WWE should have built the Extreme Rules Asylum Match completely differently

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It is common knowledge that Vince McMahon and his creative team at WWE are no strangers to poor bookings.

Whether it be a singles competitor, a tag team or representative from the Women's Division, the company continues to fail to let WWE superstars live up to their true potential.

This has become apparent most recently during the ongoing feud which has been promoted between WWE legend Chris Jericho and the fresh-faced Dean Ambrose.


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For many members of the WWE Universe, the rivalry between these two popular wrestlers has a huge degree of potential.

Chris Jericho has proven himself to be a genuinely worthy heel, but his feud with Dean Ambrose has meant any glimpse of him showing this has been quickly forgotten about.

Bad joke

Whilst limiting a story line which has so much potential is not a new technique for WWE, turning it into a literal comedy of errors is simply embarrassing for those involved.

The Ambrose and Jericho rivalry has become best-known for its inclusion of Ambrose's potted plant; Mitch, both wrestlers' talk shows and Jericho's infamous light-up jacket.

This is infuriating to followers of professional wrestling, who are paying over the odds to witness meaningless gimmicks week-in, week-out.

A feud worthy of so much has therefore suffered at the hands of the company's creative team and has culminated in the announcement of the first-ever WWE Asylum Match at Extreme Rules.

Whilst this news was revealed during last night's episode of Monday Night Raw, the finer details of the bout have not yet been made clear.

At present all members of the WWE Universe are aware of is that the match will involve a steel cage and a series of weapons which unfortunately includes, yet again, a potted plant.

Better option

This bringing together of wrestlers from both past and present should have been pushed in a way which demonstrated genuine hatred between both WWE superstars.

Although both men have exchanged their disgust for one another verbally, backing this up with the inclusion of tearing up an item of clothing simply hindered any real meaning of a verbal exchange.

WWE should have presented something a lot darker in relation to this feud with incorporating a serious-injury angle seeming the simplest and most effective of options.

The company should have taken out the irrelevant additions and centred the rivalry around a serious and memorable event in order to maintain focus for fans.

Ultimately, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho will wrestle in the company's first-ever Asylum Match which should be full of brutality and hatred, but will instead be expected to be quite the opposite. 

WWE have wasted an incredible opportunity here and have unfortunately done so in the most ridiculous way possible as followers of professional wrestling will forever remember this feud for nothing other than Mitch, the potted plant. 

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