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Top 15 WWE Stars Who Left On Terrible Terms

World Wrestling Entertainment is the last of the major professional wrestling companies left standing in the United States. The WWE has shown over the past several years that the organization is interested in building what may, all things considered, be the strongest and deepest roster in the history of North American pro wrestling. Along with having mainstays such as John Cena, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and also the three members of what used to be "The Shield" signed to the main roster, the WWE has also acquired talents such as Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, A.J. Styles, Asuka and several others.

With all of that said, it would not be an understatement to suggest that it would be downright foolish for any personality, even a star, to burn a bridge that connects him or her to the WWE. Even somebody who is released by the company would do well to do whatever possible to, at the very least, leave the company on good terms and with the knowledge that a return could be in the cards at some point down the road. Just ask Luke Gallows if you don't believe that somebody who was once cast aside by the WWE can make a return to the company and also be treated like a big deal in WWE storylines.

There have, of course, been numerous stories of WWE stars who did not leave the company on good terms for one reason or another. Some have joined up with promotions such as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Ring of Honor and/or Lucha Underground, and those individuals may never again make a return to the WWE. Others who left the WWE on bad terms have, however, been welcomed back to the company with open arms. Two of the biggest WWE stars of The Attitude Era walked away from the company on rough terms and both were thankfully able to return home to the organization as if they had never left in the first place.

15 Hulk Hogan 

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14 Madusa 

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13 Alberto Del Rio 

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12 Jeff Jarrett

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11 The Ultimate Warrior 

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10 Earl Hebner 

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9 Randy Savage 

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8 CM Punk 

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7 Brock Lesnar 

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6 Daniel Bryan 

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5 Steve Austin 

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4 Zahra Schreiber 

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3 Rey Mysterio 

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2 Jim Ross 

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1 Bret Hart 

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It will probably forever be the most-famous case of a WWE star leaving the company on bad terms. Bret “Hitman” Hart had, in his eyes, been mistreated on the night of the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” that occurred before he left the WWE to go to the WCW, and Hart responded by (allegedly) punching Vince McMahon in the face. Nobody could be blamed for believing in the fall of 1997 that Hart would never again work for McMahon or the WWE. Hart was officially welcomed back to WWE television in January 2010, however, and he even had a brief run with the United States Championship.

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