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The Best And Worst Of Wrestling In 2016

SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 20 Dec 2017
Top 5 / Top 10

Worst Wrestling Show: WrestleMania 32


For the first time in WWE history, the audience left the biggest show of the year ANGRY.

Runners-Up: Fastlane 2016, SummerSlam 2016

WrestleMania 32 will go down in history as one of the single-most poorly executed show in wrestling history. It was excruciatingly long, running over six hours in length from pre-show to closing ceremonies.

Few of the booking decisions, if any, made any sense whatsoever, and the prevailing feeling was that the show was booked more to spite fans than to entertain them.

Finally, the show was capped off by a terrible main event that actually sent fans home angry and disappointed, which goes against the very purpose of having such a show in the first place. It was all kinds of bad, no matter how much WWE touts their supposed record-breaking attendance figures.

Fastlane wasn’t that much better. Most of the matches failed to excite fans enough to tune into WrestleMania, and it featured both a terrible segment involving Edge & Christian and a Superstars-level joke match involving Curtis Axel & R-Truth.

SummerSlam wasn’t too well-received either, despite a stellar performance from John Cena and AJ Styles in an MOTY contender. The show was far too long, had booking that was far too bizarre, lacked any truly spectacular moments outside of that aforementioned Cena-Styles match, and had an apathetic audience by the end.

Not exactly the kind of response you’d expect from the second-biggest show of the year for WWE.

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