As an organisation, WWE aren't always known for their ability to learn from their mistakes. From pushing unwanted stars as main eventers to their insistence on polluting Raw and SmackDown with godawful comedy segments, they're destined to repeat the same missteps ad nauseam.
The McMahons are inherently stubborn. They'll do whatever they want, whenever they want, particularly in the 21st century, throughout which they've been emboldened by their untouchable market position.
Vince McMahon is no fool, though. You don't reach his level of success without considerable savvy, and while his creative choices often leave us bamboozled, the man at least recognises when something has been a total disaster (Roman Reigns' bombed babyface push aside).
Unfortunately for the boss, WWE history is full of spectacular self-immolations. It takes an extreme level of failure for the Chairman to wise up and take action, usually manifesting as a seven-figure financial loss, widespread audience outrage, or a sour cocktail of both.
Each of these incidents left a mark, though some were clearly more damaging than others. Whatever the case, each was too problematic to ever be repeated, and unless Vince finally loses his mind, we'll never see them again...