2. Dean Ambrose vs Baron Corbin Relegated
Dean Ambrose, for three years, has been the hardest working superstar in the WWE. He has wrestled the most matches and hasn’t taken any extended time off from the company during that time. His reward? A non stipulation match on the kick-off show defending the Intercontinental Championship.
Why does the WWE hate the Intercontinental Title?
This story actually had one of the longest and most violent build ups of any feud for WrestleMania 33 and yet, because of some Twitter backlash about the SmackDown Women’s Championship match, Ambrose and Corbin were relegated.
If you factor in the time that Pitbull and Flo Rida got boring the crowd to death by lip syncing to the WrestleMania theme song, it casts an even darker shadow on the straight slap in the face this was to the fans and the WWE superstars involved.
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1. SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
This is proof that you shouldn’t always let Twitter make decisions for you.
I don’t want to slight the women in this match at all. It is not their fault they were put in the position they were in. The few bright spots were Becky looking like an awesome video game character, Mickie James paying tribute to her Native background, and James Ellsworth getting tossed around.
That being said, WWE really blew this. Not only was it a mistake to put this match on the main card, but it was a HUGE mistake putting it right before the main event.
There was very little, if any, story to this match leading up to WrestleMania. There really wasn’t even a feud within this match to give it any sort excitement. Mix that with not having enough time to do anything other than get a brief spot from each superstar, and then to botch some of those spots, it was setup to fail.
The crowd had finally got back into it with the Goldberg vs. Brock match, and the excitement for the Reigns/Taker match was building, but unfortunately WWE decided to kill the momentum with what was unfortunately a terrible match.
It’s great that Naomi was able to return in front of her friends and family and get a big win in her home town. It’s great that she got to start her championship program over again by winning the belt back, but this all would have been more exciting during the kick-off show, or even within the first few matches of the main show.
To think, Neville vs. Aries or Ambrose vs. Corbin could have had that spot.
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