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Why the fuck did Cena and Gaitch main event 22? They had an incredible feud laid right in front of them when Edge cashed in on Cena at New Year's Rev. and instead they go with no dimes Gaitch who came off as a face because no one wanted to see Cena win again. Are there any rumors explaining this?
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>>11051732
Long term booking, Vince told Edge that he knew it was a mistake but they were too close to mania so they couldn't change it. During Russo era they booked things on the fly and Shawn for example changed the main event of WM15 at the last minute to remove Foley from it
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>>11051732
Gaytch is an attention hogging faggot that wants to be in the main event. Everybody knows this.
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>>11051732
Taker/Angle from No Way Out should have closed Mania 22. No one can convince me otherwise.
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>>11051751
If Eddie didn't die it probably would have.
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>>11051751
Edge Cena is the biggest draw they had since Rock Austin, it was the only option for closing Mania. Taker kills buyrates in main events unless Shawn, Edge or Austin are involved. So it's better to have it as the showstopper match before the main event
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>>11051738
how did Shawn change the main event of WM15? Besides, I always heard he was lobbying to keep Rock out of the Main Event and do Austin vs. Foley instead.
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>>11051768
>Taker kills buyrates in main events unless Shawn, Edge or Austin are involved.
Edge and Austin are the only people to lift Taker in terms of buyrates. WM26 did a lower buyrate than 25 and 27.
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>>11051776
Because special referees devalue the whole point of a Wrestlemania main event
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>>11051816
Edge vs. Austin WrestleMania 37
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>>11051776
He told Austin that a triple threat was a bad idea and that it should be just him vs Rock instead. And he was right, the "burying of Rock" was just Triple H politicing and using Shawn while he was high off his ass on drugs probably
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>>11051739
This, they literally had their two top guys in 2004 with Edge & Benoit, they could have kept the title on one of them and had a match at New Years Revolution with them for the belt instead they vacated it and HHH buried Orton again resulting in the 2nd lowest buys of the year behind Cena Angle at Unforgiven
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>>11051739
>>11051880
It really is a miracle wwe didn't go out of business by 2005
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>>11051911
Literally the only thing keeping them afloat in 2005 was the Edge vs Matt Hardy storyline, Cena failed to outdraw a midcarder & the HBK Hogan feud failed to push the meter either
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>>11051732
WWE Title: Edge (C) vs Cena
World Heavyweight Title: Angle (C) vs Taker
US Title: Benoit (C) vs JBL
World Tag Team Titles: Big Show & Kane (C) vs Carlito & Chris Masters
MITB Ladder Match: RVD vs Booker T vs Shelton vs Matt Hardy vs Finlay vs Goldust
D-Generation X vs The McMahons
I Quit Match: Flair vs Foley
Rey vs Orton
Lashley vs Henry
WM Battle Royal: Viscera or The Boogeyman win
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>>11052010
Edge (c) vs Cena
Angle (c) vs Taker
HBK vs Foley
HHH vs Flair
Mysterio vs Orton
Benoit vs Chavo
Rest of the card stays as you booked it
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>>11052010
based.

It would've made more sense to have the MITB winner be immune to rematch clauses causing Cena to have to win the rumble to get his shot back. Would've actually made Cena feel like an underdog for once.
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Because SUCCESS BREEDS JEALOUSY
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>>11052029
Edge should have faced Foley at Rumble in the street fight they ended up having at Mania, would have legitimized Edge as a genuine face of the company
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>>11051850
in an iron neck match
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HHH vs Cena later became an opening match at one of the Saudi shows. I didn't like Cena or HHH at all back then, but the show as a whole still delivered. Last non-stadium Mania too, so its kino
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>>11051739
All you have to do is look at PPV buys for 2000 and remember that Stone fucking Cold headlined Survivor Series with HHH, while a Rookie Angle headlined No Mercy instead of Paul
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>>11052036
>Because SUCCESS BREEDS JEALOUSY
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>>11052149
>Rock HHH rematch without Austin does nearly 200k less buys.
They should have ended HHH’s main event run immedietly after Backlash & buried him to midcard for the rest of his career
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>>11052149
Austin's return was 110% behind the high numbers of Unforgiven and No Mercy, not Angle or Rock or anybody else. Granted, they DID plummet again when everybody found out he was brought back for a Cunter feud.
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>>11052010
>>11052022
Cleaner, I got this

