WWE is undoubtedly the biggest and most prestigious wrestling company in the world. Most wrestlers have career aspirations to make it big in the company due to watching the company as they grew up. It also happens to easily be the best place for wrestlers to make a living.
Despite this, some wrestlers have refused to work for the company. Whilst some wrestlers refuse to go back because of past issues, others have no interest in wrestling for Vince McMahon's company. Here are some of the Superstars to recently rule out a WWE return.
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#1 CM Punk
After leaving the WWE in early 2014, CM Punk attempted to start a career in the UFC. This short career looks likely to be over now due to his age and Punk suffering heavy one sided defeats in both fights. With speculation mounting that Punk could have one last run with the WWE, he addressed the situation this week:
"It's not even a matter of not going to wrestling because I'm busy doing other stuff, there's just nothing that interests me in wrestling,"
After expressing his lack of interest in returning to any wrestling promotion, the veteran is now reportedly looking to focus on a movie career. Overall it seems to be a case of the WWE wanting him to return, but the Chicago native has happily moved on with his post wrestling career.
#2 Gail Kim
Most will forget that Gail Kim actually won the WWE Women's Championship in her first match with the company. Despite this, Kim was largely wasted during her second run between 2008 and 2011. Her release came when she famously eliminated herself from a televised battle royal. After her release, Kim returned to TNA and within a year was voted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as the best female wrestler in the world.
The Canadian recently shut down any rumours of a return to WWE at the upcoming women's pay per view. Kim recently retired`from wrestling after being inducted into Impact Wrestling's Hall of Fame. Despite this, she has remained active on twitter and has criticised the WWE's 'Women Revolution'. In her own words, any wrestling return will be for Impact rather than WWE.
#3 Sami Callihan
Callihan performed on the NXT brand from 2012 - 2015 under the ring name 'Solomon Crowe'. His WWE character was a computer hacker that always seemed destined to fail as the Ohio native was largely limited to dark matches. Fast forward three years and Callihan is calling out Chris Jericho, starring for Impact and making global headlines for injuring Eddie Edwards.
Callihan recently criticised the WWE for trying to monopolise the market and has called for wrestlers to fight back against the company. It could have all played out very differently considering Callihan was originally wanted for a role in the SAnitY faction. The wrestler has no plans for a WWE return which is probably for the best considering how dark and sadistic his current persona is.
#4 Scott Steiner
It should come as no surprise that Scott Steiner will likely never wrestle in the WWE again. Steiner claimed in 2016 that the company had offered him a legends contract but this eventually led to nothing. Over the past two years Steiner has repeatedly criticised the WWE Hall of Fame whilst also launching personal attacks on Vice President Triple H.
Despite this, Big Poppa Pump makes occasional appearances for Impact Wrestling and was most recently seen during the Starrcast convention. Rest assured that Steiner's pop culture legacy is sealed however as Wendy's recently parodied his famous 'Math' promo.