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3. This 'World' Cup

WWE World Cup Lineup

WWE don't understand how a 'World Cup' works.

Look at this lineup. Eight Americans, including Rey Mysterio, who, contrary to common belief, was born in Chula Vista, California. How very continental of them.

This tournament doesn't really matter, so we're not going to make a big stink about it. Still, why bother building it on such false pretences in the first place? WWE have used the 'World Cup' title because it sounds cool, when really, they'd have been better off marking this banter tournament down as a King Of The Ring. It'd bring an extra level of marketability to Crown Jewel, too.

The company aren't exactly short of international talent. Making this a true 'World Cup' was possible, and it at least looks like a fun pay-per-view lineup, but it's a daft way to label an entirely American competition.


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