The storylines in wrestling are what keep the audience’s mind attracted to the product, as a well build feud with a compelling backstory can make wonders for the wrestlers, as well as intriguing the fans to actually sit through the whole feud. If a wrestling character or feuds don’t have the proper story put on to it, the “entertainment” part of it is diminished and only the technicality of the wrestling goes into the product. So the creative has to come up with the best of storylines built with proper backstories for the wrestlers and is crucial for creating some iconic characters as well as iconic matches as well for the promotion.
The Attitude Era in the WWE probably have some of the most intriguing and entertaining storylines in the history of the company, as the creation of so many characters and pitting them against each other as well as coming up with some unique antics helped WWE win the Monday Night War against WCW. Be it coming up with iconic stables like D-Generation X or The Ministry of Darkness or The Corporation, the creative unearthed some amazing storylines which not only entertained the fans, but brought a sense of intrigue and anticipation to tune into the product week in, week out. The people in creative are responsible for digging out new storylines for the product each week, as the demanding fans seem to grow tired of anything which is dragged for a month or above.
But while the WWE has brought the viewers with some amazing storytelling, there’s always a bad to a good as some very horrible stories also came into existence in the product. We’ve seen disgusting stuff like the Katie Vick angle or a character like Boogeyman appear in the WWE, and it’s probably more shocking to realize that there were worse storylines which were pitched to Vince McMahon. Thankfully these storylines never came into existence and were changed at the last moment, as most of them could’ve ruined the stable shape of the company.
15 15. Ken Shamrock’s Love Angle With Sister Ryan
14 14. New Jack “Stabbing” John Cena
13 13. Booker T Being Stalked by Goldust
12 12. Muhammad Hassan To Win The World Championship
11 11. The Plans for Imposter Kane
10 10. The Driver Who Ran Over Stone Cold
9 9. Christopher Daniels Was Supposed To Be In The Brood
8 8. Goldust Wanted Breast Implants for his Character
7 7. Mr. Kennedy as the Illegitimate Child of Mr. McMahon
6 6. Lex Luger Winning the WWE Title at WrestleMania X
5 5. Mr. McMahon’s “Death”
4 4. Snitsky and Heidenreich Breaking the Streak
3 3. Chyna as the First Female WWE Champion
2 2. The Undertaker to Debut as The Gobbledy Gooker
1 1. Batista Assault Storyline
Batista is probably one of the most devastating, hard-hitting wrestlers of his time with his “Animal” gimmick making him seem like a strong contender no-one would like to mess with. His character was on the rise in 2006 as he just came off a promising World Heavyweight Title and tagged with Rey Mysterio to try and win the Tag Titles from MNM. So in a plot for Batista and Mysterio to call off their match to MNM, Melina would call Batista to the locker room to “seduce him”. The storyline had the two have sex, after which Batista simply said “Thank You” and went on to win the match with Mysterio. Melina would hold a press conference in the next Smackdown where she would accuse Batista off “Sexually Harassing” her as Batista would be seen as being interviewed by the press on the accusation. But the storyline was soon dropped as Batista would get injured at a house show, and probably for the better as Batista wouldn’t want a rapist tag to his resume (even if it’s in WWE) as that would hamper his progress as a no-nonsense, destructive beast.
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