5 huge storylines WWE just gave up on
As World Wrestling Entertainment, the primary goal of the WWE is to entertain.
To do this, the promotion incorporates storylines, featuring larger than life stars, battling in developing narratives over many years, as fans can follow a wrestler's journey from rookie to legend.
As a Superstar grows, so does their fanbase, with accolades like titles, iconic moments, Royal Rumble wins and WrestleMania appearances only adding more fans to their growing flock.
But sometimes, storylines don't go according to plan. Real-life issues may get in the way. An injury may derail everything, and sometimes things just stop without any real explanation.
Here are five huge WWE storylines that the company just gave up on.
#5 Mr. America
At WrestleMania 19, Hulk Hogan defeated Vince McMahon in a bloody war between the two legends.
Irate, McMahon would retaliate, firing Hogan from the company, in a moment of pure spite.
Weeks later though, a new face would emerge on SmackDown, speaking like Hogan, competing like Hogan, but in a star-spangled mask. And when Vince tried to fire Mr. America, he was refused, as America had signed a contract for Stephanie McMahon.
Dubbed Mr. America, the patriotic powerhouse denied claims he was Hogan, though it was clear for everyone to see.
And then, he was gone.
Backstage, Hogan was unhappy with his pay, and felt it wasn't worth his time competing as Mr. America, quitting the company.
In a rather genius idea, the WWE had already filmed America unmasking, and showed the footage to the fans, making sure it was Hogan, so Vince could fire him, again.