What happens when a superstar overstays their welcome? Or when a wrestler is booked and overbooked to look like an idiot? What happens when a competitor simply loses faith with the fans and garners what has been come to be known as “X–Pac Heat?” They simply just can’t be taken seriously anymore. Whether it is because of their in–ring performance, a bad promo or two, or simply the creative team stops giving a superstar something new and exciting to do, once you’ve lost the ability for the fans to believe in you, you can bet the farm that unless the Boss likes you, you’ll be on the bread line soon.
There are few things worse in any sport, or job for that matter. You have to work doubly hard to curry favor again with the fans or your boss in order to be respected and taken seriously. For some, like the wrestlers on this list, that is no small order. Often times, it can’t even be done. Perhaps a wrestler got way too big of a push at first, perhaps they had a legacy they had to work extra hard to live up to, or they never went away to reinvent themselves, they were one gimmick one week and then seemingly another the next week.
Whether fans once cared about these WWE superstars or not, at this current moment in their careers, no one can take them seriously at all.
12 The Miz
11 Chris Jericho
10 Tamina Snuka
9 Zack Ryder
7 Bo Dallas
4 Adam Rose
3 Damien Sandow
2 Curtis Axel
1 Hulk Hogan
Do we even have to explain how the once mighty Hulk made it to the top of the list? First, the man overstayed his welcome in the ring. Then the guy showed some signs of senility with his epic Silverdome gaff. The reality shows, the sex tape, and of course, comments made in bad taste. But despite it all, brothers, Hulk still is trying to get back into the world’s good graces instead of doing what he should have done and had just gone away for a while until the world forgave him. Now he just seems like a petulant child who refuses to believe he was wrong but will continue to apologize just for appearances sake.
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