There's simply no excuse for what they've done this time. It's one of the worst pieces of booking I can recall. They've basically ruined any chance of Dolph really getting to be a legitimate main eventer, and this time they've also killed the credibility of AJ and Big E.
This idea that they have to constantly cut people down to size because guys like Lesnar were given too much too fast and bailed is a complete disaster. They've squandered the chance to make so many guys big deals because of it.