Over the years, there have been a staggering amount of wrestlers employed within WWE. From Hornswoggle to Giant Gonzales, every one has made an impact, no matter how small.
There have been many great Superstars, and in this slideshow, I will show which ones were the best; that is, without winning a WWE Championship or a World Heavyweight Championship.
William Regal was, and still is, very talented. He always shows up to compete, and he puts on a great show. Two years ago, in the washed-up ECW, Regal was in a feud with Christian for the ECW Championship. Even though he probably knew it didn't matter, he always looked like he wanted and had desire for the ECW title.
Goldust is another very talented Superstar. His gimmick may be very over-the-top, but he plays it to perfection. He finally got a push after so long, going after Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Championship.
Paul Orndoff was, simply, the epitome of "heel". Many believe that if he would've taken the title off of Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 2 would've been much more successful.
Shelton Benjamin was a member of one of the greatest tag teams of the decade, aptly named "The World's Greatest Tag Team" with Charlie Haas. He was booked as the best pure athlete in the WWE, and I don't think anyone would disagree.
In his era, the creative writers at WWE didn't care so much about selling tickets. They usually gave the title to someone who deserved it.
Except for one Superstar.
Jake "The Snake" Roberts, as a heel was the most feared man in the WWE. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine The Undertaker trying to take the title off of The Snake.
That's what I thought.
The epitome of cocky heel.
His gimmick has been re-imagined so many times over the years, it really shows just how good he was compared with the cocky heels of today.
As long as he was booked strong (and instead of Sgt. Slaughter at Wrestlemania VII), he would have been monstrously successful.
When you're as popular as Hulk Hogan during Hulkamania, you know you deserve a World Title.
That's exactly what it was like for Ricky Steamboat. During this time he was cheered as much (or more) as Hulk Hogan. If I haven't made it clear yet, the fans loved him.
However, people wondered if he was charismatic enough to be champ, and this, I believe, is what prevented him from getting an opportunity.
I know, I know. He's not done yet.
However, at this stage in his career, there's really no upside. He's returning, hopefully in time for Wrestlemania, and it is popular belief that he will join Edge and Alberto Del Rio's title match. Sounds good, right.
Well, yes and no. His main problem is that he left WWE for TNA. If you do that, you simply won't get pushed, and it pains me to say this, but he won't be champion.
By the way, the ECW championship doesn't count.
This man, in my opinion, was just as talented as his big brother. He could go toe-to-toe with any superstar in WWE ever.
However, he just didn't have the mic skills or charisma that Bret had, and his career suffered without it.
We may never know what might have happened had he not passed tragically a few years back.
This, unlike any of the other Superstars on the list, was not WWE's doing.
He really didn't have any opportunities that wouldn't have been better with someone else; for example, Ultimate Warrior was the right choice to take the title off of Hulk Hogan when his popularity began to wane, but you never know what might have happened had Mr. Perfect became WWE Champion.
This was perhaps the most surprising choice by the WWE not to make a champion. He was, without a doubt, the most popular Superstar in the United Kingdom, who made up a large portion of WWE's audience. The British Bulldog would have brought in cash by the second.
He had the charisma, mic skills, and in-ring work to make it in WWE.
Razor Ramon, without a doubt, deserved to be WWE Champion. He was popular, over, and drew huge heat.
However, in my humble opinion, Razor Ramon was better for not becoming champion. Being Intercontinental Champion allowed him to speak more freely and work in the ring more freely, and the fans really enjoyed it.
"Everybody's got a price."
However, it seems that everyone except WWE has a price, because Ted DiBiase, Sr. couldn't catch a break.
Perhaps the most famous feud of all time happened when Andre the Giant turned on Hulk Hogan, capturing the WWE Championship, and "awarding" it to the Million Dollar Man.
However, it didn't really count, and Million Dollar man (no pun intended) paid the price.
It wasn't Hulk Hogan who started Hulkamania. It was Roddy Piper.
Their feud propelled Hulk Hogan to the heights that he achieved, and in the aftermath, Roddy Piper was kind of forgotten.
Thank God for B/R readers who know different.
As my first official rankings slide, I appreciate any questions, comments, and constructive criticism. But keep it nice.