Hello ladies and gentlemen back for another blog and it's a little less serious of a topic this time, it's one of the great joys of being a wrestling fan, the storylines! Ah yes there have been some good ones, and some bad ones...some really, really bad ones. We also have the ones that started OK but for some reason where just plain forgotten. We all know the good ones, so let's take a look at some of the less successful ones, if you remember any really lame ones feel free to post them in the comments section!
1.) GTV - Remember GTV? If you where a fan during the "Attitude Era" you certainly remember this little gem. The storyline was basically a hidden camera that spied on the entire WWE roster and exposed their most private, often funny moments. Millions of fans speculated each week - is it Goldust TV? Golga TV? Some fans even speculated that Chris Jericho, who I believe was still in WCW at the time, had to spell his name Gericho because of copyright issues and this was his storyline! Ahh, we never did find out who it was, if I had to take a wild guess I would say they where going with Goldust TV on this one, sadly GTV died out and we never got to find out for sure.
2.) Just Joe - Poor Joe, all he wanted to do was make some friends backstage but nobody likes a snitch. Joe's gimmick was that he basically had the gossip, the lowdown on everybody else, sadly he didn't make a lot of friends this way. Just Joe was a gimmick that also happened during the "Attitude Era", I'm not sure why this popped in to my head while writing this but it made me laugh, did they really think Just Joe would be over with the fans?
3.) The Union - Wow, in the era of ultra cool factions like DX and the nWo, its suprising to me that Vince McMahon and the WWE brass thought this would be a good idea. The group consisted of Mankind, The Big Show, Ken Shamrock and Test and they where about as uncool as they come, they all carried 2x4's and their gimmick? Uh, I guess they where a bunch of guys, that decided to form a union. I didn't do research but I don't think WWE sold a lot of Union T-Shirts.
4.) WCW's Dreaded White Hummer - Oh no, not the white hummer! This storyline seems a little muddled in my memory, probably because it was WCW and well, everything was muddled. I do remember there was a white hummer that liked to smash in to other cars, the hummer made more then a few appearances on WCW TV. Sadly, we never did find out who was driving it. There was some speculation that it was Eric Bischoff driving it but being WCW, it's not all that surprising they didn't follow up on a storyline.
5.) WCW Sin - and the Fourth Man is....Animal? - WCW Sin was one of WCW's last PPV's and it was a train wreck just like everything else they where doing at the time. For some reason I was always rooting for WCW to get back on top, maybe it's an underdog thing but sadly, they just couldn't figure out an exciting formula for their TV shows or PPV'S. Most people will actually remember this event for Sid breaking his leg in a truly gross fashion, if you don't know what I'm talking about, look it up on Youtube. I however remember it for how laughable it was, they did a storyline where there was a mystery fourth man in the four corners main event match and to say the least, it was a little underwhelming. The match consisted of Sid, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner and to be revealed later in the match....Road Warrior Animal. I'm not sure who thought that would be exciting but at least it was funny.
6.) It Wasn't.....His.....Fault - This story line was a little more recent than the other ones and I kind of liked it. Out of nowhere we saw Gene Snitzky, who seemed like nothing more than a jobber at the time, fighting Kane on Raw in 2004. Snitzky threw Kane on Lita causing her to have an "abortion". Snitzky became a rather decent heel at the time and was quite enjoyable to watch, something about his promos where funny and entertaining. Snitzky ended up drying up a few years later but that...wasn't...his...fault.