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Several WWE stars have lost their streaks before they were ready

5 WWE Superstars whose streaks ended too soon

WWE RAW last week saw Karrion Kross get pinned by Jeff Hardy in shocking fashion. The NXT Champion had been unbeaten in singles competition heading into the bout, and was one of the most dominant WWE Superstars the company had produced.

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Many felt that Kross' first loss came way too soon, as fans who weren't watching NXT didn't even get a chance to see why he was so regarded by competitors. It was a major step back for him, and it's something that WWE tends to do a lot, unfortunately.

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Many WWE stars, especially coming out of NXT, tend to be cut off at the knees upon their debuts. If not then, it's not long before they're just another fish in a large pond due to strange booking choices. We're hopeful Kross comes out on the other side better than he went in, but we're not holding out hope.

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So today we'll be looking at five streaks in WWE that ended way too soon. Interestingly enough, it begins with another man who once held the NXT Championship.

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(Spoiler ahead, The Undertaker's streak isn't on here. It was time for it to be broken when Brock Lesnar defeated him at WrestleMania 30. Whether Lesnar should've been the one to do it is a whole different debate.)

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#5 Bo Dallas goes from 17-Bo to 17-1 on WWE RAW

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If you weren't watching NXT around the time that Bo Dallas became NXT Champion, you missed out on some phenomenal TV. First off, he defeated Big E in a moment that fans in attendance were ecstatic for. At that point, Big E was an undefeated juggernaut that was mauling opponents left and right.

Dallas managed to overcome the odds and held the title for 280 days (260 officially recognized) before dropping it to Neville. After being exiled from NXT, he would debut on the main roster and go on an incredible 17-match win streak.

Wanting all of his followers to Bolieve, he'd replace the "0" in his record with "Bo." That's right. 4-Bo, 7-Bo, eventually getting to 17-Bo. However, the Bo Train stopped there. Bo Dallas faced off against R-Truth on July 28th, 2014. After knocking Truth down on the mat, he ran around ringside for a celebratory victory lap.

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When he got back in the ring, Truth rolled him up with a schoolboy for the win. The streak was an entertaining weekly segment for the WWE Universe, and many were sad to see it end. Dallas would attack Truth and pretend that his loss didn't happen, but would then go onto deal with a long losing streak.

It was sad to see Dallas lose the streak at that point, especially to someone he'd already beaten before. The career of The Inspirational One was a downward spiral at that point, at least until he and Curtis Axel teamed up with The Miz to form The Miztourage.

#4 Mansoor falls on WWE RAW

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If you didn't see much of WWE NXT or 205 Live for the past year and a half, you wouldn't know just how strong someone like Mansoor was presented. The man went undefeated for over a year.

Not only that, but he even beat WWE mainstays like Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler. Add to that Mansoor's 51-man battle royal win at Super ShowDown 2019, and it seemed that WWE was setting this man up for great things.

Cut to his RAW debut in May, and he loses to Sheamus via DQ. Disqualification. An undefeated streak lasting two years ended because The Celtic Warrior was attacked by Humberto Carrillo.

Why? The build was for nothing. It would be different, possibly, if WWE hadn't mentioned his run in the company up to that point. Let's be honest, the amount of viewers RAW gets every week dwarfs the numbers of 205 Live. They could've gotten away with it.

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But they didn't. They just ended one of the longest undefeated streaks in recent memory for no reason. Now, Mansoor's not in a bad spot. At this point, he's actually only been pinned one time by his now tag team partner Mustafa Ali.

The future looks bright for young Mansoor. At 25 years of age, he's got a great career ahead of him. The dynamic he's got going with Ali seems promising. We'll see where it goes.


#3 Charlotte Flair's pay-per-view streak ends

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Alright, this could be a little controversial for a few reasons. It's not an undefeated streak in the normal sense. Still, Charlotte Flair was undefeated on pay-per-view heading into WWE Fastlane 2017. She'd won 16 in a row and was one event away from WrestleMania.

Imagine someone stepping up to challenge the reigning Queen of WWE, someone who's been unbeatable on pay-per-view events, at The Grandest Stage of Them All. To be able to end that streak would be one of the greatest moments someone could have at WrestleMania.

Well, someone did end that streak of hers, and we did indeed crown a brand new RAW Women's Champion in the process. Unfortunately, it wasn't at WrestleMania. Bayley didn't even beat Charlotte Flair for the title at WWE Fastlane. No, The Hugger captured the RAW Women's Championship after beating Flair on an episode of Monday Night RAW.

Flair would head into WWE Fastlane as the challenger...and lose to Bayley. It was one of those moments that felt like the company wanting to swerve fans for the sake of swerving them instead of letting a story build.

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Wouldn't it have meant more if they'd waited for WrestleMania? Bayley winning her first main roster WWE title at the biggest show of the year would've been massive. Add to that ending Charlotte Flair's pay-per-view streak, and it's a moment that we'd still be talking about to this day.

Now? We barely remember that she had a streak to begin with. Everyone in the story came out fine, but despite title victories in her main roster career, Bayley didn't solidify herself as a top star until 2019. Maybe if this story had played out a bit differently, that wouldn't have been the case?

#2 Rusev is pinned for the first time at WWE WrestleMania 31

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At one point, Rusev seemed destined to be a WWE Champion. A long undefeated run where he remained unpinned for a year proved that the company was putting all their eggs in the Rusev shaped basket. Then...well...

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A tale as old as time. A brand new star has a strong run on the main roster and looks destined for greatness. All of a sudden they run into a neon-colored brick wall.

The longtime face of WWE was already crushed by Rusev at Fastlane the month before, which already spelled doom for The Bulgarian Brute heading into WrestleMania 31.

It's tough to put this here because what we got with the WWE United States title after this match was phenomenal. For a year, John Cena defended the belt in his US Championship Open Challenge. Every week we'd see Cena face other upcoming or underappreciated stars and give them a chance to make a name for themselves.

Honestly, it seemed like an apology to Rusev's fans more than anything else. "Sorry we cut the legs out from someone who was white-hot. Here's Sami Zayn." The Cena loss hit Rusev hard, and he never really recovered from it. He'd win more gold in his WWE career, for sure. But he could've gone so much farther.

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#1 Asuka falls to Charlotte Flair at WWE WrestleMania 34

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WrestleMania is apparently where the dreams of rising stars go to die. As bad as Rusev's loss to Cena was, this one was a lot worse. WrestleMania 34 was a fun show, but one that proved WWE didn't trust any of its upcoming talents.

Heading into the show, Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura won their respective Royal Rumble matches to challenge for championship gold. Fans at the event were ecstatic to see two of their favorite competitors get guaranteed shots at glory at The Grandest Stage of Them All.

It's unfortunate that both of them lost and lost all of their momentum heading out of the event. Nakamura's an entirely different story to focus on later. As far as Asuka goes, it was a really baffling decision. She was not just unbeaten on the main roster, she was unbeaten throughout her entire WWE career up to this point.

Asuka was the most dominant NXT Women's Champion of all time and vacated the title because nobody could take it from her. Heading into WrestleMania, she was matched up against one of the best in the business. A victory over Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania would've been a monumental moment for her, but alas it wasn't to be.

Flair ended up tapping out Asuka with the Figure 8, pretty much halting the latter's train before it could take her to the top. She's been a multi-time champion since then, sure. Still, she hasn't felt like the dominant force that she once was. Much of that comes from her loss, and future losses, to Charlotte Flair.

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