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Top 15 Wrestlers WWE Pretends Don't Exist

World Wrestling Entertainment is the most successful professional wrestling company in the world, an organization that has been built on a storied history. It is, thus, not at all surprising that the WWE frequently references wrestlers and events from the past. “Then. Now. Forever.” is the slogan that appears at the start of WWE programs such as Raw and SmackDown. The WWE has a reputation for employing a talented staff that creates memorable and impressive highlight-reel packages that take diehard fans and casual viewers on trips down figurative memory lanes. One of the appealing things about the WWE network is that fans can watch shows from years and even decades ago.

Performers who would top a list of the greatest North American wrestlers in history have, at one point or another during their legendary careers, worked underneath the WWE umbrella. The company routinely offers shout-outs for those individuals because of all that they accomplished. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is, of course, welcomed back on WWE shows, and his podcast has been featured on WWE Network on multiple occasions. The Rock left the WWE to become a Hollywood megastar, but Rock has also been no stranger to the company where he made his name as a performer. There are all kinds of reasons why the WWE would be quick to point out that the company helped “make” Dwayne Johnson who he is today.

For every name such as Austin or Rock, however, exists a wrestler that the WWE pretends never existed as a performer for the company. The first example that comes to the mind of a passionate follower of the business may be a man who committed heinous acts that resulted in his demise and also in the deaths of his wife and his child. His name will probably never again be spoken on-air by anybody working for the WWE, and for good reason. Another wrestler who is currently not welcome at WWE events is a man who has had an up-and-down relationship with the company throughout the past couple of decades.

15 Jeff Hardy 

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14 New Jack 

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13 Ole Anderson 

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12 Stacy Carter 

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11 Scott Steiner 

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10 Sunny 

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9 Nailz 

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8 Original Sin Cara 

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7 Kurt Angle 

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6 Jeff Jarrett 

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5 Chyna 

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4 Jimmy Snuka 

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3 CM Punk 

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2 Hulk Hogan 

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1 Chris Benoit 

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The top example of a wrestler the WWE pretends and/or wishes never existed will likely forever be Chris Benoit. Benoit, of course, will always be remembered for the despicable murders of his wife and young son that occurred before the former world champion wrestler took his own life. WWE has understandably done just about everything possible to distance itself from Benoit the wrestler and Benoit the person. While the WWE Network still shows older matches that featured Benoit, his name will probably never again be spoken out loud during a live WWE program. Even parts of Benoit's moveset have been eliminated from WWE matches.

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