Like every other profession of this world whether you are a doctor, engineer, scientist, businessman or a sportsman, there is always one element behind your career. Hurdles or difficulties may occur in your career at any point and you never know to what extent it will follow you. There are two ways, you might get over it and followed by success or the other possibility is you will quit your job and say farewell to your profession. Similarly wrestlers show themselves as powerful beings of this world but a wrestling career is often filled with regrets.
WWE is the biggest wrestling company in the world founded in 1952. Creations such as Raw, SmackDown and recently NXT have given WWE a famous name all over the world. WWE is recognized as one of the biggest podium for wrestlers to show their contrivance. Wrestlers can climb of the heights of their career and can create legends like The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin or John Cena. Unfortunately, sometimes WWE runs end well before we as fans are ready for them. Maybe they had so much more to offer before deciding to leave. Maybe WWE reacted to hastily in letting them go. Either way, this list will be full of names we would have loved to see hang around a lot longer.
Here is the list of top 15 wrestlers we wish had stayed longer in WWE.
15 The British Bulldog
Davey Boy Smith known as The British Bulldog had multiple stints in WWE and all of them were admired by people that pushes his name in the top wrestlers list. But in the late 1980s it was reported that he left WWE, due to a clash Rougeau Brothers on some prank pulled by Curt Hennig backstage. The fight reportedly reached to the extent where both of the Bulldogs decided to leave WWE. He made his return to WWE just after a small break in Japan. Following another run in WWE that saw him win the Intercontinental Title in Wembley Stadium, Davey Boy left for WCW. He would return in 1994, where he would stay until the Montreal Screwjob in 1997, going back to WCW with Bret Hart.
13 The Ultimate Warrior
12 Shawn Michaels
10 Bret Hart
9 CM Punk
8 Trish Stratus
6 Brock Lesnar
5 Randy Savage
Randy Savage left WWE in 1994 because he felt he still had more to offer the business than as an announcer. Boy was he right. The WWE was in a new era and Vince felt there was no need for Savage as a wrestler, so Savage left late in 1994 when his contract expired. Instead of spending his last days as a wrestler in WCW, it would have been fun to see the legend mix it up with the new generation and even remain an onscreen character for the Attitude Era.
4 Rey Mysterio
3 The Rock
2 Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle was in a state where he had to take time off from wrestling, or at least slow things down. He was burned out and had become addicted to painkillers. He requested to have a reduced schedule, but WWE would not give him one, so he asked for his release instead. Angle instead joined TNA where he had an awesome run, but his fans have always wished he would have stayed in WWE all these years. It's a shame he and the company couldn't find a compromise on a reduced schedule.
1 Stone Cold
Austin is someone who faced similar issues as CM Punk with WWE. His attitude in 2002 was considered offensive by WWE as when he bashed the product in an interview. He walked out on the company in 2002 after refusing to job to Brock Lesnar on an episode of RAW. He would return nine months later, for a one-off feud with The Rock before retiring for good. It's a shame his injuries had caught up to him, as Austin would have had several great years left in him.
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