Paid Members bbabba Posted August 29, 2021 Paid Members Share Posted August 29, 2021 What hot-shotted matches, feuds, angles, turns, returns, or anything else stand out to you as some of the worse, either from a business, storyline, or personal perspective? A couple to get the ball rolling. Goldberg v Hogan 1998: This has been discussed to death on so many platforms, so I'll keep this brief. This has to be the worst ever hotshot for me because of the amount of money left on the table. Goldberg v Hogan was by a mile the biggest match WCW could promote at the time, and perhaps ever (perhaps only Sting v Hogan, with its superb, patient build, could top it). Yet WCW gave it away for free on Nitro, with almost no promotion as it was only announced on the Thunder before. Yes it succeed in a one night ratings hike and iconic moment in front of a white hot Georgia Dome crowd, but promoted correctly and with a long build, you have to think this could have done north of 750k PPV buys and given prestige and value back to WCW PPVs. Reigns v Cena 2017: The first ever meeting between the two biggest stars in the industry at the time, the faces of their respective generations in WWE, was presented to us at No Mercy 2017. Unlike Goldberg and Hogan, this feud was at least given a few weeks or so build, but it just felt mad to throw away such an obvious Wrestlemania main event match for a B level PPV in what wasn't even the main event of the show (it went on 3rd from last). I don't have any numbers at hand to suggest how many extra Network subscriptions or additional ticket sales this match drew, but I can't imagine it would come close to the same match being presented with a several month long build as a Wrestlemania headliner. I'm glad we got to see the re-match four years later on a more fitting stage, but it left me thinking what could have been for that first time around. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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