When Is It Okay For WWE To Have A Rematch?


sheamus del rioAs I was reading through other wrestling blogs, I came across this one about the potential for the Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio feud to continue. This really baffled me because as I discussed in my first blog, Del Rio has had many chances at the World Heavyweight Championship and continues to fail. This caused me to think more broadly about how WWE gives its superstars rematches and gives its fans the same matches over and over again.

[adinserter block=”2″]There are times when it is ok for WWE to have rematches and allow feuds to continue and there are times when it is not okay. One recent example of when it was ok was with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Punk and Bryan began a feud in May at the Over the Limit pay-per-view. Punk and Bryan would face each other during the next two pay-per-views, No Way Out and Money in the Bank.

However, it should be noted that at No Way Out, Punk and Bryan were joined by Kane to make it a triple threat match. So why was it OK for WWE to have Punk and Bryan face off during three consecutive pay-per-views? Their feud was the center of attention on WWE TV, the inclusion of AJ Lee and Kane in the feud and finally, they are two of (in my opinion) the best wrestlers and superstars in the WWE.

Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio’s feud should not continue for a number of reasons. First of all, No one has ever believed Del Rio would win. There were times during the Punk/Bryan feud, where I thought Daniel Bryan might beat Punk and become WWE Champion. I have never felt this way during the Sheamus and Del Rio feud. Second, their matches are boring to watch. Punk and Bryan put on some of the best matches in 2012.

Sheamus and Del Rio’s matches all look the same. Sheamus starts in control, Del Rio gets control, Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick and it is over. Finally, their storyline has been more boring then their actual matches. Punk and Bryan had Kane and AJ involved in their feuds. Ricardo Rodriguez is the only one who has gotten involved in the Sheamus and Del Rio feud and he has done almost nothing to help the feud.

So when is it ok for WWE to have rematches and for us, the fans, to see the same matches over and over again? I would say when you have quality superstars involved, an interesting storyline and the superstars put on quality matches. We see a lot of midcard superstars in feuds with each other like Ryback and Jinder Mihal, but that is ok because it helps build their characters. However, when you have the same main events for championships and the same outcome each time and the storyline is not built up very well, it is NOT ok!

[adinserter block=”1″]What do you think? When is it OK for WWE to have rematches and feuds lasting months?

Seth Guttenplan is the writer and editor of GuTTWrenchPowerBlog, a brand new WWE blog. Seth also writes for PWPonderings.com. When Seth is not writing about wrestling, he is a Special Education teacher in New Jersey. To read more from Seth, follow him on twitter ( @sethgutt ) and visit http://guttwrenchpowerblog.com

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  1. I have a suggestion for the next article on camel clutch blog…. i do it on facebook with some other wrestling fans. But the question i would ask is, if you were a wwe or tna writer, what storylines would you create, who would you push, and why? And all umder a pg rating. I enjoy all of the articles and would really like to see what real writers can come up with lol

  2. hey good to see you on here Ray! Thanks for the comment. WWE needs to shake up the feuds, especially on Smackdown with the WHC. The brand extension doesn't really exist anymore so WWE needs to find a new way to shake up the feuds.

  3. Fully agree with you on Punk/Bryan. As their feud went, their matches got more interesting. Both of their characters are far more worth-watching than ADR.

    I guess it's okay when both wrestler's are interesting and the program they're on is interesting. ADR is now as bland as rice-cakes; which is the problem.

    Great work again buddy!


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