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Top 15 Careers That WWE Ruined

Vince McMahon and the WWE get a lot of credit for making superstars out of their wrestlers, especially the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena and many, many more. Even if a wrestler is good enough to get his or herself over with the crowd, there is not always a guarantee that they will get a push from the creative team.

Ultimately, creative has about a 90 percent say in who gets to be a main event player, and who gets pushed down the card until they are out of the organization. Plenty of good wrestlers and other talent were incredibly popular with fans, but never got to the main event scene while with the WWE.

Today, we focus on the careers that could have been near legendary if it weren’t for bad financial deals, creative dropping the ball or just general grudges. These are the top 15 careers that were ruined by WWE, and there are a few stipulations (it is wrestling, after all). The talent still has to be alive (we’re talking careers, not lives) and they can no longer be employed by WWE as a talent (so no Zack Ryder, but backstage employees are OK).

15 Justin Roberts

via cagesideseats.com

14 Brad Maddox

via brad-maddox.net

13 Steve Blackman

via bleacherreport.com

12 Drew McIntyre

via wrestlingmedia.org

11 Ted DiBiase, Jr.

via wrestlingmedia.org

10 Dean Malenko

via todaysknockout.com

9 Terry Taylor

via accelerator3359.com

8 MVP

via teemix.aufeminin.com

7 Perry Saturn

via onlineworldofwrestling.com

6 Chris Masters

via wikimedia.org

5 Raven

via pl.wwe.com

4 Shelton Benjamin

via onlineworldofwrestling.com

3 Vader

via onlineworldofwrestling.com

2 Tazz

via deviantart.com

1 Diamond Dallas Page

via ridingspacemountain.blogspot.com

Diamond Dallas Page was a certain main event talent for WCW, winning the United States Heavyweight Championship and then the World Heavyweight Championship. Page should have been a major star with WWE when WCW was acquired by the company, but his debut was one of the worst in recent memory when he was revealed as the stalker of Undertaker’s wife. The ridiculous storyline killed Page’s WWE career before it even started, and was put into the low midcard status before leaving in 2002, making sporadic wrestling appearances since then.

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