WWE: Failed Top 10 World Title retains
by, 03-04-2012 at 08:38 PM (8098 Views)
What's up blog readers! Now before, I did a 'WWE: Failed Top 10 World Title wins' blog but now, I'm going to a 'WWE: Failed Top 10 World Title retains' blog. I'm going to count down the World Title retains that should have changed hands. Lets get to it!
#10: John Cena retains against Orton at Summerslam 2007
Now I'm a fan of John Cena and a defender of his but he shouldn't have been booked to retain against Randy Orton. It was Randy Orton's night to win, being the top heel in 2007. Randy Orton took everybody out except for Cena so a win at Summerslam 2007 would have been big for him. No point in having Cena retain here.
#9: Stone Cold retains against Kurt Angle at Summerslam 2001
Don't get me wrong, the match was phenomenal but I saw this as a perfect opportunity for Kurt Angle to win his second WWE Title here. Angle and Austin had a heated feud so having Kurt Angle come out the winner of this awesome match would have been great to see. Besides, Angle would win it at the next PPV Unforgiving so I don't get why they didn't put the belt on Angle at Summerslam.
#8: Sheamus retains against Randy Orton at Summerslam 2010
I like Sheamus but his second WWE Title reign was dull. Randy Orton winning here would have been great since he was becoming a top face along with John Cena. Orton would then win the WWE Title in a six-pack challenge at Night of Champions which doesn't make sense. Why make Randy Orton win at the next PPV when he could have won it at Summerslam?
#7: Randy Orton retains against John Cena and Triple H at Wrestlemania 24 2008
Honestly, I didn't get the point of Orton retaining here. I thought his 1st reign as WWE Champion was awesome but no way should he have retained the WWE Title at Wrestlemania 24. I would have went with Cena winning since he came back from an injury and won the 2008 Royal Rumble. A win here for Cena would have been great IMO. It would have made things more special since he came back from an injury that put him on the shelf for months.
#6: Diesel retains against Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 11 1995
I hated this retain. Diesel's WWE Title reign was boring so having a new, breakout star in Shawn Michaels winning the WWE Title would have been great to see. It also would have helped the Wrestlemania 11 PPV because that PPV was one of the worst Wrestlemania PPVs ever.
#5: Triple H retains against Randy Orton at Wrestlemaina 25 2009
I thought Randy Orton should have won here. I get that faces usually retains and/or captures the WWE Title at Wrestlemaina but it was a perfect time to put the WWE Title on Randy Orton that night. Randy Orton was the top heel in 2009, taking out the Mcmahons, and even kissing Stephanie Mcmahon on the lips so Randy Orton beating Triple H would have made Randy Orton more of a hated heel. Triple H would lose the WWE Title in a six-man tag team match against Randy Orton at Backlash, making Triple H's WWE Title retain unnecessary.
#4 Hulk Hogan retains against Mr. Perfect at Wrestlefest 1990
This match could have been Mr. Perfect's moment. It could have been his first time becoming a WWE Champion but no, WWE had Hogan retain via DQ. That was a perfect time to give the belt to Mr. Perfect but WWE let it slip away. Mr. Perfect was on a role in the late 80's and early 90's and should have won the WWE Championship against Hogan.
#3: Triple H retains at Wrestlemania 16 2000
Triple H should not have retained here. His WWE Title reign was starting to get a little boring so having The Rock win the WWE Title at Wrestlemania 2000 would have been a good move. The Rock was insanely over in 2000, being the top man in the WWE since Stone Cold was injured so having him win here was necessary. It would have helped this PPV not be so boring.
#2: Triple H retains against Booker T at Wrestlemania 19 2003
Triple H got a lot of heat for holding on to the World Heavyweight Title for a long time in 2003 and with good reason. They even labeled his World Heavyweight Title reign as the reign of terror. Booker T would lose to Triple H at Wrestlemania 19, which gave Triple H even more heat. I can't blame them either. Booker T was finally getting a push and could have won the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 19 but got buried by Triple H. Hell, Triple H buried him on the mic before their Wrestlemania 19 match as well with him saying "People like Booker T aren't fit to be a World Champion". I'm a fan of Triple H but Booker T winning the World Heavyweight Title at Wrestlemania 19 would have been a great moment for him. Too bad it didn't happen.
#1 Yokozuna retains against Lex Luger at Summerslam 1993
To this day, I never understood why WWE had Yokozuna retain the WWE Title at Summerslam. That is one of the most head-scratching moments in wrestling. Lex Luger was being built like the future of the company since Hogan left. Although Bret Hart was carrying the company, Luger was going to be WWE's next Hogan but once Yokozuna retained at Summerslam via DQ, Luger's WWE career went downhill. He would then go to WCW and have a mediocre push. If anyone can tell me the reason why Luger didn't win the WWE Title at Summerslam, please do because I just don't understand. It boggles my mind sometimes.
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