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8 Superstars that WWE creative has completely forgotten about

It's the road to WrestleMania, and the time where WWE creative really kick things into high-gear in terms of the storylines for their Superstars. That's because only the best and biggest feuds and matches can make it onto 'The Showcase of the Immortals'.

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Following the Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View in January, we can be pretty certain that a number of WWE Superstars feature quite heavily in WWE's plans for WrestleMania. We know that Royal Rumble winners Drew McIntyre and Charlotte Flair are going to be there in someway, for example.

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We also know that current champions like Brock Lesnar, The Fiend, Becky Lynch, The New Day, Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy and Bayley will feature, as non-champion top stars like 'The Big Dog' Roman Reigns who got a big win against Baron Corbin.

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But, there are some Superstars on the main roster who don't seem to be involved in any plans for WWE's road to WrestleMania and in all likelihood won't feature. These are Superstars that for one reason or another we haven't seen for a long, long time.

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In fact, here are eight Superstars that are waiting in the wings that could be useful if only WWE creative could find something for them:

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#8. Cedric Alexander

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Cedric Alexander
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Cedric Alexander looked like he was going somewhere on Monday Night RAW this time last year, when he was given the 'Gary El Janitor' storyline and aligned himself with Roman Reigns against Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre.

That died away and then he was given a United States title feud against AJ Styles, that many assumed would ultimately end up burying the former 205 Live champion and many argued that it wouldn't.

They were wrong. Fast forward to a year later, and Cedric Alexander hasn't featured on Monday Night RAW for a month despite getting a pin-fall victory over the now-Royal Rumble winner Drew McIntyre, and a DQ victory over main event star AJ Styles.

That's right, Alexander hasn't wrestled on RAW since December 16th, 2019 and has instead been keeping the crowd warm on Main Event against some of the other names you'll see on this list

#7. Eric Young

Eric Young

Remember when SAnitY were one of the hottest tag-teams in NXT just like The Revival, American Alpha and The Ascension were before them? I certainly remember and yet the main roster had absolutely nothing for SAnitY to do.

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Eventually SAnitY were broken up with the members of the faction being moved to various places. Alexander Wolfe moved to NXT UK and joined Imperium, Killian Dain moved to NXT and had some great matches with some other big lads, and Nikki Cross got paired with Alexa Bliss in a great main roster partnership.

That leaves SAnitY's leader and massively experienced wrestler, Eric Young. Young was a main event player in Impact Wrestling and an incredible talent, surely his new lease of life as a singles wrestler would propel him onwards on the card in WWE?

Nope, Eric Young hasn't appeared on RAW this year, instead he has joined Cedric Alexander as a WWE Main Event regular. But even then, Young boasts only one victory in the ring since August 2019. What a waste!

#6. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins

Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins

Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins' storyline that led to their reunion as a tag-team was a great one, with Ryder determined to help Hawkins overcome their losing streak and eventually doing so to win the RAW Tag-Team Titles.

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But, they didn't keep the titles for long and since then have been used sparingly. In fact, the last time we saw them gracing WWE television, we were treated to the two of them getting demolished by 'The Chosen One' Drew McIntyre.

What's particularly disappointing about these two charismatic performers is that the 'Rated R Superstar' Edge returned to WWE at the Royal Rumble, and then again on the following Monday Night RAW, where he was brutally attacked by Randy Orton and these two guys, who were close friends with Edge and previously called 'The Edgeheads' didn't attempt to help him.

Admittedly there's still plenty of time for these two Superstars to get involved in Edge's ongoing storyline, but if they do appear, let's all be honest with ourselves and admit it's only because Edge is back and if he didn't return there's a good chance we'd never see them again.

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#5. Titus O'Neil

Titus O'Neil

I know what you're thinking, Titus O'Neil is a former 24/7 Champion, so how can he possibly be considered a Superstar that WWE creative has forgotten about? And my answer in response to that is - really guys? Really?

