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Top 20 Stars WCW Used Better Than WWE

The legacy of World Championship Wrestling still lives on today. Between the WWE Network’s rich library, various DVD releases and occasional references on the current product, old fans remember the glory days of WCW, while new fans watch the content for the first time. WCW was the only promotion to compete with WWE on a legitimate level and the wrestling business has been starved for a replacement since it went out of business. Sadly, the mentality to swing for the fences and open the checkbooks sunk WCW just as quickly as it made the company a mainstream sensation.

Following the purchase of WCW by Vince McMahon, many wrestlers would try their luck in WWE but it would almost always result in failure. Were these wrestlers extremely overrated or did WWE just not give them a fair chance? It depends on the situation but logic would lean towards the latter. The popular belief in the wrestling industry is that McMahon does not like putting his faith or investment into entities that he did not create. Wrestlers that made their name in WCW were made by the powers that be in that company or on their own, instead of the WWE machine. Fans, experts and employees have stated they felt WCW wrestlers were typically not given a fair chance due to this.

There were many wrestlers that made the jump before WCW went out of business and the results were the same. The wrestlers who were held down in WCW ended up being the best stories of wrestlers coming to WWE. Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio were not allowed to break the glass ceiling in WCW but all became world champions in WWE. While the success stories are fascinating and deserving, they were few compared to the tales of the other end of the spectrum. Many careers suffered death trying to make the jump. These are the twenty wrestlers that WCW actually used better than WWE.

20 Sting 

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19 Bill DeMott 

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18 Kronik 

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17 Juventud Guerrera 

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16 Kanyon 

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15 Saturn 

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14 Ron Simmons 

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13 Psychosis 

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12 Billy Kidman 

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11 Raven

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10 Ultimo Dragon 

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9 Booker T 

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8 Dean Malenko 

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7 Diamond Dallas Page 

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6 Kevin Nash 

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5 Ric Flair 

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4 Scott Steiner 

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3 Lex Luger 

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2 Vader 

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1 Goldberg 

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Bill Goldberg had a tremendous run in WCW because they booked him perfectly. Goldberg would enter from the back with his security team, power through the pyro on stage, pose, snarl, beat up his opponents in a few minutes, win and snarl again. The man won just about every match in his WCW career and that led to the fans buying into the act of an unbeatable badass. WWE clearly would not protect him the same way and it exposed him. Goldberg was put in longer matches that made fans realize how boring a wrestler he was and he suffered a pin fall loss to Triple H during his hottest stretch in the company. The run ultimately became a flop and Goldberg was the best example of a star being used better in WCW than WWE.

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