WWE guys that didn't reach there full potential. These are guys that could have been the face of the company or pretty much just missed out on a big rub. Some of these guys went on to have a pretty good career elsewhere but never made it big in WWE at a point they should have been. Most involving guys in tragic events. Other that just missed out on getting pushed to the moon. And others that where just overshadowed by other guys during the period of time.
Scott Steiner had a major run in WCW towards its end as a monster heel. That when he debuted in WWE I thought man this might have a good run. But he just didn't work as a fate. His WWE run was known more in my eyes as a botch filled. He really didn't do nothing in his run but feud with Triple H which made me stop watching wrestling for some time. His run was definately one to forget on what could have been turned into something very bad.
Brian Pillman was a great athlete and could really work in the ring. His loose cannon gimmick could have really went far because he played the character so well. Him and Austin interaction was real good idea especially with there past. I think Pillman never would have been a WWE champ but I think he would have been one of them heels that could have been around for a long time in upper mid card. Unfortunately he passed away in late 1997. What could have been never would know but he never got a chance in WWE.
DDP debuting as the Stalker to Taker's wife was a real shock. I mean DDP as a stalker was weird but Taker vs DDP feud was very intruging on paper. But man this was a huge flop the match showed DDP running the whole match and was really a one sided feud. Then they made DDP a motivational speaker or something I tend to try to forget on purpose. They really dropped the ball with DDP could have had a battle of the Diamond Cutter vs Stunner Austin vs DDP and Austin vs Rock. But tended to do either he had a run with. I know he was pretty old when he came to WWE since he started his career late. But still could have atleast had a decent run.
The British Bulldog could definatly work just google Bret Hart vs Bulldog from Summerslam 1992. He had the look WWE likes when it comes to pushing guys. But Vince McMahon tryed several times but he just couldn't get over with the American fans. As a heel or a face he just never got over. They tryed so many times but it never worked. Jim Ross said " how many times can you try to get a guy over sometimes it isn't meant to be". Yes Bulldog should have been a bigger part of WWE but he couldn't get over.
He left WCW where he had some pretty good success but never really could carry the load like a Flair could. So Vince signed him to WBF which was a big flop ala the XFL. Lex Luger was gonna become the "next Hogan" for Vince McMahon. They had him slam Yokozuna and really went all out to make him there top guy. Having the Lex Express and all kinds of campaigning things. But at Royal Rumble Bret and Luger won Bret was more over. And Luger would go on to lose at Wrestlemania X and his push would die and his WWE career. Maybe shouldn't have made the list but what they wanted him to be is the reason he did.
Yes Rick Rude had some success in WWE. Being a Intercontinetal Champion but I still think he didn't reach his full potential. Some may wonder why he made the list but I think he could have been a great heel World Champion. Either way Rick Rude was a legend no doubt and awesome heel.
It is kinda crazy how Curt Henning aka Mr Perfect wasn't a bigger star. Dude could go in the ring, he had great charisma , and had a good gimmick going for him. It is crazy he didn't get a run especially with the classic's him and Bret could put on. One of my favorites of all time and really could have been bigger than what he was even though he was simply Perfect.
I can't believe this guy didn't WIN a world title during the Hogan era. He was a perfect heel to feud with Hogan and should have had a long feud with him. But being that Hogan was so untouchable and that im sure he would have cryed about losing to Ted who was a great in ring techinican and was amazing on the mic. One of the top heels of all time and his character was great to go against a Hogan. Much more could have been done with Ted Dibiase than what was.
I would have put him at number 1 but he had a very good run when he was there. Almost left him off the list but when thinking about it he should definatly be on it. He was suppose to be the guy after Austin and Rock to carry the company which he did him and Kurt Angle( who almost made the list himself). But really this guy was built up so fast and was made into such a monster. But he decided he wanted to try NFL which was a huge flop. Luckly for him he found himself a nice career in UFC. But WWE really took a hit when he decided he was done with pro wrestling and I am sure he would still be a dominate force and face of company right now in WWE.
Owen Hart what a sad story. Owen could have easily been a star but many things got in the way. They could have capatalized on the Montreal Screwjob but they dropped the ball on him bad. He should have been pushed from the start he had a decent push vs Bret then vs Austin but never a good single push. He could of really been a long term top main eventer but tragicity struck like most guys on the list.