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Since this time last year, Titus O'Neil has wrestled only 16 times and the last time that took place on Monday Night RAW was November 25th, 2019. In fact Titus has only wrestled once since then, on Main Event in December, and has not been seen since.

This seems like no way to treat a former Prime Time Player and Tag-Team Champion and the guy who gave us that incredible slide under the ring on the way to the Greatest Royal Rumble match ever. Did he earn some respect with that slide at least?

Again, maybe it's disingenuous to suggest creative has forgotten about O'Neil because they did try and get a tag-team with O'Neil and No Way Jose going on WWE Main Event a few months ago. It obviously doesn't need saying how well that went.

#4. The IIconics

The IIconics

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are injured or that there's some reason they're not currently on television, but as far as anyone can tell, they've just simply been forgotten...

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Billie Kay and Peyton Royce aren't just anybody, they're the second ever WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions and have held the titles since WrestleMania in April until August last year. But since then, they've not been used too often at all.

Since losing the titles in August of last year, The IIconics have only appeared four more times until November. Their last match on WWE television was in a losing effort to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. They haven't wrestled since this match, not even on Main Event or anything.

It remains to be seen when we'll see this hilarious Australian duo again, but don't hold your breath that it'll be anytime soon. Which is a shame because the Women's Tag-Team Division in WWE is pretty neglected at the moment with no challengers for the Kabuki Warriors in sight.

#3. Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews is one of those Superstars who appears out of the blue every now and then for a couple of weeks and everyone says he should get a push and he looks great and charismatic and then just fades back into obscurity.

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It's actually quite sad that someone as talented as Apollo Crews has been the most talked about in WWE during the time they dropped his surname rather than through his talent or ability to get himself over.

Too be fair to WWE, he has wrestled twice in WWE although you may have missed it both times, because he wrestled in the pre-show dark match on SmackDown against Mustafa Ali. In case you were thinking to yourself "Great, this might be the start of a push", don't! He lost both matches.

The last time we saw Apollo Crews on the main roster television was in October 2019 in a losing effort against Ricochet. Who knows how long it will be until we see Apollo Crews losing on WWE television again. I can't wait.

#2. Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel

Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel

Bo Dallas was one of the earliest NXT Champions and a 'main event' player on that brand and Curtis Axel was a Paul Heyman guy and chalked up victories over Triple H, Chris Jericho and John Cena.

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Then they sort of stopped being important on the main roster, until they were able to organically get themselves over as a tag-team called 'The B Team' and they even managed to capture tag-team gold.

But the last time this tag-team wrestled together was October 2019 at WWE Crown Jewel, and since then, Curtis Axel has only wrestled once on a SmackDown dark match and Bo Dallas hasn't wrestled at all.

To be slightly fair to WWE, the SmackDown tag-team division is fairly crowded with Heavy Machinery, Lucha House Party, Miz and Morrison, The Usos, The Revival and New Day so someone's going to be left out.

With that in mind, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing Bo Dallas or Curtis Axel anytime soon and I'd be surprised if we see them before WrestleMania at all.

#1. Heath Slater

Heath Slater

Heath Slater is someone else that hasn't been seen anywhere near a WWE ring since October 2019, when he lost the Crown Jewel Battle Royal. As a result you can't help but wonder how the former Nexus member is feeding his kids.

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This is further amplified by the fact that his former Three Man Band team mate Drew McIntyre has been propelled into the main event scene after winning the Royal Rumble and will, in all likelihood, wrestle Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title in the main event of WrestleMania.

Add to that, the fact that his other Three Man Band team mate Jinder Mahal has also won the very same championship and held it for quite a long time and you begin to not only wonder when it will be Slater's turn, but also where the hell is he?

Now would be a great time to have Slater and McIntyre interacting in some way, but instead he's sitting in catering and enjoying the food. Perhaps it's a deliberate thing from WWE who have realised that for a member of 3MB to be successful, they just need to go away for ages and then come back shredded.

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Akhilesh Tirumala
 
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