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Top 20 Worst Wrestlers In TNA History

In the aftermath of WCW and ECW's demise in 2001, the wrestling world was left with one major player in the form of WWE. Below Vince McMahon's empire was a collection of independent territories nationwide of various sizes and styles, but without the capital and brand recognition to compete on a national level. WCW and ECW, prior to their extinction, had both had weekly television deals, and were broadcast across the country, and at least posed some sort of competition to McMahon.

This left plenty of room for a new competitor to take shape; enter the formation of Jeff Jarrett's TNA promotion in 2002. Initially branded as NWA-TNA, Jarrett's original model for the promotion desired to blend classic veteran stars, with youthful, up-and-coming talents who utilized a lot of athleticism. Aspects of the promotion such as the high-flying X-division, the original six sided ring and a conglomeration of different wrestling styles were used to set it apart from WWE.

In the end, some of it worked, and other portions of it fell flat. While the promotion has featured exciting new wrestlers with something to prove, some of it has suffered from poor booking and a blatant re-tread of veteran talents who have been well past their prime. All of these highs and lows throughout the last 16 years has given way a truly massive roster of wrestlers. While some have been a revelation, others can be used as case examples to prove that Jarrett and TNA have succumbed to the same pitfalls that killed WCW. This list is a realization of that, because the wrestlers named on it are downright awful, or at least were when they were with the promotion.

Ranked below are the top 20 worst wrestlers in TNA history.

20 Buff Bagwell

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19 Balls Mahoney

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18 Big Vito

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17 Scott Hall

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16 Shark Boy

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15 Kevin Nash

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14 BG James

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13 Norman Smiley

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12 Maven

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11 Matt Morgan

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10 The Johnsons

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9 Tomko

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8 Lash LeRoux

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7 Chris Candido

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6 Shane Douglas

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5 David Flair

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4 Jim Duggan

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3 Vampire Warrior

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2 Disco Inferno

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1 Insane Clown Posse

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One of the biggest mysteries in wrestling history is how these guys ever got booked to do a show. Their matches, gimmick, mic skills, and everything about them were bland, boring, and try-hard. They weren't skilled in the ring, and generally never contributed anything to any single promotion they ever wrestled for. They wrestled a few matches in TNA in 2004, and predictably left a short time after. At a ROH show in 2002, after the match they were showered with chants of "don't come back". That really tells us all we need to know. They will go down as the biggest hacks to ever step inside the squared circle.

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