WWE Worst of the Week: Sheamus, Stephanie McMahon and More
If RAW was two hours long, it would have been one of the all-time greats.
Though the three-hour edition was still one of the best in ages. Mark Henry had an amazing performance, Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk is on the way and Captain Charisma returned.
What's not to love?
Actually, there were a few things that were unlovable. Most of it was forgotten by the end of the show due to those hot angles, but that's what this article is for, to remember the bad times!
So sit in your favorite hater chair, and enjoy the lamest, most frustrating and all-around worst WWE moments of the week.
No. 5: McMahon and the Shield
As great as The Shield is, they've always been a bit directionless.
We hear them talk about justice so much that the phrase has become meaningless.
When they first debuted, it seemed they were fighting against the system within WWE. They attacked guys like Ryback and John Cena whom they believed were getting unfair advantages from those in power.
Now, they have the ringing endorsement of the top guy in the company, and they seemed quite pleased about it.
When did they learn to embrace authority? I must have missed that part. Vince McMahon himself should be their No. 1 target, as he's the guy most responsible for the injustices they are rallying about! He should have been afraid to even approach the group.
Basically, this was done just so The Shield could be used as pawns in a bigger storyline: The McMahon family drama.
No. 4: The Fall of Axel
Well, by now, it's official: HHH doesn't care about Curtis Axel.
Axel had his three weeks to get over. WWE must have thought that was more than enough time.
He got his countout victories from Hunter and John Cena. The problem is, neither of those guys care about losing. Neither want revenge.
Was management really expecting the crowds to take Mr. Perfect Jr. seriously if Hunter and Cena don't?
The most lasting image of Axel's run in the company so far is Hunter slapping him in the face and referring to him as a child.
Sure, he's Intercontinental Champion, but when is the last time that title meant anything? Everyone who has it loses more than they win.
Right now it's hard for crowds to hate Axel when he's battling Wade Barrett instead of Hunter. Facing The Miz isn't doing him any favors either.
While fans may have been still taking a wait-and-see approach on Axel, it looks like the WWE has already made up its mind.
No. 3: There's No Crying in Wrestling
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The No. 1 babyface Diva sure does cry a lot.
Does anyone recall ever seeing Mick Foley shed some tears after being thrown off the cage in the Hell in a Cell? Did Shane McMahon turn on the waterworks when his testicles were hooked up to a car battery? Did The Undertaker cry after he was buried alive by his own brother?
WWE makes its women stars cry because, well they're women. If someone breaks their heart, they're unable to compete. If someone calls them a loser (like The Bellas did to Natalya), they break down.
The way the company portrays the Divas is pretty sexist.
For crowds to get behind babyfaces, they need to be tough. They need to swear revenge when tricked and then act out on it. Male or female, it shouldn't matter. Fans watch wrestling to see their heroes stand up for themselves, not break down into an emotional wreck when they're fooled or teased.
You can see that fans aren't buying into it, as displayed by Layla consoling Kaitlyn after her loss to AJ at Payback. The boos said it all.
WWE has had powerful female figures in the past like Trish Stratus and Lita, hopefully it can remember that soon, so we can stop with this bad middle-school drama.
No. 2: 1-800-FELLA
Dear Sheamus: put on some pants.
During RAW, a segment aired asking fans to call 1-800-Fella. Now, I won't be calling, as I don't want to talk to Sheamus. It's up to your discretion if you do.
But more troubling than him trying to get a date (or something) from us is the attire he chose to wore that particular evening.
In the context of a wrestling match, he would be wearing trunks or tights. In the context of a crowded restaurant, he was wearing underpants.
For the love of God Sheamus, there were people trying to eat! There was probably children in there too. Who wants to see a horrendously pale and hairless man in his undies at the next table while trying to eat a salad?
Hopefully he was arrested after this for assault and public indecency. The police would be doing the public a favor, as we'd no longer have to watch him wrestle twice every single week.
No. 1: Stephanie’s Pep Talk
Stephanie McMahon is the absolute most insufferable character in all of wrestling right now.
She's worse than John Cena, Sheamus, Hornswoggle, The Miz, Chavo Guerrero and even HHH. Perhaps combined. Her acting is so awful, she makes Brooke Hogan's starring turn in 2-Headed Shark Attack look like Oscar winning material.
Stephanie's character has no consistency, she’s kind of a babyface and kind of a heel depending on the segment. But she's always completely arrogant.
If she's going to take up so much TV time, the least she could is try and perform a Coast to Coast like her brother Shane.
Why should we cheer someone who threatens to fire someone half her size because she doesn’t follow the corporate structure? Isn’t that what made Steve Austin so popular?
Also, her telling the rest of the divas is rumored to be based on a real life incident. If this is to be believed, then there's no telling how far this McMahon will go.
That's all for this week. Agree? Disagree? What was your worst moment of the week? Thanks for reading and sound off below!