The Most Wasted Wrestlers

by jwoehr | created - 06 Apr 2013 | updated - 26 Apr 2015 | Public

1. Curt Hennig

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

Curt Hennig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the son of one of wrestlings all time legends - Larry Hennig - Aka Larry The Ax Hennig. Curtbegan training to follow in his fathers footsteps when he was just 12 years old. Starting off in the AWA - Curt began his career as a tag team wrestler. He...

Wasted in the WWE and WCW as just a mid-carder, mostly because everyone got thrown in Hogan' s shadow during the 80's and 90's. Just like the WWE is doing with Cena now, better people are wasted.

2. Rick Rude

Self | WrestleMania V

The wrestler who would eventually become known as Ravishing Rick Rude was born Richard Erwin Rood on December 7th, 1958. He spent his childhood in Robinsdale, Minnesota, and had an early childhood friendship with future pro wrestler Curt Hennig. Rood broke into the business after a stint as a ...

Could have been world champ in the WWE easily if he didn't wrestle during the Hulk Hogan era.

3. Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah

Actor | WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History

Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah was born on August 14, 1981 in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana as Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah. He is an actor, known for WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History (2011), WWE Saturday Morning Slam (2012) and WWE Main Event (2012). He has been married to Kori Campfield since ...

Kofi Kingston: wasted in the John Cena era. His career is going nowhere, he gets a IC or U.S. title push like every 2 years but is mostly just around to put over whoever is feuding with a face maineventer. He stole the show at the Royal Rumble just so glory hog John Cena can win and is back in jobber mode.

4. John Hennigan

Actor | Boone: The Bounty Hunter

John Hennigan was born on October 3, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Randall Hennigan. He is an actor and producer, known for Boone: The Bounty Hunter (2017), Hercules Reborn (2014) and Strange Nature (2018).

Hell of an athlete and people like him, Kofi and Shelton Benjaman, the WWE have no idea how to use. The WWE doesn't care they bust their ass in matches like Money in the Bank to put on a hell of a match. They will always be mid-carders due to not being muscle heads or having great mic skills.

5. Shelton Benjamin

Actor | Sunday Night Heat

Shelton Benjamin was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina on July 9, 1976. A powerful athelete from an early age, Shelton was the South Carolina state heavyweight champion in high school wrestling in both his junior and senior years at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. In addition to his wrestling ...

Just like the 2 guys above, since he always stole the show in Money in the Bank, you'd think he'd win it eventually. Instead he got fired and Cena who gets handed a shot all the time got to win Money in the Bank and the Royal Rumble only a few months later.

6. Chris Parks

Actor | TNA Impact! Wrestling

Chris Parks was born on October 4, 1973 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Chris J. Parks. He is an actor, known for TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004), TNA Wrestling: Phenomenal - The Best of AJ Styles (2004) and 1PW: First Anniversary (2007). He has been married to Amber since August 11, 2006....

The Joseph Parks angle was clever at first because I thought the split personality thing was going somewhere. But now we only have Joseph Parks and no Abyss what so ever which is just lame and played out.

7. James Storm

Actor | WWE NXT

James Storm was born on June 1, 1975 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA as James Black. He is known for his work on WWE NXT (2010), Against All Odds (2011) and Heroes (2006).

Had a short World title reign and is clearly over but it's also clear that another reign won't be anytime soon.

8. Joe Seanoa

Actor | ROH: Final Battle 2003

Joe Seanoa was born on March 17, 1979 in Orange County, California, USA. He is an actor, known for ROH: Final Battle 2003 (2004), WWE NXT (2010) and ROH World Champion: The Best of Samoa Joe (2004). He has been married to Jessica Seanoa since July 27, 2007.

Was nice to even see him with even the TV title since he hasn't worn gold in so long but then TNA rushed to give Devon back the belt. Devon who never defends it and Devon who sucked as TV champ even his first time around.

9. Bobby Roode

Actor | Against All Odds

Bobby Roode was born on January 1, 1977 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada as Robert Roode. He is an actor, known for Against All Odds (2011), Final Resolution (2009) and Bound for Glory (2009). He is married to Tracy. They have three children.

He has what it takes to be TNA's Triple H and he should still be the main heel there. Instead he's a tag team champion ?

10. Allen Jones

Actor | WCW Monday Nitro

A.J. Styles first started making waves in the pro wrestling world feuding with Air Paris in the small NWA Wildside organization. At the time, the now defunct WCW group was using NWA Wildside as a developmental territory. Noticing the potential in both Styles and Paris, WCW top-brass brought them ...

A.J. Styles: Really Hogan ? You're giving A.J. Sting's gimmick in WCW where he just mopes around in dark clothes, barely talks and attacks former friends ? While the heel group begs him to join. Hogan needs to leave and take his daughter with him.

11. Carlos Colón Jr.

Actor | WWF SmackDown!

Carlos Colón Jr. was born on February 21, 1979 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Carlos Edwin Colon Coates. He is an actor, known for WWE Smackdown! (1999), WWE NXT (2010) and House of Hardcore 2 (2013).

Carlito's relatives are still in the WWE, they are the same guy pretty much but without his personality. You'd think they wouldn't fire the one who has the mic skills and the charisma.

12. Steve Borden

Actor | Ready to Rumble

He has held the WCW World Title 10 times, and has been the US, Tag, TV, and the US tag champ. He has been the only wrestler to stay in WCW since the late 1980s and he had reconstructive knee surgery in 1991. Steve aka Sting was also the only wrestler from WCW who never worked for WWE until 2014 ...

Wasted in WWE just to put over WWE as the superior product by losing to Triple H and the Undertaker. When WCW hasn't been around in like 15 yrs. So Sting winning a match in WWE wouldn't hurt the company at all. Plus where is Triple H beating Sting ? First he was on vacation for 3 weeks. Now he is back as a suit promoting Tough Enough.

13. Claudio Castagnoli

Actor | The Wrestler

Swiss professional wrestler known for his work for Ring of Honor, CHIKARA, CZW, IWA Mid-South, Pro Wrestling Guerilla and many other promotions under his own name and for WWE as Cesaro, formerly Antonio Cesaro. Debuted in 2000 and competed all over Europe, debuting in the U.S. in 2004. He and Chris...

He gets cheered in every match yet Vince says he has no idea why he isn't over. Meanwhile he was buried ever since he said Cena and Orton happened too many times. He only said what the fans have said a million times. They wouldn't have got booed out of the place at Royal Rumble 2014 if people weren't tired of their feud.