10 Most Disappointing WWE Matches Ever

We're not angry, we're just disappointed.

Brock Lesnar Randy Orton

A word of warning to anyone getting excited about next week's No Mercy mega-card: super-hyped matches can, from time to time, end in disappointment.

We're (mostly) all expecting Braun and Brock to tear the house down in a balls-to-the-wall slug-fest (even though it's been more than a year since we've seen Lesnar make it beyond the 10-minute mark in singles competition), and for Roman and Cena to have a Match of the Year candidate.

But it's always a possibility that they might not. One of them could have an off night (the way that Randy Orton has most nights this year), or worse - we could simply meet with the chastening realisation that these guys don't have the sort of in-ring chemistry we would expect.

The point is: there's a long list of disappointing WWE matches that have fallen short of expectations over the years, many of them featuring workers whom you would normally describe as steady and reliable.

Cut them some slack, though: if you wrestle 300 matches a year, a couple of them are probably going to suck. It's just a little annoying when that happens on the biggest night of the year.

10. Brock Lesnar Vs. Dean Ambrose (WrestleMania 32)

Brock Lesnar Randy Orton

This match could (and should) have done for Dean Ambrose what that Undertaker ladder match on Raw did for Jeff Hardy a decade earlier.

For that to happen, the Lunatic Fringe didn't even have to win, but merely be put over as a legitimate force, and one who could, if not exactly stand toe-to-toe, at least give Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman a WrestleMania-sized scare.

Dean even came out on the Raw before WrestleMania with a cart full of potential equalisers - yet in the match itself he appeared timid and overawed, allowing Lesnar to take control of the match before he had a chance to rough him up.

Worse yet, having gone straight to a No DQ bout, there was little chance of a rematch later down the road - meaning this was, well, it.

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