WWE Faces Headache Of Similar Characters

Recent reports claim that Bray Wyatt is rumored to face the Undertaker at WrestleMania 31, but WWE is continuing a trend of booking similarly strange or supernatural characters against one another. It’s a formula for disaster.

One of the most common mistakes WWE fans make is to assume that similar characters make for a dream feud against each other. This couldn’t be any farther from the truth, especially when it comes to unique, dark characters like Wyatt and the Undertaker.

Once pitted against each other to resolve a conflict, the premise becomes even stranger than the characters themselves, ultimately exposing both combatants as hokey or distant from common logic.

Throughout their storied history, the Undertaker against Kane has been a hit-or-miss feud—but one with far more misses than hits.

A feud that hasn’t felt fresh since its inception in the late 90s, these story lines have seen everything from Kane being set on fire to Undertaker getting zapped by an urn.

So much talk of death, demons, hellfire and brimstone made this feud a better fit for the rapture than an episode or Raw.

The same theme has played out among other similar characters, most famously during the long-awaited feud between The Legion of Doom and Demolition.

To capitalize on the face-painted popularity of the Road Warriors during the late 80s, WWE created Demolition, equipped with similar face paint, shoulder pads and noisy promos.

As the team continued to gain momentum, fans clamored for what was thought to be a dream match between the tag teams.

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