In a previous column we discussed main eventers who were rejected by the fanbase. How about those times when fans were passionately telling the promotion that they someone, but ended up getting someone else entirely?The obvious case study there is Daniel Bryan’s grassroots ascent to the main event in 2014, of course.
This isn’t always the case, because sometimes the fans think they want someone and it turns out that the person they want is completely wrong for the role.MORE: Five main event acts that failed Who the fans wanted: Ric Flair Who the fans got: Lex Luger Ric Flair is a legendary wrestler who spent nearly a decade as the lead attraction in Jim Crockett Promotions, which eventually became WCW in 1991.The problem is that there were three wrestlers in the company who made a lot of money, and the parent company, TBS, only wanted to pay two of them.Roman Reigns for the Universal title at this year’s event. Kick-Off Show Kick-Off Show panel is Renee Young, David Otunga and Peter Rosenberg.The plan was originally to have Reigns face Lesnar at Wrestle Mania next year, and Reigns would win in their […] Event: WWE Great Balls Of Fire Pay-Per-View Event Airdate: Sunday, July 9th, 2017 Location: The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas Results by Jason Namako of The “Then. Video package on the […] UPDATE x 2: According to sources, Austin Aries did not actually ask for his WWE release.