How Many Times Have WWE Shot Themselves In The Foot?

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  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • Adam and the Dadley Boyz discuss times when WWE have shot themselves in the foot including: The Summer of Punk, Rusev Day, The 2014 & 2015 Royal Rumbles, Goldberg, The Nexus and more!

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Comments • 295

  • Anthony Ferguson
    Anthony Ferguson  1 weeks back

    Conversely, one example of when they got it absolutely right. The rise of Batista.

    • Andrew Holka
      Andrew Holka  1 weeks back

      That pile of weapons thing... Moxley did it first.

      • Jordan Alexander
        Jordan Alexander  1 weeks back

        I really loved and enjoyed this video. Was listening to it in the car. Could these particular topics be longer. I love the rant videos maybe an hour. Didnt want it to end

        • TheHobgoblyn
          TheHobgoblyn  1 weeks back

          Apparently someone forgot that Daniel Bryan and Justin Gabriel/PJ Black were part of the Nexus. Seriously-- getting behind someone as notoriously mentally unstable as Ryback simply because he was big? Moreover, he has a horrific leg injury which took him out of action only a week or two into the Nexus angle.
          In fact, due to how Bryan was dropped the first week and others were injured, the Nexus was always going to be end up with Wade Barret, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young and David Otunga. And maybe could still bring in Husky Harris, Mason Ryan and Micheal McGuillicutty to fill up the spots of those who were injured.

          • Yushvir Maharajh
            Yushvir Maharajh  1 weeks back

            The fiend should honestly leave wwe or even just bray and go to another promotion if he was in aew as the fiend he would be on fire

            • Klaus
              Klaus  2 weeks back

              That’s a rhetorical question mate

              • Accel
                Accel  2 weeks back

                After a decade of bullshit from WWE, people still watch them and buy their merch. There's a reason why Vince is still fifty rich and all decisions go through him.

                • Victor Perez
                  Victor Perez  2 weeks back

                  Jericho in wcw vs goldberg

                  • Matthew SHAW
                    Matthew SHAW  2 weeks back

                    WWE have screwed up Bray Wyatt so many times that I'm starting to think that I.R.S. must have really pissed off Vince back in the day!

                    • Thatdeal79
                      Thatdeal79  2 weeks back

                      With Undertaker & Kane as the exceptions WWE always seems to struggle booking gimmicky characters long term.

                      • Parves Koyes
                        Parves Koyes  2 weeks back

                        It’s hard to see Bray Wyatt recover from this unless he beats someone like John Cena

                        • talal sikandar
                          talal sikandar  2 weeks back

                          Whatculture:how many times wwe have shot themselves in the head

                          Me:Yes

                          • Hitesh Kalhan
                            Hitesh Kalhan  2 weeks back

                            RVD 2002, Booker T 2003, Ryback 2012

                            • Ray Smith
                              Ray Smith  2 weeks back

                              Vince is just reminding everyone that he is the scariest thing in the WWE.

                              • symbolic503
                                symbolic503  2 weeks back

                                everyone bringing up taker/foley but damn i remember when taker had the brood literally hang big bossman at wmxv hiac.

                                • MetalBuds Gaming
                                  MetalBuds Gaming  2 weeks back

                                  the fact that punk and cena never main evented mania together is a travesty.

                                  • Drift X
                                    Drift X  2 weeks back

                                    Let's just forget the fact Seth and Bray even fued. There you go it's fixed

                                    • James G
                                      James G  2 weeks back

                                      Don't weep for Husky Harris, like Dusty in polkadots he will get it over. Rotunda is so talented he could get the Gobbeldygooker over,

                                      • coonskin hat
                                        coonskin hat  2 weeks back

                                        Bray Wyatt' s story telling is so good that Vince CAN'T bury him. He's tried and tried and tried- failed every single time. Bray is destined for greatness bc of his story telling abilities.

                                        • Shane Pleasants
                                          Shane Pleasants  2 weeks back

                                          This video should be a year long mini series no other way to name all of them

                                          • Square Pickle
                                            Square Pickle  2 weeks back

                                            "Arm chair booking"... Aka: Common sense ideas that are vastly better than WWE's.

                                            • Alex Rants
                                              Alex Rants  2 weeks back

                                              Zack Ryder. All I'm gonna say.

                                              • Michael J
                                                Michael J  2 weeks back

                                                Easiest omission - STING. WWE completely botched the homecoming of one of the most beloved wrestling superstars. Complete and utter failure.

                                                • Accel
                                                  Accel  2 weeks back

                                                  F*ck HHH

                                              • JC Korn
                                                JC Korn  2 weeks back

                                                Whenever Rollins shows up again......it's gonna be deafening X_x
                                                As bad as Reigns a few years ago.

                                                • boils
                                                  boils  2 weeks back

                                                  Where are The Usos?

                                                  • boils
                                                    boils  2 weeks back

                                                    Vince...... :(

                                                    • Flocko wilde
                                                      Flocko wilde  2 weeks back

                                                      Bray needs to attack vince

                                                      • buck342443
                                                        buck342443  2 weeks back

                                                        Pretty much everything they did to Rey Mysterio after Eddie's death was a huge blunder

                                                        • JDizaster
                                                          JDizaster  2 weeks back

                                                          Wilbourn, please look up the definition of a McGuffin. I think the word you want is red herring.

