WWE must stick to its stipulations after backtracking in 2016 so far

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WWE have been making a serious error with regard to announcements made to its fans for some time now, and it simply must be rectified.

Prior to the biggest event on the professional wrestling calendar, WrestleMania 32, the company had seemingly made it clear which was to be the biggest match of the night.

WrestleMania 32 

The legendary Undertaker was set to take on Shane McMahon in a Hell In A Cell match which was made even more interesting by the serious stipulation which was put in place.


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Vince McMahon announced that if his son were to win the bout, he would gain control of Monday Night Raw for the foreseeable future and if The Phenom were to lose, he would be forced into retirement.

This stipulation brought about a huge amount of excitement amongst members of the WWE Universe, with two wrestlers of the past being brought into the present on such a big stage in an immensely important match.

Following a dramatic encounter between the two, followers of WWE have unfortunately witnessed the company not exactly being true to their word.

Whilst The Undertaker emerged victorious from the match, which would supposedly imply WWE fans could look forward to seeing more of him following it, he has been nowhere to be seen following WrestleMania 32.

Monday Night Raw 

Combine this with the fact that Shane McMahon has been in charge of Monday Night Raw for every episode since the biggest event of the year and it is easy to see why WWE fans are outraged at such an important stipulation being simply ignored.

Whilst Shane provides a degree of welcome entertainment whilst enjoying his role of being in charge of Raw, it makes his match with The Undertaker seem pointless.

Although this may seem strong as any match with The Undertaker is more often than not of huge importance, the company not sticking to their word only makes it difficult for fans to be interested anything relating to it.

When The Undertaker secured his win at WrestleMania 32, WWE fans across the globe will have found comfort in the thought of seeing him on their television screens in the near future.

His absence, therefore, has proved even more frustrating as it gives the impression that Vince McMahon and his creative team cannot be bothered to produce something worthwhile for their devoted fans to invest in.

If this is to be the case, the idea of Vince McMahon announcing at the Payback pay-per-view event this coming Sunday night who is to be in charge of Raw going forward is not something fans should be too excited about.

If the CEO of the company reveals Stephanie McMahon and her husband Triple H as the controllers of the programme, there is little chance that this would not involve some form of interference by Shane McMahon in the near future.

Ultimately, WWE fans so far in 2016 have been given good reason to be heavily invested in the business but it is mistakes like these which make the company too easy to criticise and even harder to be interested in. 

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