9. Closing The Final Chapter Of The Undertaker
WWE decided to come full circle this year, by officially retiring the Undertaker at the 2020 Survivor Series; an event where The Phenom first debuted, three decades ago in 1990. A live crowd would have not only gone wild when the Deadman’s bells began to toll, but also when he took a knee at the end, and a hologram of Paul Bearer appeared. Still gives me goosebumps as I write.
8. Miro Debuts in AEW
Black Wednesday will forever go down as one of the darkest and saddest days in the WWE when the company laid and furloughed a slew of talent, writers, and producers due to COVID-19. One of those superstars was Rusev, where fans and wrestling journalists alike were shocked at the WWE’s move to axe this incredible talent. Still, this could’ve been a blessing in disguise, because as one door closed, another opened, and Miro debuted on AEW, much to the surprise of everyone in the wrestling community in September of this year.
7. Alexa Bliss Turns Heel
This storyline has been a fantastic watch, as WWE fans saw a very slow transformation of smart and sassy Alexa Bliss turn into the child-like and sadistic sidekick for Bray Wyatt and his Fiend alter ego. Hints of Bliss’ turn had occurred throughout the summer, and the connection between Wyatt and Bliss first became a thing she made a guest appearance in the Braun Strowman versus Fiend “Swamp Fight” during Extreme Rules in July. Alas, over weeks following, the Fiend managed to corner Bliss in the ring, and after that, Alexa started acting “weird”. Had she turned heel? It was hard to say, until the September 11th edition SmackDown when she laid Wyatt’s “Sister Abigail” finisher on her then-BFF, Nikki Cross.