9 Acts Who Went from Super Cool to Super Fool

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9 Acts Who Went from Super Cool to Super Fool
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To most of the outside world, professional wrestling isn’t cool.

Actually, to most, it's very un-cool.

Overall, it’s probably somewhere between NASCAR and Star Trek reruns in terms of social acceptance.

But that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been a lot of great acts who made it cool to watch the sport over the years. Especially during the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling and Attitude Eras, wrestling transcended its devoted fanbase, and became a part of mainstream entertainment. In the late '90s, you couldn't go anywhere without seeing a few Austin 3:16 and NWO T-shirts. 

As almost every entertainer knows, though, you can’t be cool forever. Even huge stars like Elvis, Tom Cruise and Michael Jackson all fell from great heights in their time. 

Wrestling has also had its share of acts that went from hot to embarrassing in a matter of years. This list leaves off talent who had personal troubles which made them embarrassing to watch (Jake Roberts, Scott Hall), and focuses on those who could seemingly do no wrong... until they did. 

Here is a list of wrestlers that set the world on fire, and then just made us embarrassed to watch. 

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