think are great. How about Katie Vick with HHH dressed as Kane having sex with a fake corpse in a casket? How about the Vince McMahon Kiss My Ass club, How about Vince Vs. Stephanie in a street-fight?, How about Vince in any match at 60+ years old against a full-time wrestler and us being expected to take it seriously? How about Mae Young giving birth to a hand, How about Rikishi the fat samoan guy with assless tights rubbing his butt in people's faces, the list goes on and on. No wrestling company is perfect in this area but come on, some of these angles make you wonder if the WWE thinks of us as mentally retarded or an extremely low education level

6) Trademarks: How many times have we seen a wrestler come into WWE with their own unique gimmick, WWE tosses a few catchphrases in their vocabulary and suddenly WWE "made" the gimmick according to them. It's funny how in Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, any sport you see people trade teams but get to keep their name and attitude. Just look at how many of the 80's and 90's wrestlers can't even go do an indy show with their own gimmick that they created because Vince owns them

7) Linda's politics: It's amazing how much the WWE changed since Linda entered politics. Her career choice changed the direction of the whole WWE (which she supposedly wasn't that involved in already) All of a sudden certain moves were too dangerous, certain phrases were too controversial, let's turn blood and fighting into hugs and teddy bears right Linda? Didn't help her anyway, people saw through her lack of knowledge and experience and she got blown away in the election

8) The term Wrestling: It's amazing how Vince's dad goes decades promoting wrestling, Vince goes decades promoting wrestling, then after going publically traded and not wanting to have to cover employees' healthcare like a sport would, let's change the term to "sports entertainment" and call the wrestlers "sports entertainers"
Gee Vince, for as much money as you and your family have made off the fans with your WRESTLING, it's amazing how quick you turned your back on the product you claim you created

9) WWE to WWF: We used to always think of the WWF as being this indestructible force, all the media, all the money, all the big names. Who would have thought that they would job out to an Animal Rights group and change the whole name of the company to save their asses. When the Panda bears carry more power than you, you just lost my faith in your company. You're supposed to be a huge company packing 10s of thousands of seats in arenas all over the world, and an animal conservation company made you their bitch? No wonder Vince walks so funny

10) The Tape Library: Vince owns all the wrestling footage outside of ROH and TNA, so 10 years ago it was only natural to get excited when he was going to put on a tv network with 24 hours of wrestling footage so we could relive the good days. 10 years later what we got was a paying online membership to watch edited video clips. How many matches got edited off tapes, how many botches covered, how many controversial footages just vanished into thin air. One man owns the history of wrestling and he decided to retell it with his versions of the stories

There's 10 for you out of the list of millions of mistakes we have WWE to blame for and will never see justice on.

Thanks for Reading,

-Sucram MaI

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Updated 07-05-2011 at 09:01 AM by Sucram MaI

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  1. HeartlessAttack's Avatar
    Apart from the issue you have with trademarks (yes, it's pretty annoying, but it makes complete business sense) I more or less agree with all of these.
  2. The Next Big Thing's Avatar
    I try to be supportive of wwe but it really has made a mockery out of wrestling more and more as time has gone on. im only in my 20s, and since my young years ive been watching, so wwe is mainly all i have known. but i get the industry and what its supposed to be about, and its flabbergasting reading those all after the other like that. i get sick of hearing a bunch of bitches pissing and moaning on the internet, alot of them dont know what they're talking about. But yeah, all the points, ditto on that.

    btw, the trademarks were done for business sense. If they had ever gone to court it would have been given to the panda wildlife group for their kind of organisation, even though i think wwf were in business before. But yeah it blows, it blows big time.
  3. Sucram MaI's Avatar
    I definitely agree, the trademarks are done for business sense, just like in movies you won't see Sylvester Stallone play Rocky in another movie series outside the Rocky movies because it's bad business to build up a character to make money for someone else. However, it's like the Casey Anthony trial, legally she's not guilty, but it doesn't mean we all agree with it or see it as justice. When you look at classic trademarks and gimmicks that are permanently shelved, that's a character we got to enjoy and later will never see again because the writers can't find a use for them in the scripts. Then we see the actor/wrestler that performed that character and in a new company it's like they're starting all over again. WWE takes their talent as independent contractors and doesn't see the need to pay them benefits such as insurance or retirement, then on the other hand they do want the character and name, phrases, music, just not the performer attached to those things
  4. Sucram MaI's Avatar
    Regarding the Panda trademarks issue, the reason I say Vince blew it big-time is because that wasn't the only time that they've ran with the ball before even checking to see if they actually could use a name. When you're running an enormous company like the WWF, you have to have lawyers on-call like I'm sure Vince did, they should have already seen the situation with the WWF trademark coming a mile away or at least been prepared for it to come up. The reason I say it's a huge failure is because wrestling fans looked up to Vince like he was some American Jesus, immortal, nobody can stop Vince McMahon or the WWF, just look at all their fans and shows and money. Then reality hit us, Vince had to change the name of his entire company to settle a lawsuit with a wildlife fund. Right or wrong, agree with their decision or not, it did all of a sudden make us realize that the wrestling business is a lot more mortal than we thought at the time
  5. helmsley's Avatar
    i dont agree with you, everybody has mistakes, every single entertainment company, just because people are not perfect, but tna has screwed up since the beggining 10 years ago, wwe has learned from their mistakes and keeps growing
  6. knox's Avatar
    i agree with everything you said my friend especially the Hall of Fame part, they made a joke out of it.

    Thats like Jack Nicolson and Spike Lee being inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame because they respectiively show up to every Lakers and Knicks game
  7. pgarcia79's Avatar
    "Does anyone else put in a one-time shot Celebrity in with their greatest talents as an homage?" - Yes. Sly Stallone getting inducted into the boxing hall of fame.
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