WWE posted hundreds of videos on its YouTube channel throughout 2017 but some ended up receiving a lot of thumbs down. Alfred Konuwa, a writer at Forbes, has posted an article of the WWE videos that received the most thumbs down in 2017. Here are the most disliked WWE YouTube videos of 2017:
Reigns declares that WWE is his yard now
Likes: 27,000. Dislikes: 35,000.
Roman Reigns defeated The Undertaker at Wrestlemania but fans weren’t too happy about The Big Dog getting the victory and sending the legendary superstar into retirement. On the WWE Raw episode after Wrestlemania, Reigns made his way to the ring and had just a few words to say. The segment began with lots of boos from the crowd, maybe the most boos ever for a Roman Reigns appearance. The three minute video is mostly boos and chants from the crowd but the loudest boos come when he declares that WWE is his yard now.
Braun Strowman savagely attacks Roman Reigns
Likes: 124,000. Dislikes: 23,000.
The second most disliked WWE YouTube video came the following week when Roman Reigns was speaking about his victory and The Undertaker’s rumored retirement. But his interview was interrupted by Braun Strowman, who ends up flipping the ambulance that Reigns had been taken in after he was attacked.
The attack was the beginning of a feud between Reigns and Strowman, who has gone from being a member of the Wyatt Family to a contender for the WWE Universal Championship in just a year.
Emma can’t wait to reward your patience
Likes: 2,000. Dislikes: 15,000.
This was one of many videos we saw about Emma’s new character, Emmalina. The thousands of dislikes are obvious since things didn’t go well. Fans would continue to click the dislike button as WWE showed more of these videos in the channel and episodes of WWE Raw.
Emmalina finally premieres
Likes: 8,000. Dislikes: 15,000.
Emmalina finally makes an appearance on WWE Raw and mentions that fans have waited 17 weeks for the makeover. That’s a long wait but fans appeared to be happy as she was finally back to compete in the women’s division. The return left plenty of questions among everyone as Emmalina announces that we will now see the return of Emma in the same segment. So much videos just for this? Very disappointing return and things would continue to get worse. Emmalina returned as Emma and would later compete in matches against Asuka. That’s good news right? Nope, she was released just a few days after her second match against Asuka.
You won’t want to miss Emmalina’s premiere
Likes: 1,000. Dislikes: 11,000.
Three of the top five most disliked videos for the WWE Raw brand involve Emmalina. The wait was extremely long and fans were just tired of waiting for her return. Then after the return, all they get is that she will be back but as Emma. This video has the least dislikes of the five but the dislike percentage is strong when you see that it only has 1,000 likes.
Here are the most disliked videos for the WWE SmackDown brand:
John Cena vs. Jinder Mahal
Likes: 29,000. Dislikes: 11,000.
The thousands of dislikes on this video could be due to several reasons. Mahal is the WWE Champion and not everyone was happy about that, John Cena is competing against the champion after making several returns throughout the year, and Corbin losing his opportunity to become the WWE Champion.
It was interesting to see Corbin win the Money in the Bank briefcase but then everyone saw him become one of the few superstars to ever fail at cashing in. Corbin did become the WWE US Champion shortly after that but that run didn’t last very long.
Witness Jinder Mahal’s Punjabi Celebration
Likes: 58,000. Dislikes: 7,000.
A nice celebration for the new WWE Champion but fans weren’t happy about his victory. The video does have 58,000 likes but the 7,000 dislikes are enough to rank it second for WWE SmackDown.
WWE Championship No. 1 Contender Six-Pack Challenge
Likes: 30,000. Dislikes: 7,000.
Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Sami Zayn, Mojo Rawley, Dolph Ziggler and Jinder Mahal all made this match an interesting one. There wasn’t a clear favorite here but the result still ended up being a shocking one. This was the start of Mahal’s title run, which came out of nowhere.
AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal
Likes: 23,000. Dislikes: 5,000.
This was before Jinder Mahal’s surprising WWE Championship victory but the dislikes had already started. Mahal would go on to win this match after interference from Kevin Owens, who was going to face AJ Styles later that week.
John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Likes: 46,000 Dislikes: 5,000.
A solid match, not really sure why this was disliked 5,000 times. Maybe it was Cena fans hoping for another title match in which he would have the opportunity to become a 17 time WWE Champion. Many of us thought Nakamura was going to win the WWE Championship after this but we were wrong.