- Bayley, This is your Life
- Racist Mahal
- Sister Abigail
- Jason Jordan revealed as Kurt Angle’s son
AND YOUR WINNER IS…
Bayley, This is Your Life
So let’s recap some of the nominees in this one. We had an Indian-Canadian man complain about racism and proceed to make racist remarks about a Japanese man on an American television show to build up their world championship match. We had a man dress in drag to portray the spirit of his dead sister and the voiceover sounded like a 90s cartoon villain. We also had a superstar re-packaged as Kurt Angle’s son in the “reality era” where no one believed this for a moment. The crazy thing is this stupid idea could have worked if they brought over the American Alpha team and yes Jordan is still Angle’s son but Kurt grows more enamored by Gable throughout the year building to a split and a feud between Jordan and Angle Gable.
Nonetheless, despite all that terrible TV time I watched, one segment blew them away. It was the Alexa Bliss presents Bayley, This is Your Life. It is once again bankrupt of creativity because they took a segment that worked in 1999 and continue to redo it on TV assuming the characters can be interchangeable. New flash, The Rock and Mick Foley are not interchangeable and it proves how the two men made a terrible scripted segment legendary because of their “it” factor–I digress. Alexa Bliss was fine on the mic in this one and did all she could to carry this segment but her surrounding company, who appeared to be hired actors who don’t watch wrestling brought this a level below cringe–which is change the channel and never come back. They made fun of Bayley for being childlike, naive, a wrestling fan, innocent and unable to be an aggressive superstar leading to their Kendo-stick on a pole match at Extreme Rules. The outcome after all this? Alexa was right as Bayley was booked to identify with all these criticisms. The segment was terrible and fans booed the entire segment and at the end of it Alexa stood tall as Bayley was made to look even worse. Clearly according to WWE; Bayley, This is your life!