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Top 20 Recent Wrestlers We've Already Forgotten

Whether they're getting booed or they're getting cheered, a wrestler craves that attention because they know that it keeps fans coming back for more. But then there's silence or the so-called "X-Pac Heat," where the fans don't care and/or are just tired of you. When that starts happening to your career you might want to start checking the wanted ads. Sometimes, even with the crowd reacting to you, they're just not reacting enough and you wind up finding yourself future endeavored.

What happens to a wrestler that's been released by the WWE? Up until 2001, there were two other viable career options in the United States for a wrestler to go to - WCW or ECW. Then we're was Japan. Nowadays, you still can go to Japan, and you do have options like Ring of Honor or TNA. But those two promotions don't have nearly the exposure of the former, and based on their current state, there's no guarantee that TNA will still be standing by year's end.

For the most part, when a talent gets released these days with no place to go to maintain their exposure, it's hard for them to regain their spot and head back to the WWE, baring that they didn't scorch their standings with the company or that they even want to go back. But many of the names that have left or have been released have faded or are slowly fading into obscurity in the U.S. There are a few names that are making a name for themselves in Japan, with the exception of that select few; here are the top 20 recent wrestlers we've already forgotten.

21 20. Ricky Ortiz

via allwrestlingsuperstars.com

20 19. C.J. Parker

via bleacherreport.net

19 18. Mason Ryan

via catch-arena.com

18 17. Ezekiel Jackson

via profightdb.com

17 16. Curt Hawkins

via sportskeeda.com

16 15. Brodus Clay

via sportskeeda.com

15 14. Shelton Benjamin

via showmastersonline.com

14 13. Cryme Tyme

via prowrestling.com

13 12. Kaitlyn

via bleacherreport.com

12 11. Corey Graves

via bleacherreport.net

11 10. Evan Bourne

via bleacherreport.net

10 9. The Masterpiece Chris Masters

via wikimedia.org

9 8. Carlito

via sportskeeda,com

8 7. Drew McIntyre

via sportskeeda.com

7 6. Luke Gallows

via wiki.nocookie.net

6 5. Bobby Lashley

via wrestlingmedia.org

5 4. Kassius Ohno

via sportskeeda.com

4 3. David Hart Smith

via wrestlingink.net

3 2. Aksana

via fanpop.com

2 1. Ted DiBiase Jr.

via herosports.com

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The idea of Legacy was a great one. Take the sons of wrestling legends and stick them together as a stable. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase were the original me,bees of the group and for most of their run, the only three. But that's where Ted Jr's glory days in the ring ended. Whereas Orton is better than both his father and grandfather and Cody has forged his own star(dust) making path, Ted didn't have one iota of the charisma needed to be a superstar. Runs with Maryse and making him a "Fortunate Son" poor ripoff of his dad did him no favors and Ted would say goodbye to wrestling almost as quick as he came in.

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