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Top 15 Wrestlers Who Were MUCH Better Off In WCW

In the late 1980s, Ted Turner took over the National Wrestling Alliance/Jim Crockett Promotions territory and re-dubbed it World Championship Wrestling. WCW would become a global brand that would compete with the WWE as the top dog in the professional wrestling business and it made the 1990s must-see TV.

At one point in the late 90s, WCW was dominating in the ratings thanks to more interesting personalities, more engaging storylines and faster paced wrestling. It wasn’t until the WWE's Attitude Era that the company started to gain more traction to reclaim the title. Eventually, WCW was acquired by WWE and many of the WCW talent came over to the WWE as a result.

Before that, though, there were plenty of wrestlers that bounced back and forth between the two massive promotions and some wrestlers were better off in the WCW, whether it be in the 1990s or after the merger (in that they shouldn't have moved over to the WWE). Which ones would have had more significant careers if they stayed in WCW during their heyday, received better treatment from WCW instead of WWE or were fumbled after the merger? Here are 15 of those wrestlers that wish their WCW careers lasted longer.

15 Kevin Nash

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14 Buff Bagwell

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13 Dean Malenko

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12 Terry Taylor

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11 Raven

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10 Booker T

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9 Scott Steiner

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8 Arn Anderson

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7 Madusa

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6 Sting

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5 Diamond Dallas Page

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4 Bret Hart

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3 Vader

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2 Perry Saturn

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1 Dusty Rhodes

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The late, great Dusty Rhodes is a wrestling icon that resonated with common people across the country as “The American Dream.” Rhodes won a multitude of titles with NWA/Jim Crockett Promotions/WCW that included U.S. Championships, Television Championships and Tag Team Championships. Rhodes spent two years in WWE and Vince McMahon tried to embarrass him for being a part of WCW by making him wear polka dots. Instead, Rhodes got over with the crowd and he left in 1991 after retiring from being a full time wrestler. Rhodes returned to WCW and would stay there for nearly a decade. Rhodes would return to WWE behind the scenes and occasionally in front of the camera in 2005, spending his final 10 years there before passing away in 2015.

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