Survivor Series has come and gone, and Roman Reigns finishes on top of the tournament and wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose in the final. Triple H comes down to the ring to congratulate him, Reigns spears him, but then Sheamus sneaks up behind The Big Dog and Brogue Kicks him.
The Celtic Warrior pins him after another Brogue Kick. One two three, Sheamus is the new champion.
This is the worst decision the WWE has made in the last year, or quite possibly, ever.
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The company had so many avenues which it could go down once former champion Seth Rollins was counted out for six to nine months with injuries as he tore his ACL, MCL, and meniscus during a live event in Dublin, Ireland.
At least one of the former Shield brothers should have turned heel, and it would have created a much more dynamic storyline because of their previous relationship, rather than Reigns having beef with The Celtic Warrior because he took the title away from him when he let his guard down stupidly.
They picked probably one of the most predictable and annoying angles for fans to see during this rough time for the company. Yes, Sheamus was the Money in the Bank holder so he was going to cash it in at one point, but it shouldn't have been last night.
A report by Cageside Seats says: "According to the Observer, the decision on who would win the WWE world heavyweight title at Survivor Series last night wasn't made until late, with debate going on the day of the show."
This kind of commitment to a storyline is unacceptable during a time in the WWE when they're trying to bring fans back on their side. Raw viewings numbers have been yo-yoing poorly for the majority of the year and this decision isn't going to help.
I expect there to be a different champion by at least the Royal Rumble next year, because if Sheamus is the champion heading into WrestleMania season, be honest, how many of you are going to be excited to see him in the main event of the show in Dallas come April?
I certainly won't be.