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Top 12 Worst Third Generation Wrestlers of All-Time

The wrestling world gets more value and delivers more successful stories from second and third generation talents than other sporting cultures. The scripted nature and ability to choose who you want to sign gives WWE (and other brands) more freedom to make stars out of the prospects bred into the business. To make it in pro wrestling, you have to be comfortable with the aspect of traveling on the road and wrestling hundreds of times per year. Third generation stars, more than anyone, can relate to the pro wrestling culture considering it was their childhood.

The genes of athletic talent will also help and force WWE and other promotions to give chances to wrestlers hoping to follow the legacies of their parents and grandparents. There are few second generation stars but even fewer third generation stars just due to the nature of the field. It takes a very special person to chase pro wrestling and not everyone can do it but the ones that succeed are rare. Third generation success stories are hard to find but the ones that do make it tend to make it in an extreme way. The Rock, Randy Orton and now Roman Reigns are great examples of a wrestling pedigree delivering a new superstar.

While there are various successful and talented third generation stars, there are more failures. The odds of having a good career in wrestling are slim and that doesn’t change with the third generation stars. Many don’t have the personality, some don’t have the heart and others have felt too entitled to wise up in seizing the opportunity. The issues can lead to tough roads to the top and various careers have failed to make it on the big stage. This list will look through the least successful and talented names that couldn’t live up to their past generations of wrestling talent. These are the twelve worst third generation wrestlers of all time.

12 Marshall and Ross Von Erich 

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11 David Hart Smith 

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10 Jeff Jarrett 

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9 Chavo Guerrero 

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8 Jesse Windham 

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7 Shane McMahon

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6 Ted DiBiase Jr. 

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5 Brett DiBiase 

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4 Bo Dallas 

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3 Shaul Guerrero 

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2 Curtis Axel 

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1 Lacey Von Erich 

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Of all third generation wrestlers, no one takes the (dropped) cake more than Lacey Von Erich. The daughter of Kerry Von Erich was given a developmental contract by WWE but she could not improve and was given the quick hook. TNA signed Lacey a few years later and placed her in The Beautiful People. She clearly wasn’t ready for televised wrestling and it resulted in some of the worst wrestling matches of all time. Lacey botched often and looked like an extremely attractive fish out of water, but TNA still wanted to utilize her for her great looks. After a while, Lacey was transitioned off television before requesting her release and retired from pro wrestling, but not until she was the worst third generation wrestler of all time.

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