The WWE isn't always known to write the most sensible storylines. Asking the WWE Universe to forgot logic, common sense and continuity, from one week to the next the company moves in a direction that doesn't always make for consistency.
It's been a problem for the company since WWE started shooting shows every week and had multiple pay-per-views per month, but perhaps now, more than ever, the WWE has been in panic mode. Trying to create the most entertaining angles, the quick idea is often the chosen one, even if it's not better.
Here are five current WWE storylines that make absolutely no sense.
5. Kane Joining The TLC Main Event
Having Kane appear this past Monday on Raw as the fifth man in the main event of TLC was so random, the WWE doesn't even have time to explain the development before he partners with Braun Strowman, The Miz and The Bar. Where did he come from? Why pull him out of obscurity now?
The only explanation is that he's back to exact revenge for Reigns and how he treated The Undertaker, but even then it makes little to no sense to pull this out on the Monday prior to the pay-per-view with no storyline build up and no plan to explain why.
4. Jinder Mahal Playing the Racism Card
The feud is over now but it wasn't long ago WWE decided that the only way to get people interested in a Jinder Mahal vs Shinsuke Nakamura rematch was to have Mahal run down Nakamura based on his skin, his looks, and how he sounds. It caught all sorts of media backlash but perhaps worse than that, it made absolutely no sense.
Both are international superstars, so both deal with the same discrimination (assuming that's even a thing these days for WWE Superstars). It was outdated, silly and a low way to try and promote something that could have stood on its own merit.
3. Cruiserweights Aligning Withe Enzo
For weeks, Enzo Amore ran down every member of the 205 Live roster. He had no desire to fit in with the Cruiserweights because he was a star and a level above everyone else. As a result, the entire roster took out their frustrations on Amore in an epic beatdown that was unlike anything the WWE had seen in a long time. Then, like it had never happened, cruiserweights were teaming with Amore to take out Kalisto.
Surely, the WWE will try to explain this in weeks to come but will it matter? How can the company spend so much time making Amore look like a man on an island just so everyone forgives each other? Neville left because of this kind of booking. You'd think that would teach the WWE a lesson.
2. Bobby Roode Playing a Babyface Against Dolph Ziggler
Bobby Roode was the best heel character to hit NXT since Kevin Owens. He took over the promotion for a year and became their champion based on an attitude that he was going to restore the brand to a presence worth admiring. People loved to hate him. It was a near perfect character.
Then, because of a popular theme song that the WWE Universe loved to sing, the company brought him to the main roster as a babyface character. To make matters worse, they placed him in a feud with Dolph Ziggler. The feud has been a mess and both characters are suffering because of it.
1. Sister Abigail Being Bray Wyatt
The WWE had a golden opportunity to make a female competitor a star. Instead, WWE went completely out of the box and decided the better option was to put Bray Wyatt in drag and have him play the Sister Abigail character a la Norman Bates in Psycho.
While the actual Sister Abigail hasn't shown up at TLC yet and we can't say for certain this is the worst idea the WWE has ever come up with, this take on a potential home run has the prospect of getting laughed or booed out of the arena. It feels campy, short-sighted and it's taking two strong characters in Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor down a terrible path.
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