Advertisement

10 Things You Didn't Know About WWE In 2003

Wait a second, who is that in Evolution?!?

2003 was a strange year for WWE. The roster was absolutely stacked, and the range of talent so wide, yet creatively and in the ring it has to be viewed as a disappointment. All the star power in the world cannot make up for bad direction and half-a**ed performances. Just think, WWE had Goldberg, Triple H, The Rock, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and Kurt Angle on the books at the same time. Then you had the likes of Chris Jericho, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero and other talented up-and-comers filling out the midcard. There are so many variables of dream matches there, but sadly very few of them materialised. WWE was especially weak on pay-per-view that year, with WrestleMania in particular proving to be a let down, at least in terms of PPV buys: the event only pulled 550,000 orders, some 300,000 less than WWE were hoping/expecting. Goldberg was in soon after, setting up his dream match with The Rock. However, the dream quickly turned into a nightmare due to WWE's mismanagement of the Goldberg character. Goldberg wasn't the only screw-up that year, as the McMahon's returned to take up more television time than necessary. It wasn't all bad, however, with enough good wrestling to save it from being a total washout. There was also plenty of backstage goings-on to keep fans entertained. Let's take a look at some of the stories that might not have made headlines.

Contributor
Contributor

Student of film. Former professional wrestler. Supporter of Newcastle United. Don't cry for me, I'm already dead...