The electricity of championship clashes were among WWE's best offerings for the week of Oct. 14.
Fans were reminded how much more meaningful victories and defeats are when gold is on the line or in the case of Paul Heyman's crew, a match's stipulation is up for grabs. WWE's worst showdowns were evidence of the opposite; random guys fighting with no motivation and no feud is a blueprint for audience apathy.
While the company had fans sucked in for Cody Rhodes and Goldust's big win, it was causing eyes to gloss over by putting Los Matadores in against 3MB once again.
Starting with The Shield's fall, let's dive into the best and worst from WWE this week.