WWE is no stranger to cross-promotion and they did it again at WrestleMania Backlash. The company partnered with Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead, the sponsor for the event, and they introduced zombies into the mix. This was not a winning recipe for fans.
The Miz was injured in that match, and that is not good at all. The match was also pre-taped, so WWE knew what they had to work with before even airing it on the pay-per-view.
The New York Post came down on WWE in a big way over their inclusion of zombies at WrestleMania Backlash. It was said that the zombies were a “cheap plug” and “one of the company’s worst ideas” ever.
WWE sure knows how to put a damper on a good thing.
WrestleMania Backlash continued a recent string of WWE pay-per-view filled with great matches and compelling stories, but many will remember this one for the terrible, cheap-plug zombies. Thankfully the actual wrestling was good enough to stop one of the company’s worst ideas from truly dragging the show into the muck.
WWE has put a lot of questionable ideas on television from crucifying Stephanie McMahon to having Mae Young give birth to a hand. All of those things, and so many more, were compared to the zombie invasion at WrestleMania Backlash. We just have to wonder if any of those zombies was supposed to be Katie Vick.
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