If we wanted to, we could find faults with any show the WWE puts on. It's the nature of the beast in that some segments fans will love and others fans will hate. The WWE can't possibly please everyone all the time.
True fans will come back to the product regardless of what garbage McMahon puts on television, but it doesn't mean that we can let everything slide without voicing our opinions over the decisions we think are good ones and the decisions we find are poor.
Each week, we'll take a look at ways the WWE dropped the ball on some of the biggest segments to have on both Raw and SmackDown Live. Hindsight is always 20/20 but really?
Below are five times WWE dropped the ball during the airing of both Raw and SmackDown Live.
5. Bobby Roode The SmackDown Soldier
If you're going to have a two-out-of-three falls match, ensure the people involved are given the time to make the match memorable and the talents have chemistry enough to make the match top notch. Ziggler and Roode had neither, and to top it all off, WWE used what should have been a big-ticket match to add Roode to the Survivor Series team and be a real "team-first guy". It's exactly the opposite of what his character should be.
Roode is still a babyface and now toes the Shane McMahon line, marching to the beat of the SmackDown Live drum. The whole Roode as a babyface idea is a total joke.
The only question to really ask here is why? Why does Kane have a beef with Bryan? Is he working with Raw? Is he working with Kurt Angle? What does Bryan have to do with any of this? Didn't Bryan tell Angle that Shane McMahon didn't even know he was there and then proceed to call McMahon and say the meeting didn't go well?
The whole idea of pushing Kane at this point in strange, but to have him destroying big-name WWE Superstars and now innocent people not in his path is just the oddest booking decision. We'd like to think WWE will explain all this but don't be surprised if they don't.
3. Ziggler Facing Another Career Crossroads
It was inevitable the minute WWE placed Ziggler in a feud with Bobby Roode. Roode can't afford to lose considering the need to get him over on the main roster and Ziggler's new gimmick hinged on the fact that he wasn't lying when he said he was the best. Well, he isn't the best and now he's going to have to "rethink" his WWE career.
What a waste the last month has been for Ziggler and fans who wanted to see him return with an actual character that was fresh and has somewhere to go. WWE painted themselves into an awful corner and they got what they deserved here.
2. Trick or Street Fight
Not only was this dumb (it was inevitable WWE would find some cheesy way to work Halloween into the show) but they may have just created a situation where two of their Superstars want out of their contracts.
There hasn't been confirmation of this but rumors are circulating that Gallows and Anderson are looking to leave after changing their social media accounts and removing WWE references from the bios. If the WWE loses these two guys (guys they've never treated properly since their arrival) over a Halloween gimmick match, that's really dropping the ball.
Perhaps it wasn't intentional, but Shinsuke Nakamura became the least important part of the main event on SmackDown Live as everyone else got progression with their story and Nakamura simply and predictably made the Survivor Series team.
It was a good win for the "King of Strong Style" but it wasn't a win meant to put him over. No, Nakamura's victory was to focus on everyone else first, and his win was secondary. WWE needs to do right by Nakamura and help provide opportunities for him to become the star he really is.
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