>WWE Title
Edge (c) vs. Cena

>World Title
Angle (c) vs. Taker

>Street Fight
HBK vs. Vince McMahon

>Inter-promotional Match
Triple H vs. Rey Mysterio

Randy Orton vs. Bobby Lashley

>Women's Title
Trish Stratus (c) vs. Mickie James

>Last Man Standing
Mick Foley vs. Ric Flair

>US Title
Chris Benoit vs. JBL

>MITB
RVD vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Booker T

>RAW Tag Title
Big Show & Kane vs. Spirit Squad
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>>11052036
And the BULL BREEDS STEPHANIE
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>>11051732
gaytch is a faggot, he was meant to get his win back from cena at 23 but he got hurt and they subbed in hbk.
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>>11051732
It was for the best because Edge and Mick Foley stole the show in a way that any gay ass CENAWINSLOL shit couldn't. Edge got his Wrestlemania main event at 24 anyway.
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>>11052195
But Orton vs Rey was actually a cool feud, it just didn't need either Angle or the world title. Just have Lashley beat the monster called Mark Henry like the powerhouse that he is instead of both of them being stuck in the Money In The Bank match and losing.
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>>11052210
the 24 main event is so underrated
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Reminder that all of these mania’s since 2000 failed to draw 1 million buys
>WM16 - HHH Rock Show Foley
>WM18 - HHH Jericho
>WM19 - Angle Lesnar
>WM22 - HHH Cena
>WM25 - HHH Orton
>WM26 - HBK Carder II
>WM30 - HHH Bryan / Bryan Batista Orton
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>>11051738
replace this headcanon with a gunbarrel
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>>11052300
Get back in the cage paul
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>>11052170
Triple H should have been the 2000s equivalent of Dolph and Kofi. After multiple title runs with the intercontinental, united states, and tag titles, he would get a sympathy world title reign in 2008. That's all he deserved.
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>>11052288
The 19 one can be blamed on a different pay per view provider that not many people had, so you can theoretically take it off which looks even worse for H
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>>11052288
>X8 failed to draw 1 million with Rock and Hogan
Really? I'm surprised.
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>>11052352
Nah he would work well as a Big Show type career
>Tag Team Specialist
>Rarely headlines, just floats around the midcard without a title
>Occasional main event title reign
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>>11052381
Buildup wasn’t long enough
Jericho was buried constantly as undisputed champion
Invasion turned lots of fans away
Austin buried anyone who could potentially be a top level star in 2001
Haytch was always headlining every show on Smackdown & Raw
Haytch was a babyface
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>>11052381
Wrestling peaked the year before, if it wasn’t for hogan and rock think how much worse it would have been
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>>11052381
one match card
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>>11052546
This, not even Hogan could carry a Haytch headlined show to a successful buyrate
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>>11052193
So was TLC the draw for Summerslam? Because i find it hard to believe it was the Angle HHH Rock matchup that drew
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>>11052603
Summerslam drew because it was Summerslam
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>>11052611
True
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>>11051732
That's a terrible cover.
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>>11052149
I didn’t even post 1999 either look at the insane drop whenever Undertaker & HHH headlined (Fully Loaded, Unforgiven, No Mercy, Survivor Series, Armageddon)
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>>11052388
>Austin buried anyone who could potentially be a top level star in 2001
Like who? Do you think fucking Tazz would've been main eventing Wrestlemanias if he didn't get flogged?
Austin did a lot in 2001 to elevate Angle, Benoit and Jericho which would be undone the next few years. Angle escaped unscathed for the most part, but Jericho was completely fucked.
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>>11051911
That was because Evolution's story line and Gaitch's reign of terror end that year.
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>>11052381
Rock vs Hogan is literally the only good match up in that mania, anon. Austin and Jericho got buried as well. Also, nobody care about Gaytch without DX or Shawn.
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>>11052288
>>WM16 - HHH Rock Show Foley
This shit was retard just make it Rock vs HHH and be done with it. Also, never push Gaytch into the main event, dude's a rating killer without DX hanging around.
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>>11051940
>Search term
Retard
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>>11051739
Ya seethe?
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>>11052256
The whole show is
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>>11054199
Except for the HBK match which is overrated like all HBK matches are
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>>11051732
Success breeds jealousy, smark
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>>11053401
It shouldve been Trips Mick
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>>11051738
>Pal, I know it’s a mistake, but it’s what my daughter wants. I cant say no to her
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>>11051732
>>11051739
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>>11051911
>>11051940
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>>11054644
You should charge for rent. It doesn't make sense to have Haitch live this long in your head rent free.
Also reminder that Haitch is seen as one of the GOATs by everyone under the weight of 305 pounds and no matter of headcanon or cope can stop that. You can keep sitting here circlejerking like a sad sack of shit about him and he'll just keep doing great for himself.

Success breeds jealousy.
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>>11054212
Rent free
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>>11054693
Paul never had any success in his career so yeah it’s easy to see why he’s jealous of actual draws like Edge, Foley, Jericho, Rock & Austin
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>>11051732
I liked the main event though
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>>11051776
Fake news I think
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>>11051732
Same reason HHH had to main event WM32
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>>11051864
Nope. Original plan was Austin/Rock/Mankind. HBK said it should be a 1 on 1 but was pushing for Mick v Austin, so he wanted Rock out the main event.
Foley covered this in one of his books.
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>>11052651
Undertaker headlined Over the Edge which did a bigger buyrate than Austin v Rock at Backlash. (he was also vs Rock for the title at King of the Ring)
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>>11056926
Russo explicitly confirmed this wasn't true
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>>11051732
Eddie shouldnt have died so Ray didnt get his pity Royal Rumble win
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>>11051732
We always talk about WM22 & rightfully so, but what about Wrestlemania 18. It was equally a mess, how would you guys have fixed that? Also do you still do the invasion?
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>>11058662
Have steph be on Gaitch's side. Make Jericho look like a legitimate threat. As based as Stone Cold V Hall is it's not a draw. Stone Cold V DDP is however, DDP would come in as a hot babyface as opposed to the stalker gimmick. The mid and undercard is a mess I have no idea how to fix it.
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>>11058662
Easy
>No Invasion
>No Austin heel turn
>Bring back Russo
>No 2 month title reigns
>Don't hotshot Rock vs Jericho
>No Undisputed title
>Don't overwork Benoit
>Save all of the WCW guys except Booker T until post WM18

Now here's your new WM18 card
>Stone Cold vs Hulk Hogan - Hogan wins
>Chris Jericho vs The Rock (c) - Jericho wins
>Rob Van Dam vs Kurt Angle - RVD wins
>Edge vs Eddie Guerrero - Eddie wins
>Booker T vs Chris Benoit - Booker T wins
>Mick Foley vs The Undertaker - Undertaker wins
>Ric Flair vs Triple H - Flair wins
>Dudleyz vs Hardyz - Dudleyz win
>Trish vs Lita - Trish wins
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>>11051732
Great match
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>>11054212
that match was absolute kino you dumbass, gain taste.



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