Designing a well-paced PPV match card isn't as straightforward as you'd think.
Match length, fan investment levels and the type of performers involved all have to be taken into account when trying to decide where each bout should take place on the night of an event.
It's a fine science. Get it right, and your show will move along at an enjoyable pace. Get it wrong, and your crowd may expend too much energy at too early a point in the event, and the rest of the matches on the card will then be played out in front of an exhausted WWE Universe.
WWE aren't completely incapable of putting together the former. However, more often than they'd like to remember, the latter tends to come to fruition.
These specific matches are all fine examples of how WWE have gotten their bout placement wrong on the night of a PPV over the years, due to the contest either being an absolutely barnstorming battle or the feud itself quite clearly needing to be in the main event spot.
So, let's take a look at these ten jaw-dropping matches which left
fans with no choice but to completely lose their minds...a little earlier than WWE would have hoped.