                                                          • Will Cooper
                                                            Will Cooper  2 weeks back

                                                            How to revive Bray Wyatt...1. Turn Seth heel2. Move Big E to Raw in draft and have him win Universal Title from Seth (TLC will do)3. Fiend at Royal Rumble number 304. Seth wins Royal Rumble via heel shenanigans5. Seth becomes arrogant saying how he's going to burn down Big E at WM36 with no response from Fiend at all (no TV appearance at all but maybe a few of those subliminal messages sporadically)6. Fiend appears at Fastlane and kayfabe puts Big E on the shelf before replacing him for vacant title match (which should be HIAC) against SethUpside to the above is heel vs heel at WM36, Big E gets a rub after leaving New Day, Seth is actually entertaining again as a heel and the Fiend finally gets a high profile match which he wins!

                                                            • Joshua Caspe
                                                              Joshua Caspe  2 weeks back

                                                              I legitimately had a dream about Vince passing away from natural causes in mid 2021.

                                                              • William Hild
                                                                William Hild  2 weeks back

                                                                WWE have shot themselves many times in the foot, but even through it all, they still have talked USA, FOX, and Saudi Arabia into giving them barrels of money somehow. Maybe WWE is immune to self-inflicted wounds? It seems that if any other company had done any of the blunders that WWE has, they would be out of business. Its almost as if Vince truly has made a deal with the devil (literally). That's as far as my thinking takes me.

                                                              • El
                                                                El  2 weeks back

                                                                1:17 NO...The Fiend is the recovery for Bray Wyatt again, it was on the road to recovery and to get over and to be something great but it was destroyed in 1 day. They needed to wait a while before the Fiend won the Title. It's over no matter how they book it.

                                                                • Streamer Minion
                                                                  Streamer Minion  2 weeks back

                                                                  Welcome to wrestling in 2019...where you have to get cancer to get over

                                                                  • millertime7275
                                                                    millertime7275  2 weeks back

                                                                    Zack Ryder US Title run, he was massively over on his own but wwe didn't like that

                                                                    • swygster
                                                                      swygster  2 weeks back

                                                                      They couldn't have shot themselves in the foot because it's not longer foot. It's some kind of mishy-mashy, stubby pile of goo.

                                                                      • mathmagician
                                                                        mathmagician  2 weeks back

                                                                        Fiend : From horror to Sympathy

                                                                        • g whiz
                                                                          g whiz  2 weeks back

                                                                          Lol @" then maybe a witch could win it "😂😂😂

                                                                          • Bruce Campbell
                                                                            Bruce Campbell  2 weeks back

                                                                            I'll never get over how comprehensively they ruined/buried the Nexus.

                                                                            • Araf Zaman
                                                                              Araf Zaman  2 weeks back

                                                                              Honorable mentions
                                                                              Dolph Ziggler's momentum getting ruined for the 3rd time

                                                                              • awkc 63
                                                                                awkc 63  2 weeks back

                                                                                The one thing that isn't ever mentioned in the main stream wrestling media is how Wyatt is now. Yes, WWE has completly screwed up Wyatt, absolutely. However... There is one major difference this go around. Wyatt is in main control of the character AND Prichard is producing Wyatt. Prichard is one of the only people that you can trust with this because he WILL fight back. If Vince tries to "Vince it" it is quite possible Prichard says no and convinces Vince differently... He's done it before. Watch the original Kane run. Initially it was produced my Prichard and creative from Prichard and Cornette. It's so similar to the Fiend. It's something that needs to be talk upon.

                                                                                At Hell in a Cell, they were stupid enough to book themselves into a corner. They needed an out, but took the stupidest out they could have. Pathetic. The Fiend doesn't need the title. He shouldn't have the title. Means almost nothing. Like Kane, why did he need the title? He didn't. He wasn't originally a wrestler, he was a monster just destroying people. That's what The Fiend is.

                                                                                • Franklin Steele
                                                                                  Franklin Steele  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Wish y'all would lable podcasts as podcasts. Absolutely love your content. Just a polite suggestion.

                                                                                  • Jonathan Dimmick
                                                                                    Jonathan Dimmick  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I've got one WWE's treatment of the nWo.

                                                                                    • Jimmy Ward
                                                                                      Jimmy Ward  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I would love to see you guys do a series that basically fantasy books this entire decade with all the missed opportunities that have happened in wwe.

                                                                                      • Birdup4life
                                                                                        Birdup4life  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Zack Ryder's rise in 2011.

                                                                                        • Charles Smith
                                                                                          Charles Smith  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Roman Reigns did have 1 magic moment that got him over, when he said “I am cancer free ya’ll”

                                                                                          • JC Korn
                                                                                            JC Korn  2 weeks back

                                                                                            And them keeping him out of the title hunt has done him wonders.

                                                                                        • akshat khara
                                                                                          akshat khara  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Bray will be hated when he decimated Daniel Bryan and he Daniel returns after 5 months or Roman or ricochet

                                                                                          • Noe Alvarez
                                                                                            Noe Alvarez  2 weeks back

                                                                                            No mention of Damien Mizdow? 😭😭😭