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5 storylines WWE abruptly cancelled

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What could have been: Lesnar vs Bryan and Vince
What could have been: Lesnar vs Bryan and Vince's limo explosion

Over the course of the past several decades, the world of professional wrestling has given us its fair share of incredible storylines and legendary matches. WWE, under Vince McMahon's supervision, has gone onto becoming a globally recognized brand and is growing with each passing day.

Hogan vs Andre, Austin vs Mr. McMahon, and Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart are just a few of the greatest storylines WWE has ever produced. But things don't always turn the way they are intended to be. There's no telling when an unfortunate circumstance would creep up and shatter down months and months of immaculate planning.

Here are 5 WWE storylines that had to be abruptly stopped, courtesy a bunch of unforeseen situations.

Also read: 5 times WWE Superstars forgot the script

#5 The Undertaker vs Mordecai, WrestleMania 21

This character had potential
This character had potential

The summer of 2004 saw an incredibly weird and disturbing villain come onto the mid-card scene on SmackDown. Mordecai was a white-cloaked figure, carrying a post with him that signified him being a saviour to the masses. The religious undertones to the character made him all the more intriguing and controversial.


Mordecai went on to defeat fan-favourites, Scotty 2 Hotty and Hardcore Holly on 2 successive PPVs. The original plans for him included a long-lasting rivalry that would culminate at The Grandest Stage Of Them All, WrestleMania 21, in a match against The Undertaker.

This didn't happen though, as the man behind the Mordecai character, Kevin Fertig, got into a bar brawl. When Vince McMahon heard of this, he was irate to the core. The push was immediately cancelled and Mordecai never appeared again on TV. A mistake on the part of Fertig cost him possibly a full-fledged Hall of Fame career.

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Published 29 Apr 2019, 13:35 IST
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