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15 Worst Wrestling Legacy Failures

It must be rough growing up with a legend in your family. Rougher when you choose to head into the family business. With the big boom expansion period of the late seventies and early eighties, more and more children of wrestlers grew up seeing their fathers bringing much better than viable money into the home. Couple that with name recognition and the possibility to make even more money than their parents did and you have a slew of kids heading into the wrestling business to try and make a name for themselves.

We all know some of the greatest second and third generation superstars - Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Eddie Guerrero, the Rock, along with current stars like Charlotte and Paige. But while diamonds like Charlotte might be forever, there are plenty of duds in the pile too. Clearly, all of the legacy children get their shots because of their lineage but the ones that don't cut the mustard fall as hard as any jabroni.

Whether it has been poor booking decisions over years, or they couldn't master their craft they way their elders could, here are 15 wrestlers who have failed and are failing their legacy.

15 David Flair

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14 Nattie Neidhart

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13 Horace Hogan

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12 Scott Putski

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11 Brian Christopher

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10 David Sammartino

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9 Shawn Stasiak

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8 Richie Steamboat

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7 Sim Snuka

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6 Ted DiBiase, Jr.

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5 Erik Watts

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4 Teddy Hart

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3 Stardust

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2 Curtis Axel

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1 Bray Wyatt

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Our number one is more Vince McMahon's fault for Bray not getting over. Wyatt has done a remarkable job playing the character. But for some reason, McMahon has failed to pull the trigger on the grandson of Blackjack Mulligan / son of Michael Rotunda / nephew of Barry and Kendall Windham. The guy gets tremendous reactions and whenever the Wyatts are pitted against some other group, the crowds go insane (see the recent League of Nations altercation). But until the big boss decides to hear the cheers of the crowd, Wyatt will continue to fail his legacy.

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