Ranking every WWE pay-per-view in 2019 so far from worst to best
We are at the halfway stage of 2019 and man, what a crazy year it has been so far. The year began with a renewed sense of optimism, with a tasty road to WrestleMania lying ahead. There were a couple of NXT call-ups, all with varied success on the main roster so far. We even got heartwarming news in February that Roman Reigns had entered remission from his leukemia.
This year was going so good that at one point, it seemed like 2019 would be the year where WWE would not have a post-WrestleMania lull. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. In fact, this year has been the complete opposite of that. WWE's weekly programming has become pretty stale, with TV ratings and attendance figures dwindling down. Hopefully, the tide will be turned with Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff getting new roles, in charge of Raw and Smackdown respectively.
Despite all the madness with the product, the quality of WWE's pay-per-view events has been pretty great. This just shows the immense level of talent that the WWE main roster has on their hands. Almost every show in 2019 has come away as a net positive, making this year one of the best in terms of pay-per-view quality. There were seven shows in the first half of the year, with a lot of fun matches and moments throughout them.
Here is every WWE pay-per-view in 2019 so far ranked from worst to best.
#7 Super Showdown
Every time WWE goes to Saudi Arabia for a show, it ends up being a big disappointment. While not as bad as last year's Crown Jewel event, Super ShowDown did not exactly cover itself in glory. As expected, the consequences of this show were minimal. It did help to set up matches for the next pay-per-view event, but a lot of the bouts in Jeddah were thrown together.
There were a lot of problems, like Shane McMahon beating Roman Reigns and the general lack of reaction from the crowd. There were some good things as well though, with Finn Balor and Andrade having a great Intercontinental title match. The hometown victory for Mansoor in the 50-man battle royal was another good moment, one that garnered a massive reaction.
However, this show will be remembered for its disappointing main event between Goldberg and the Undertaker. Both of them are absolute legends of the industry, but the match they had proved that WWE has to let go of the past. The closing stages of the match were an absolute disaster, with both men risking their health and well-being.
Overall, Super ShowDown did much more bad than good for WWE. It just seems like the company always makes the weirdest decisions at the Saudi shows. Coincidence? Probably not.