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15 Things The WWE Seriously Regrets Doing

World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon has obviously gotten a lot right over the past several decades. Under the guidance of McMahon, what was formerly known as the World Wrestling Feder

World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon has obviously gotten a lot right over the past several decades. Under the guidance of McMahon, what was formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation became the biggest professional wrestling organization in the world. The WWF then defeated World Championship Wrestling in the battle known as the “Monday Night Wars,” and the company that is now commonly referred to as WWE is a multimedia superpower that produces hours of television on a weekly basis. The WWE has also been involved in movies and music releases, and the company is on the verge of having a meaningful relationship with ESPN.

For all of the successes that the company has had, those who have been in charge of the WWE also likely have plenty of regrets. Some of the regrettable decisions that have been made by those within the WWE have resulted in some storylines that were unfortunate, but that also did not cause long-term harm. One of those storyline regrets, however, involves an opportunity that was thoroughly wasted by the WWE. It has been a decade and a half since the events of that one decision played out on WWE television, and the company is still dealing with the ramifications of those choices.

Then, there are the regrets that put the WWE in international headlines for awful reasons. Diehard fans of the WWE can likely already guess the one that tops the list. A life was lost at a WWE pay-per-view event in 1999 largely because of a choice that put a performer in danger. Any positive that could have come from that one spot was never worth the risk of the stunt, and that was proven when things went horribly wrong. Of all of the regrets that could make such a list, the death of Owen Hart is the one that stands out more so than any other. That tragedy could have easily been avoided.

14 Not Charging More For WrestleMania 

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13 Turning “Stone Cold” Heel 

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12 Failing to Win WCW Viewers 

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11 Making SmackDown Irrelevant 

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10 The Nexus 

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9 ECW Rebrand 

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8 CM Punk 

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7 Not Replacing John Cena 

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6 The Invasion 

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5 The Vince McMahon “Death” 

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4 The Chris Benoit Tribute 

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3 Continuing “Over the Edge” 

2 Ignoring Certain Things 

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1 Death of Owen Hart 

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It is baffling, looking back on what occurred at the 1999 Over the Edge pay-per-view event, that nobody from the WWE stepped in and stopped Owen Hart from beginning the stunt that would result in his tragic and horrifying death. What is maybe most upsetting of all is that neither the company nor Hart would have gained much of anything had everything gone according to plan. Hart was not, after all, going to become a main-eventer or a world champion the following night. Everything about it was foolish and unnecessary, and thus the death of Owen Hart tops the list of the top WWE regrets.

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