6 WWE and WCW Wrestlers Who Bloomed Late in Their Careers

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6 WWE and WCW Wrestlers Who Bloomed Late in Their Careers
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WWE fans are always looking for the next great wrestler, hoping for one to emerge onto the big stage and take the company to a new level of brilliance. 

Many are heralded as such a revolutionary figure, but few actually make it.

Most hit a glass ceiling that never allows them to become a consistent member of the main event elite, let alone create a lasting legacy.

These performers often see the audience enthusiasm that surrounded their early career turn into frustration, and then annoyance as they fail—whether their own fault or not—to achieve what was expected of them. Often, this leads to a wrestler losing his way, and finding himself out of the WWE and even out of the wrestling business entirely. 

Yet there are some wrestlers who buck this trend and break into the top echelons of the business at a much later stage in their careers. These athletes often fulfilled different roles in wrestling, then found the gimmick adjustment that suddenly changed the way the audience perceived them. 

Here are 6 classic tales of wrestlers blooming late in their careers:

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