Like any year, 2019 has had plenty of ups and downs for WWE, and fans have voiced their happiness and displeasure with the company on their YouTube and social media channels.
There have definitely been some amazing segments throughout the year that WWE fans have loved, while there have also been segments that fans have hated with a passion.
Fans loved it when Becky Lynch became the Raw and SmackDown Women's Champion at WrestleMania, as well as when Kofi Kingston became WWE Champion on the same night.
However, more recently, fans have been voicing their displeasure over the poor booking of the storyline between Rusev, Bobby Lashley, and Lana on Monday Night Raw.
Using lists compiled by Alred Konuwa of Forbes, let's take a look at the top five liked and disliked videos on WWE's YouTube channel in 2019.
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WWE's Top 5 Liked Videos of 2019
1. The Shield say goodbye to Dean Ambrose - 375,000 Likes
The Shield came together one final time in what would turn out to be Dean Ambrose's final appearance for WWE before he left the company. It turned out to be WWE's most liked video on YouTube in 2019.
Taking place after April 8's episode of Raw went off the air, it rightfully deserved to be part of the live broadcast, but it never was going to be since Ambrose was no longer part of WWE's future.
Many fans were sorry to see him go, but happy to also see The Hounds of Justice, arguably WWE's most iconic stable of the past decade, together for one final time.
2. Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley: Arm Wrestling Match - 293,000 Likes
Braun Strowman was on a tear heading into June with some of the stunts he pulled in WWE, but his arm wrestling match with Bobby Lashley really split the fans, as you'll see in the dislikes portion of this list.
This match was a fun one to watch, including Lashley's eyes at the 59-second mark, the chalk being thrown around, as well as his powerslam on Strowman.
It's also easy to see why fans didn't like this match as well, which we'll get into later.
3. The Undertaker comes to Roman Reigns' Aid - 274,000 Likes
After a poor showing at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia the month before, The Undertaker came back with a bang in July to save Roman Reigns from a beat down from Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon.
The save not only kicked off his feud alongside Reigns vs Shane and McIntyre for Extreme Rules later that month, but it also showed WWE fans that The Deadman still has plenty left in the tank for future matches.
4. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins save Dean Ambrose from 4-on-1 beatdown - 255,000 Likes
In February, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins came to the aid of Dean Ambrose in what would be one of the final times WWE fans would see The Shield together.
The music of Rollins and Reigns hit as the two Shield brothers came out to save Ambrose while he was being beaten down by Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Elias.
This was The Big Dog's first night back in WWE after returning from his battle with leukaemia, and it was also the first time The Hounds of Justice trio had been seen in the same ring since Ambrose announced he was leaving WWE.
5. Roman Reigns storms into Shane McMahon’s VIP room - 221,000
In June and during his feud with Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns took down Shane, Drew, and The Revival in his VIP room.
As soon as McIntyre mentioned Reigns' children, The Big Dog was settling for nothing less than a beat down, including delivering a deserving spear to Shane-O-Mac in the middle of the ring.
WWE's Top 5 Disliked Videos of 2019
1. Charlotte Flair Replaces Becky Lynch in Anticipated WrestleMania Match - 73,000 Dislikes
In February, with fans thinking they're going to get a Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey match at WrestleMania, WWE, or Vince McMahon, twisted the dagger by suspending Lynch and replacing her with Charlotte Flair in the match instead.
Charlotte executed her role as a heel to perfection, but once again, the idea that 'Vince knows best' annoyed fans so much that this segment became WWE's most disliked video in 2019.
The Man would rightfully find her way back into the match, and while at the time it was an odd decision, it arguably paid off as it helped Lynch become the first women's double champion and the only woman to hold both Raw and SmackDown Women's titles simultaneously.
2. Seth Rollins hits “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt with a Stomp - 48,000 Dislikes
Fans showed their anger towards WWE for the finish of Seth Rollins vs The Fiend for the Universal Championship at Hell in a Cell in October, which ended in disqualification despite it being a Hell in a Cell match.
WWE would try and clear up the issue the following week by stating the referee came to the decision that Wyatt was unable to continue and he, therefore, stopped the match, but the damage had already been done.
WWE would correct their wrong at Crown Jewel at the end of October with The Fiend winning the Universal title.
3. Brock Lesnar Brutally Attacks Rey Mysterio and his Son - 40,000 Dislikes
In September, Brock Lesnar destroyed Rey Mysterio and his son, Dominick, with multiple F-5s to end an episode of Raw. A lot of fans liked the segment, but it didn't go down well with all fans.
It wasn't that anything bad happened in the ring, but Dominick took a hard bump on the ring apron as he was tossed out of the ring by Lesnar which fans didn't like.
WWE's booking of The Beast was starting to get repetitive as well. Fingers crossed they mix things up a bit for the WWE Champion in 2020.
4. Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley: Arm Wrestling Match - 23,000 Dislikes
We've already talked about why fans liked this match, but it's easy to understand why some fans disliked it too, as gimmick matches, like an Arm Wrestling match, don't always go down well.
Fans have always hoped for better booking for both Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley, and a match like this can sometimes do more harm than good.
Both superstars should be in title pictures, and hopefully, WWE books them that way in the new year.
5. Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan: Gauntlet Match Part 6 - 22,000 Dislikes
Vince McMahon once again interrupted to try and ruin a WrestleMania moment for the fans, this time with Kofi Kingston after he had just won a Gauntlet match to face Daniel Bryan for the WWE title.
Unfortunately, Mr. McMahon threw a wrench in Kofi's WrestleMania plans to the fan's anger when he added Bryan to the Gauntlet Match at the last minute. Bryan would go on to win.
Kingston would find a way back into the WWE title match at WrestleMania and would become WWE Champion, but the roadblock by Vince towards that spot angered fans and it felt unnecessary.
WWE can connect with their fan base when they want to, but they can also do some odd and unusual things with their storylines which causes them to get angry. 2020 should be no different.News Now - Sport News