WWE's 7 Worst Cases of Mishandled Developmental Prospects

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WWE's 7 Worst Cases of Mishandled Developmental Prospects
Colt Cabana as Scotty Goldman (Photo by WWE)

Let's face it, as much as WWE's developmental system has turned around under Triple H, and as much as I think yesterday's opening of the WWE Performance Center is a game changer, there were reasons to be hesitant.

Too many guys were called up too soon, either before they were ready as performers, or when they were ready as performers but before WWE had a role for them.

Too many guys were left in the developmental stage forever, even if they were seen as great talents by both fans and the WWE office alike.

Too many guys who were clearly ready got fired.

And too many guys were ready and called up, but were given the stupidest gimmick possible.

In light of the success of The Shield, The Wyatt Family, and so on, I think we all have reasons to have a positive outlook.  Still, there are plenty of reasons to have reservations based on previous experiences.  In no particular order, here are some of the biggest blunders WWE has made with top developmental talent.

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