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5 recent promos in WWE that were far too real

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In addition to in-ring skills, the ability to speak on the mic is one of the most important attributes for a wrestler to achieve Superstar status in WWE. In fact, its importance can be seen in Superstars like Hulk Hogan and John Cena whose in-ring ability were moderate at best but could achieve superstardom purely because of their ability to connect with the fans.

We are now in what can be dubbed the 'Reality Era' in WWE, where the thin line between kayfabe and reality is blurred quite often during promos. Be it the feuds between The Rock and John Cena, or more recently John Cena and The Miz, the fans could tell that the heat between these wrestlers was not just limited to the screen.

That being said, here are five recent promos that were far too real, and maybe went a tad too far.

P.S. For the purposes of this list, I have considered promos from the past year or so only. Hence, no mention of the Punk pipebomb, The Rock-John Cena, and other older promos.

#5 Stephanie McMahon brings up Ronda Rousey's UFC losses

The feud between Ronda Rousey and authority figures Triple H and Stephanie McMahon kicked off at the Royal Rumble when Kurt Angle 'accidentally' revealed how the power couple really felt about Rousey. While the audience was privy to the fact that this was yet another storyline, things took a shocking turn on the episode of RAW before WrestleMania.

In an in-ring interview segment, Stephanie spoke about how Ronda would end up on the losing side this Sunday, and while that was fine, she concluded saying how everybody knew that Ronda doesn't take a loss too well.

The reason why this was little too far is that The Rowdy One has come out in the past about how low she was after her UFC loss to Holly Holm, even revealing that she contemplated suicide in the immediate aftermath. Bringing this up in a storyline felt uncomfortably real, with former UFC fighter Meisha Tate opining that Ronda definitely wouldn't have wanted the topic brought up if it were up to her.

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Published 11 Apr 2018, 23:38 IST
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