The WWE is the biggest wrestling company in the world and has been since the 80's. Of course like every big name company in the world, the WWE has made some mistakes. These mistakes have changed the WWE and even ruined wrestlers careers. Some of these mistakes also brought much controversy to the WWE. These are the WWE's top 5 biggest mistakes.
Ultimate Warrior arrived in the WWF in 1987. His high energy entrances and intense promos made him a fan favorite. After winning the IC title in a mere 51 seconds the Ultimate Warrior faced Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI for the WWF Championship. After defeating Hogan, warrior was supposed to become the biggest star in pro wrestling. He had fueds with the likes of Rick Rude and Randy Savage, which were supposed to help propel him into super stardom. However the WWF decided to put the WWF Championship on Sgt. Slaughter , who lose it to the very man warrior beat for the title, Hulk Hogan. After warrior's retitrement match with Randy Savage,he began a feud with The Undertaker which didn't work out so well. In August 1991, warrior was involved in an alleged pay dispute with Vince McMahon and threatned to no show if he wasn't paid a certain amount of money. After being paid the amount of money Ultimate Warrior was fired from the WWF, ending any chances of the Ultimate Warrior becoming wrestling's next super star.
Masked Kane was a force to be reckoned with from 1998-2003. During these years Kane was one of the most popular WWF wrestlers. He was also in better shape and wrestled better. Masked Kane's biggest and most known feud was with his brother The Undertaker. He also defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin in a 1st blood match at King of the Ring 1998. On June 23, 2003 Kane removed his mask, ending the force known as Kane and starting the mid carder/jobber known as Kane. Kane went from feuding with the top stars in the company to jobbing to wrestlers who hadn't even been in the WWE for a year.
Many people have the Montreal Screwjob as the biggest mistake in WWE history but they fail to realise that the montreal screwjob did have some positive outcomes. On November 9,1997 Bret Hart was scheduled to face Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship. As we all know, Bret Hart was leaving the WWF for WCW and Vince McMahon was afraid that Bret would bring the title with him to WCW. Vince wanted Bret to drop the title to Shawn that night but Bret didn't want to lose to Shawn in Montreal because he was seen as a national hero in Canada. Anyways long story short, HBK put Bret in the sharpshooter and Earl Hebner called for the bell although Bret didn't tap. Although not everything about the screwjob was bad, it still tarnished the WWE, HBK, Vince, and Earl Hebner for years to come.
The Chris Benoit tragedy is something that the WWE will never be able to seperate it's self from. Chris Benoit was once hailed as one of the best technical wrestlers ever. Now Chris is hailed as a murderer. Chris Benoit enjoyed a good WWE career, he won the 2004 Royal Rumble after entering number 1 and then went on to win the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania XX. After the death of Chris's best friend Eddie Guerrero, many people said that Chris wasn't the same. On June 24, 2007, Chris Benoit, Daniel Benoit, and Nancy Benoit were found dead in their Atlanta home. In the following days Atlanta police reported that it was a murder suicide. After numerous tests on Benoit's brain, it was discovered that after years of taking chair shots to the head and performing his famous diving head butt, Chris's brain was said to resemble that of an 85 year old man with Alzheimer's. The sad thing is that if the WWE cared more about their wrestlers Chris Benoit may still be alive today. It is also sad that it took a tragedy like this to make the WWE change their wellness policy.
The BIGGEST mistake in WWE history. After refusing to have an on-screen affair with Debra, the WWE decided to give Owen Hart the Blue Blazer gimmick, which would ultimately cause him his life. I won't go into detail about Owen's death because I'm pretty sure everyone already knows what happened. Because of this stupid gimmick, Owen Hart's life was ended and the hopes of Owen Hart becoming a star was ended. R.I.P. Owen.