Over the years, WWE has released and rehired numerous Superstars whilst others have made it clear that they would never return to the company. "Never say never" is a common phrase. However, some wrestlers have already burnt all of their bridges and ensured that WWE wouldn't welcome them back.
These are the WWE stars that the company doesn't even mention on WWE programming. The ones who may held records or titles at one time, but now the company acts as though they never existed.
Here are just five former WWE stars whose names will never be mentioned on WWE shows again.
#5. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho was the first-ever Undisputed WWE Champion and arguably one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. When Jericho made the move over to All Elite Wrestling he left his past behind.
Chris Jericho revealed back in April 2019 that he was actually banned from WWE. Jericho told the Sam Robert's Podcast that this meant that he wasn't allowed to have any WWE stars on his podcast and had been edited out of a number of Network programs.
“I’ve talked with [Vince] a couple of times. But I’m kind of public enemy number one there now. I’ve been kind of removed from the annals of history [in WWE]. I asked the other day if I could have a couple of their guys on my podcast to promote [WrestleMania 35] and I was told: ‘No, it’s not appropriate because you’re in AEW.’ I am banned from WWE.“I know that they had to take some videos down from UpUpDownDown of me playing.They edited some stuff from The Edge & Christian Show that had my name on it [as well].”
This ban later took a step further a month later when it was Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer revealed that not only was Jericho's name banned from WWE programming, but the star's move, The Codebreaker, could no longer be referred to by this name when Ricochet performed it.
The Women's Revolution has become a fixture for WWE in recent years. Many former women's champions and high-profile name from the past few decades have made their return to help push the division forward. Don't expect Sunny to return though.
Many consider Sunny the first-ever Diva in WWE and one of the women who predated the revolution back in the 1990s. However, the WWE Hall of Famer hasn't been seen on WWE programming since WrestleMania 25.
Sunny has been going through some personal issues and making headlines for all of the wrong reasons in recent years. The former WWE star was arrested just last month. She faces charges of contempt/violation of a domestic violence restraining order and operating a motor vehicle during a second license suspension.
WWE cut ties with the former star several years ago. Even though she was part of the Revolution more than two decades ago, Sunny's name hasn't been mentioned on WWE shows for several years.
#3. Chris Benoit
WWE hasn't been mentioned Chris Benoit's name on its programming since 2007. Even though some fans have petitioned to allow the former world champion into the WWE Hall of Fame, the company has remained adamant in their stance about "The Rabid Wolverine."
Benoit was once one of the most respected stars in WWE. That changed after the events that unfolded back in the summer of 2007. An apparent murder-suicide led to the deaths of Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their son, Daniel. The grim incident caused irreparable damage to the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion's reputation.
WWE aired a tribute show to Benoit the night that he passed away They later erased it from their archives and refused to mention his name on WWE programming again when the truth behind the events of that weekend was released to the public.
Fans can watch Benoit's matches on the WWE Network, but there is a warning on screen before any footage that Benoit is included in. His legacy is divisive, to say the least, but Benoit's name will never be mentioned on WWE programming again.
#2. Enzo Amore
WWE fired Enzo Amore back in 2018 after an investigation into rape allegations came to light. Amore has since been cleared of the charges and he is focused on his music career. Still, it appears that the star burned bridges with WWE.
Amore left the company in January of 2018 but he made quite the return as heckler in the audience at Survivor Series a few months later. Many fans believed that it could have been a work but the commentary team didn't even mention that was the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion caused some ruckus in the audience.
WWE went on to ban Amore from the arena following his attempted hijack of the show. The star hasn't been seen around the company since.
During his time with WWE, Amore had some struggles with other talent, as well Other wrestlers have kicked him out of the locker room. In the summer of 2017, Roman Reigns notoriously kicked him off the tour bus. Even though the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion was a top stars on 205 Live, Amore is no longer mentioned on the Network exclusive or RAW.
Victoria made history with WWE. While others like Trish Stratus and Lita have more accolades, Victoria took part in the first-ever women's steel cage match on RAW with Lita. She also took on Stratus in the first-ever Women's Hardcore Match back in 2003.
Interestingly, Victoria hasn't made a return as part of the Women's Revolution despite her role in many historic moments and her tenure as WWE Women's Champion.
WWE hasn't mentioned the former IMPACT Wrestling star's name on television since her departure back in 2009.
Victoria attended an episode of SmackDown back in 2017. The former WWE star hoped that she could head backstage and congratulate the women for putting on a fantastic show. However, she later said on Twitter that the company wouldn't allow it.
"The WWE Women's Ladder match was incredible. Wanted to congratulate the gals, but the office said that I couldn't go back stage."
Victoria has since removed the tweet. Nevertheless, it appears that the company didn't want her backstage and they haven't made any attempts to bring the now-retired star back.
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