Despite the knowledge that the WWE is a predetermined drama rather than an actual competitive sport, many fans get the most enjoyment out of the product when they view the action under the illusion that what is happening is real competition.
These fans get behind their favorite superstars by feeling every bump, cheering every attack, and celebrating the wrestler’s win as their own.
Yet it is impossible not to notice some reoccurring patterns in matches. These take the form of strange decisions that invariably lead to the dominant wrestler losing their way, which allows their opponent to rally and start a fight back.
In reality, these are essential transitions that allow performers to change the focus of a match. They are carefully arranged so one star can showcase a side of their craft, until it is time for the other to be given prominence—these are the spots that every WWE superstar must perfect if they are going to master their art.
Here are 5 spots that most commonly lead to a momentum shift in WWE matches.