WWE’s efforts to put on a spine-tingling House of Horrors match at the recent Payback event probably backfired more than they would have liked.
Granted, it was probably the best way to finally end the underwhelming feud between Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton but even after being thrown around the creepy house, it took help from the Singh Brothers and Jinder Mahal to finally have The Eater of Worlds pick up a key pay-per-view victory.
HOUSE OF HORRORS
That doesn't help him in the slightest.
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Eagle-eyed fans obviously spotted the mistakes, though, from how it was dark when it shouldn’t have been, to how quickly they managed to get back into the arena.
In fact, it seems like The Viper looked to have stopped for a shave before coming to the arena after the beat down he suffered.
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They insulted the fans’ intelligence, and it’s something they probably won’t revisit – nobody really wants to see frying pans and refrigerators fly around a kitchen where two grown men are fighting.
It seems as if one particular WWE employee didn’t like it either, as Hall of Famer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler revealed his thoughts on what went down on Sunday night.
Speaking on his podcast, Dinner with The King, Lawler revealed that he was genuinely excited for this match because of his love for horror movies.
He said: “I was so looking forward to the House of Horrors match because I’m such a big horror movie fan. I’m such a fan of these kind of things. I was really, really excited about this.”
There were certainly numerous questionable moments that took place, such as the frying pan and refrigerator mentioned above, along with the use of baby dolls hanging from the ceiling – another thing Lawler wasn’t a huge fan of.
He added: “The WWE, they have the opportunity and they have the people to put together some really great special effects. I guess my problem was I got my expectations up too high.
“I guess I expected more scary stuff. I’m not scared of baby dolls.”
There’s no denying that production-wise, WWE can do it better than anyone. However, it doesn’t help the situation when they didn’t have much of an idea as to what they’re doing with the match and even sent a survey out asking what fans would like to see.
While it doesn’t mean it can’t happen again, this wasn’t executed greatly and it’ll live long in the memory of WWE fans; albeit for the wrong reasons.
What did you make of the House of Horrors match at Payback? Have YOUR say in the comments section below and the second episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here! Check out the inside info from our coverage in Orlando. https://soundcloud.com/user-818579649/givemesport-inside-wrestlemania-33
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