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Wasted Talent: 15 Wrestlers Who Never Lived Up To Their Potential

Wrestling is filled with talented men and women. It is also filled with men and women that have strengths in one area and glaring weaknesses in another. Whether it is their ability to deliver compelling promos or take bumps and sell the offense of their opponents, a number of wrestlers are truly exceptional in some areas. In comparison, there are wrestlers who aren't as effective in the ring either trying to tell a story with their moves, or perhaps lack stamina throughout. What about the wrestlers who seem so good that it's hard to believe they won't succeed? Wrestling history is filled with talented wrestlers who seemed like they were good, but could have been great. We believe that there was effort there, but something seemed to get in the way of making them superstars. It is impossible to expect everyone to be a main event wrestler, but a number of them could have been.

They all appeared to have some intangible that made them stand out. However, some who appear destined for greatness don't achieve it for whatever reason. It would be fair to say that some are victims of circumstance, whether a company decides to go in a different direction, personal demons consume them, workplace politics, or personal attitude, these particular wrestlers didn't achieve what many believed they should have. So while some may have had the look, perhaps when it came to speaking they couldn't convey their character well, and others who were exceptional at speaking couldn't tell a story in the ring. Often times it's the ability to put everything together that would have made them successful. Here are 15 wrestlers who never lived up to their potential.

15 Ahmed Johnson

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14 Billy Gunn

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13 Mike Sanders

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12 Barry Windham

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11 Sean O'Haire

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10 Blitzkrieg

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9 Richie Steamboat

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8 Nathan Jones

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7 Kerry Von Erich

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6 Glacier

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5 The Kiss Demon

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4 Bam Bam Bigelow

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3 Shawn Stasiak

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2 Paul Roma

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1 Teddy Hart

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If ever there has been a wrestler on the cusp of greatness only to squander opportunity after opportunity, following a number of incidents, it is Teddy Hart. The nephew of Bret ‘Hitman' Hart and the cousin of Natayla and David Hart Smith achieved some success. He competed in promotions such as Ring of Honor and TNA in the early part of the 2000s when both promotions were just beginning. He was theyoungest person ever signed by WWE, and worked in their developmental system under Dory Funk Jr. He still competes today, but never achieved the success that many pegged him for.

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