10 Times Great Wrestling Was Ruined By Bad Writing

So much potential. 

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At its best, professional wrestling is one of the most exciting art forms on the planet. Moments like Hulk Hogan's WCW heel turn and Daniel Bryan's WWE Championship victory at WrestleMania 30 just can't be recreated in other forms of entertainment, and when everything clicks, the results are exhilarating.

There is a huge volume of variables involved in every iconic wrestling moment, however. Creating great memories and thrilling matches isn't as simple as throwing two talented performers in the same place at the same time, and without the right direction from the writers, things tend to go awry.

Writers, bookers, and creative teams often get a bad rep among wrestling fans, and it's not entirely undeserved. These people are often their own worst enemies, and their poor decisions have spoiled countless big moments over the years. From putting the wrong guy over to tanking entire storylines in one fell swoop, they are responsible for some of wrestling's biggest missed opportunities, and the problem continues today.

There's nothing worse than when a potentially awesome match, story, or angle failing to live up to expectations. Wrestling's creative types have much to answer for.


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