When WWE get it right first time, it's magic. One only need to look to NXT in recent years for the sort of debuts that were truly out-of-the-box awesome to know and feel an emotion sadly currently lacking in the Empty Arena Era.
To the strains of a "Glorious" theme, Bobby Roode had an It Factor TNA had worked to fabricate for years. In 2017, "ADAM COLE BAY BAY" echoed throughout the Barclays Center from a Brooklyn crowd barely removed the former ROH star's debut and formation of The Undisputed Era alongside Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish. Shinsuke Nakamura's TakeOver: Dallas maiden entrance and match was perhaps the WWE debut perfected - it's since come to represent the peak of a run perpetually perforated by just how spectacular his arrival was.
There are sadly more catastrophes to oppose these rampant success stories, but there's something to be said for a first draft going so poorly that fans simply erase it from their memories. WWE's cockeyed creative machine has made a lie of yet another adage - you can get a second chance to make a first impression, as long as the majority of fans have forgotten your initial effort...
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