10 WWE Storylines from 2018 that didn't get resolved
It goes without saying that one of the most important elements of any wrestling show is strong, effective storytelling. For the WWE, they have to fit several storylines over a 3 Hour and 2 Hour show every week while trying to keep them fresh and entertaining at the same time.
Some of the storylines are short and sweet, like Alexa Bliss bullying her ‘friend’ Nia Jax, whilst other storylines take a bit more time to nurture and mould such as the ongoing power struggle between Baron Corbin and Kurt Angle.
Storylines can be very hit or miss with the WWE Universe, whether it’s down to the popularity of the wrestlers, the chemistry the wrestlers have with each other, or simply how interesting the actual storyline is.
It is fair to conclude that in the overall scheme of things, WWE generally have strong storylines - they wouldn’t hold the proud title of the top two longest running weekly episodic shows on television with weak storytelling.
However, among the hundreds of storylines the WWE decide to entertain us with every year, there are some storylines that WWE starts sowing the seeds for and then cancel for seemingly no reason.
#10 Free Taco?
WWE are no stranger to starting streaks for wrestlers while they build their reputation in the WWE. This list includes the likes of Rusev, Braun Strowman, Asuka and most recently Ronda Rousey. However, WWE don’t just create winning streaks - for of all the undefeated wrestlers there are, there’s always going to be one or two who get the short end of the stick.
On the June 4, 2018 episode of Raw, Curt Hawkins entered the ring that night sitting on 199 losses in a row, but had promised the arena that he was not only going to break his streak tonight, but would also give everyone a free taco to mark the result. The fact that Hawkins' opponent was a local wrestler, James Harden, suggested that Hawkins’ streak was finally going to end.
Then Baron Corbin came out. To this day, there has been no explanation as to why Baron Corbin came out that night and attacked Hawkins' opponent, giving them the victory and taking up Hawkins streak to 200 losses in a row.
While Corbin’s position as acting general manager was announced shortly afterwards, and the argument could be made there was a villainous authority figure around, it still doesn’t explain the fact that Hawkins never once questioned Corbin’s actions or even requested a match from then General Manager, Kurt Angle.
Since then, all of Hawkins appearances' on Raw have usually been to break up fights with the exceptions of a brief cameo appearance interfering one of Elias’s segment and replacing Braun Strowman in the Mixed Match Challenge, leaving this storyline completely unresolved.