As if there was any doubt, consider last night's Royal Rumble 2012 definitive proof that Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment have completely lost touch with reality.
There can be no other explanation. What else could account for the absolute train wreck that was the 25th anniversary of wrestling's most popular pay-per-view? After weeks of seeing drastic improvements in the quality of WWE programming, "Vince and The Gang" destroyed much of that momentum with illogical, ridiculous and flat-out insulting choices in how to manage last night's show.
What makes the missteps all the more painful to watch is just how easily they could be avoided. It is almost as if the writers are trying to confuse viewers by making as little sense as possible, zigging when they should have zagged. The end result of their sloppy booking, writing and execution being the supreme dissatisfaction of the wrestling world as yet another golden opportunity to right the ship comes and goes with no sign of improvement.
What follows are five of the most confounding, unusual and inexplicable decisions made by the WWE at last night's Royal Rumble.