10 WWE Matches We Thought We Wanted To See (Until We Saw Them)

Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

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We've all heard the old saying,' be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.' This often-used adage applies to many things and professional wrestling matches are no exception.

When two grapplers with a reputation for putting on outstanding matches finally lock horns there is plenty of buzz.

In truth, more often than not, these highly anticipated dream matches live up to expectations or, in some cases, even exceed them. However, for a variety of reasons, there have also been more than a few supposed mega bouts that didn't turn into the five-star affairs the WWE Universe anticipated. In fact, on occasion, some of these showdowns were downright awful.

Naturally, watching a poorly executed wrestling match is never a pleasant experience. Of course, when everyone expects to see performance art of the highest quality, an in-ring dud is all the more noticeable.

To illustrate some of the previous points, it's time to relive ten matches that should have been legendary but simply failed to meet the lofty expectations they inspired.

10. WrestleMania 34: Shinsuke Nakamura Vs. AJ Styles

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AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura have justifiably earned reputations as two of the best in-ring performers on WWE's current roster. Moreover, these two future Hall of Famer's had some epic clashes in Japan. Considering their history, most fans expected a match for the ages when they met at WrestleMania for the WWE Championship.

After all, WrestleMania tends to bring out the best in a performer, and given their respective bodies of work, fans were justified in expecting fireworks when these two met on 'The Grandest Stage of Them All.'

Unfortunately, it turned out to be an ordinary, mostly forgettable match. To be fair, it wasn't awful. However, the two never really had the audience on the edge of their seats, and the highlight-worthy spots weren't as plentiful as many fans had hoped.

It did help that they were followed by the whole Braun Strowman teaming with a random kid named Nicholas, which was significantly worse and became a more obvious focal point for fans' outrage.

Still, Nakamura and Styles' WrestleMania 34 match was a bit of a dud.

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From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.