7 Worst Wrestling Moments Of The Week (July 16)

7. Roman Beats Himself. Doesn't Handle It Well.

Roman Reigns

As '80s Hulk Hogan would often say "Train, take your vitamins, say your prayers, and always wear a seat belt when trying to murder your opponent in an ambulance, brother."

Vehicle attacks in wrestling are supremely cheesy. They just don't work. Now, riding a Zamboni or a beer truck into an arena has been done with great success, but trying to murder the s**t out of another human being with an ambulance is balls-to-the-wall weird and too hard to buy into.

Look back at WWE history for examples. Steve Austin lifting up Triple H’s car in a forklift and dropping him 30 feet was dumb. A great, incredibly easy to book, Hogan/Rock feud received the unnecessary addition of a semi truck and an ambulance (and somehow not a hearse). Now, Roman Reigns was out to kill Braun Strowman ultra dead at GBOF. A pinfall can no longer cut it.

Roman is a good guy, and doesn't seem to get why people have a problem with his sudden casual murder rampage. Others have done it! Of course, trying to kill someone is the absolute most heelish thing you can do, and yet, the turn still didn't happen. So keep that in mind in the future when he low blows Dean Ambrose or something.

Besides all that, we learned the only person who can beat Roman in a match is himself. WWE tried to be clever, but the finish made him look like an idiot. When you’re in a match where the ONLY WAY to lose is to go inside of the back of an ambulance, maybe you shouldn’t run directly at the back of an ambulance.


As Rust Cohle from True Detective said "Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you're good at." Sadly, I can't solve a murder like Rust...or change a tire, or even tie a tie. But I do know all the lyrics to Hulk Hogan's "Real American" theme song and can easily name every Natural Born Thriller from the dying days of WCW. I was once ranked 21st in the United States in Tetris...on the Playstation 3 version...for about a week. Follow along @AndrewSoucek and check out my podcast at wrestlingwithfriends.com