Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: May 2014
Location: The Channels
Re: Undertaker should have ended 21-1(or 24-1) or 23-2?
I agree with you in the sense that it would have heightened the drama of the moment, but maybe to a sensational and unbearable level (imagine combining the emotion of last night with the shock of Lesnar breaking the streak).
One thing that kind of "audience trauma" would have done is ABSOLUTELY necessitated a Reigns heel turn.
They came away from last night with a disdain born from inevitability (a very typical emotion where Reigns is concerned), which delusional bookers can interpret along the lines of their current thinking: "Any reaction is good reaction".
Now imagine if taker lost the streak AND retired last night:
Reigns would come out tonight and they COULD mute the crowd, but that wouldn't do ANYTHING about the people in the front row, not just giving a placid boos and thumbs down, but violently gesturing, and CLEARLY mouthing "FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU!" Basically the more hyperbolic posters on this forum in physical form (and this may happen anyway).
All of that would cause people to blame ROMAN (rather than time and aging) for Taker retiring, completely forgetting that the show is a work, and become not just disdainful, but hateful.
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