8 Times WWE Recycled Show Names

That sounds familiar...


It's not easy coming up with original, good names for wrestling shows, if some of the absolute travesties WWE have concocted in recent times are anything to go by. Too sanitised for the typically grungey fare which characterised the Attitude Era - think the likes of Fully Loaded and Unforgiven - and many degrees too dull for anything self-aware or vaguely witty, they've instead come up with corkers like Stomping Ground or the mesmerically bad Great Balls of Fire.

So perhaps it's not a surprise that they've seemingly simply given up trying. This past week, the company announced that their next depressing venture to the Middle East will take the guise 'Super Showdown' - just over six months after a similar one-off special of Last of the Summer Wine in Melbourne.

In this case, it might be WWE's attempt to create a separate continuity for their money-making non-sequiturs. But it's not the first time they've repeated a designation already in circulation - either their own or someone else's - and in some scenarios, it's happened with the same year.

(Obviously, this doesn't extent to perennials such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam, unless they are peculiarly recontextualised for another purpose. That hasn't happened with either of the above examples just yet, though surely we're only a few months removed from a Greatest WrestleMania...)

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