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15 Wrestlers Vince Forgave For Going To TNA

Vince McMahon is like a grumpy old grandpa when it comes to holding grudges. The cold and calculative businessman can be as crooked as they come, as he shows no remorse for his enemies and plans to exert total dominance towards his competitors and ends up buying those who threaten his product. So it comes as no surprise what one has to go through when they join his competitor's product, as we’ve seen so many failed WWE superstars join their direct competition in Total Non-Stop Action (TNA).

After WCW’s demise, TNA rose to be the promotion which competed for the top spot in wrestling with the WWE and had become quite popular in the mid 2000s because of their unique structure, and this attracted many of the WWE’s failures or those who felt underwhelmed to flock to the other boat. Even some of the WWE’s most ‘loyal’ prospects who had been in the company for many years had decided to make the move with hopes to gain more attention in TNA and this obviously infuriated Vince who saw his employees leave for another budding promotion.

But after TNA started losing momentum , Vince seemed to show some heart and took back the wrestlers who had once deserted his company in hopes of greater success. We’ve seen so many former WWE guys who wrestled for TNA return in the past few years and be given some role on WWE TV too. Obviously, Vince’s disgust towards his enemy's products still remains as no former TNA guy went on to win the WWE Title after joining WWE, and the same goes for these wrestlers who were forgiven by Vince.

15 The New Age Outlaws

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14 Brian Kendrick

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13 R-Truth

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12 X-Pac

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11 Goldust

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10 Rhyno

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9 Scott Hall

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8 Rob Van Dam

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7 The Dudley Boyz

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6 Kevin Nash

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5 Mick Foley

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4 Booker T

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3 Ric Flair

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2 Christian

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1 Hulk Hogan

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The proverbial face of the WWE who lifted Vince McMahon’s company to the heights where it is situated at today, Hulk Hogan was Vince’s prized asset. Always book to look like the all overcoming good guy, Hogan would win the WWE title 6 times in his career and usually have very long reigns with it. But after the steroid scandal, Hogan would be discreetly pushed out of the company as he went make the shocking heel turn as the leader of the NWO. He found much success during his time in WCW, but took the exit when the ship was sinking. Vince forgave him and took him back under his wing, as Hulk would come back to win the WWE title yet again. He left the company afterwards for a short stint in TNA, before coming back to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. But he’d again leave and surprisingly join TNA to become it’s General Manager and seemed to be running things in Vince’s nemesis promotion. Hogan at its helm would degrade TNA to some horrible ratings, as Hulk would escape and yet again be saved by Vince who just couldn’t let go off his prized product. He would come back to periodic appearances at big shows, before a racism and sex scandal made WWE fire him again. Knowing Vince’s love for the man, it won’t be surprising if we see more of the Hulkster very soon with the scandal cooling down.

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