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Life Perspective | 15 Super Talented Wrestlers Whose Careers Were Destroyed By Vince McMahon | Part2

Life Perspective | 15 Super Talented Wrestlers Whose Careers Were Destroyed By Vince McMahon | Part2


15 Super Talented Wrestlers Whose Careers
Were Destroyed By Vince McMahon. Originally starting off as a show where up-and-coming
talent could showcase their abilities in an attempt to get a contract with the WWE, NXT
eventually became a promotion on its own for rising talent, and it’s quickly become a
force in the wrestling industry. A huge number of today’s current superstars
made their way through the NXT ranks, and the NXT roster, in its current state, remains
stacked full of budding talent. We’ve seen so many wrestlers come up into
the WWE from NXT and make a huge impression on fans from the get-go, but unfortunately,
some wrestlers have struggled to find any sort of footing after being called to the
main roster. The names on this list are comprised of those
wrestlers who had all the promise in the world but have yet to do anything with their immense
amount of talent. Whether they’re dealing with injuries or
a lack of a major push from the powers-that-be, these superstars have yet to achieve what
many fans felt they were destined for. These performers were once red-hot prospects
but have since become an afterthought in the minds of fans. Of course, there’s always time in a person’s
career for him or her to make a comeback, so we remain hopeful that, one day, these
15 performers will eventually find the success that we all expected them to gain. Until then, though, they’ll remain on this
list as some of the biggest NXT call-ups who were squashed by Vince McMahon. 9. Bo Dallas. Seth Rollins, Big E, Neville, Kevin Owens,
Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Shinsuke Nakamura have all been NXT Champions who’ve gone
on to do incredible things on the WWE main roster. With such a prestigious group of names, looking
through the history of the belt might leave some confused to see the name “Bo Dallas”
appear. Nevertheless, during his time in NXT, Bo Dallas
was long considered the next big thing in wrestling, and his time on the main roster
has been almost embarrassing to watch. He’s an incredibly talented performer who’s
been given one of the most annoying gimmicks to watch on television. Things simply haven’t panned out for the
talented wrestler, and he’s currently playing second fiddle to The Miz, along with Curtis
Axel. Maybe Bo Dallas will achieve the level of
success that many had anticipated, but for now, we can’t help but wonder what could’ve
been for this superstar. 10. The Vaudevillains. It’s hard to imagine that the gimmick of
The Vaudevillains was going to have a huge impact on the WWE main roster, but they were
popular enough on NXT to generate some buzz when they finally got the call-up. Comprised of wrestlers Simon Gotch and Aiden
English, The Vaudevillains produced one of the more unique gimmicks in recent tag team
memory, and there was enough skill between the two of them to make them a potential force
on the main roster. Unfortunately, The Vaudevillains were a massive
flop in the WWE, and Simon Gotch has since returned to the independent wrestling scene
to perform under the ring name “Simon Grimm.” Aiden English still remains on the main roster,
and we’re curious to see what’s going to end up happening with his character in
the long run. Hopefully, he’ll be able to achieve more
success than he had during his partnering with Simon Gotch. 11. Bayley. How is it possible that at this point in her
career, Bayley hasn’t completely taken over the WWE Women’s Division? In her NXT days, Bayley was not only a fan
favorite but was also one of the most talented performers on the overall roster. Don’t believe us? Just go ahead and rewatch her match with Sasha
Banks from NXT Takeover Brooklyn where the duo put on arguably one of the top wrestling
matches of the year. Expectations were at an all-time high when
Bayley finally made her way into the WWE, and at every turn, the company seems to have
done everything in its power to negatively impact her career. She dropped the belt to Alexa Bliss at her
hometown of San Jose, California, and things haven’t looked good for her ever since. She’s currently recovering from an injury,
and people are hopeful that upon her return, she’ll receive the push that she’s been
due for a very long time. 12. Lana. As a manager playing the love interest of
her real-life husband Rusev, Lana quickly became a fan-favorite with in the WWE Universe. She’s a beautiful woman who played the heel
manager role to perfection, not unlike Sunny had done a few decades ago. Recently, the company elected to give her
a push as a wrestler, and needless to say, things haven’t gone according to plan for
the young lady. Each match that she’s participated in has
effectively been a squash match, and she’s shown that she could use plenty more time
to harness her skills inside the ring. Unfortunately, because her matches have gone
so poorly, the WWE Universe has very little interest in seeing her perform as a wrestler
again and would much prefer to see her back as the heel manager for her husband, Rusev. Rumors have swirled recently that the duo
is looking to exit the company, but hopefully, this isn’t the case, as they possess great
talent, especially when paired together. 13. Tyler Breeze. While you could argue that his gimmick is
more of a been-there-done-that type of deal, you have to give Tyler Breeze some credit
because back in his NXT days, he was a very popular performer, and many people were eagerly
anticipating his call-up to the main roster. Unfortunately, as a solo performer, Breeze
has done next to nothing during his time in the WWE, and had it not been for a recent
resurgence with teammate Fandango, he could easily be considered one of the biggest busts
in the company’s history. The team of Breezango has done an excellent
job in providing comedic relief when they get the opportunity to appear in front of
the camera, but we can’t help but wonder what would’ve happened had Breeze received
the proper push upon his arrival into the WWE. Hopefully, one day, this talented performer
will get a second opportunity to prove himself as a talented singles performer. 14. Curtis Axel. As the son of wrestler Curt Henning, better
known by his ring name, “Mr. Perfect,” you’d expect a next generation Superstar
like Curtis Axel to receive an incredible push during his time in the WWE, but alas,
this hasn’t been the case for the star. For whatever reason, be it the company’s
untimely decisions for his booking or their lack of faith in Axel as a performer, it seems
that his talents have completely gone to waste inside of the company. While you could argue that being a one-time
WWE Tag Team Champion and a one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion would be enough to say you’ve had
a successful career, in the grand scheme of things, Curtis Axel has been little more than
a blip on the radar. He’s currently playing second fiddle to
The Miz along with fellow wrestler Bo Dallas, who will no doubt make an appearance later
on this list. While he seems to be a great company guy,
perhaps Axel would be best off finding work in another promotion like Ring of Honor or
New Japan Pro Wrestling. 15. Erick Rowan. Considering all of the success that each member
of the Wyatt Family has achieved during their time in the WWE, you really have to feel bad
for Erick Rowan. Obviously, Bray Wyatt has been the most successful,
eventually winning the WWE Heavyweight Championship, and Luke Harper has done very well for himself
as well. Braun Strowman looks to be the next big thing,
and Randy Orton‘s short time with the Wyatt Family, while seemingly odd at the time, further
added to the fact that the members of the family have had very successful careers so
far. Then, there’s the case of wrestler Erick
Rowan. Rowan was a one-time WWE NXT Tag Team Champion
with Wyatt Family member Luke Harper, but his time on the main roster has been an incredible
disappointment in comparison to his brothers. So far, his biggest career achievement is
winning a Slammy Award for Match of the Year, but this came in a team-versus-team match
in 2014 and not as a singles competitor. There’s still time for Rowan to receive
a solid push, and we’re hoping that he isn’t completely buried.

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