What if?

Hi Scott,


Is this full-on hate for Reigns' push to the main event unprecedented?

In a 'what if?' scenario, what matches/angles/push of the past do you think would have been met with such fervour and condemnation if the internet was around (so basically thinking pre 90's)?

​If you read really old Observers, Bob Backlund was met with disdain by Dave and his readers all the time.  ​Backlund defending the title against, say, random Samoans near the end of his reign was pretty much buried and ridiculed on a weekly basis.  When will they learn that a collegiate champion wrestler World champion defending against a Samoan WILL NEVER WORK?!