10 Times You Were Right To Worry About WWE Feuds

The feeling of dread when you see how WWE massacred your boy is the worst!

AJ Styles Shinsuke Nakamura

Under Triple H, WWE fans are being treated to some of the best storytelling in wrestling for years.

When everything comes together perfectly, WWE can make magical moments. Think of that stare down between The Rock and Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8. Remember when Miss Elizabeth was reunited with "Macho Man" Randy Savage? The Usos turning their backs on the Bloodline was pure cinema as well.

Unfortunately, WWE doesn't have the greatest track record for getting feuds right. In the good, the bad, and the ugly of sports entertainment, there's so many duds that fall into the last category. These are the storylines that seemed like they had promise to begin with, then quickly nosedived after some unfathomable booking decisions.

Fans have seen enough from WWE in its over 50 years of existence to get a gut feeling when something isn't quite right. It could be that the wrestlers don't have the chemistry that people thought they would. Perhaps it's that WWE gave the wrong person the rub. It can even be that deep down, everybody knows that so much TV time is going to be given to a story that fans don't want to see.

All of these combine to make a compelling list of feuds that could've been good, but ended up on the scrap heap. Take a look...

10. Shinsuke Nakamura Vs. AJ Styles

AJ Styles Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE really ballsed up this dream feud.

Shinsuke Nakamura was the only choice to win the Royal Rumble match in 2018. When it happened, fans were giddy about the idea of a showdown at WrestleMania between him and AJ Styles... until they started worrying about whether it would live up to their last match together.

WWE fans that were used to seeing handpicked sports entertainers headlining pay-per-views couldn't believe that two men who faced each other at Wrestle Kingdom 10 would be headlining 'Mania.

Firstly, the match didn't even go on last. When fans did get to see the contest, it wasn't even that good. Their New Japan Pro-Wrestling contest was an absolute classic, but this one fell into the realms of being fine. Nothing more and nothing less.

After he lost, Nakamura low blowed Styles and turned heel. WWE loves to continue 'Mania feuds after the Grandaddy, so surely they'd get the chance to have a better match?

Nope. Things got worse.

Their next match ended in a double count-out, so they had a No Disqualification bout at Backlash. That finished when they both hit a low blow and neither could answer the 10 count.

It finally came down to a Last Man Standing match which AJ won to end the feud. For two of WWE's most talented performers, who fans knew could have a five star match together, it was strange that it didn't work out that way.

Nothing about this dream feud lives long in the memory sadly.


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