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Top 10 underrated WWE superstars that were probably released too early

Reigning and 5 time TNA Knockouts Champion, Gail Kim with her title
Aryaman Sood
ANALYST
Modified 13 May 2017, 05:12 IST
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You're fired!!!WWE has a mixed track record for creating stars. They do tend to try (albeit pathetically in some cases) but things don’t work out. Where WWE goes wrong in most cases is giving up on talent not named John Cena or Roman Reigns and letting them be forgotten entities in the footnote of history.WWE created industry defining stars – Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock etc. but not all stories work out. In this list I will look at the top 10 performers that WWE severely underrated and subsequently released without giving them a fair shot. With the current vacuum at the top of the card due to injuries, WWE’s lack of star-making abilities are exposed for the first time since the mid-nineties, when Mabel was 'King of the Ring'. The company could've given the following a longer rope and helped established a stronger backbone and upper card to deal with such situations.Without further ado....

#10 Gail Kim

Gail Kim – one of the biggest wasted opportunities in WWE. She is arguably one of the finest wrestlers in the world between the Trish-Lita-Victoria era and the four Horsewomen era. 

She won the WWE women’s championship in her first match (Paige did it with the Divas title) which gave the impression that WWE were serious about her. Her first release in November 2004 was shocking and ‘cost cutting’ was a pathetic excuse as WWE began moving to the model atheletes as wrestlers which saw the likes of Kelly Kelly become champion...

Kim stated in an interview with The Sun that she was not happy with her time in WWE due to the feeling that the female talents were being held back while also vowing never to re-sign with the promotion. 

It's hard to argue with that because Gail Kim was one of the most talented wrestlers of her generation. She would find solace in TNA where she was the inaugural and became a five-time Knockouts champion, but alas her WWE tenure will be remembered as a huge disappointment. For heaven's sake, Kim won the PWI Female Wrestler of the year award in 2013 and all WWE saw her fit for was ‘dorky’ Daniel Bryan’s girlfriend.

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Published 08 Feb 2016, 21:09 IST
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