5 Superstars WWE might never rehire

Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon

Never say never in WWE but there are a few a Superstars who might have burnt the bridge a bit too much for them to have any chance of a comeback. The company is always open to rehiring the stars they once let go and even make them champions later, just ask Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre.

However, certain things are unforgivable for Vince McMahon and co. Here are 5 Superstars WWE might never rehire because of one reason or the other:

#5 - Alberto del Rio

Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio is someone who was released by WWE, not once but twice! However, in March this year, he stated that he was in talks with the company about a possible return once again.

The 42-year-old was in talks with Nos Cayó La Noche when he claimed that he had rebuilt the bridge with WWE. He added that he was hoping to reach an agreement with them and return in the middle of the year.

We have been in communication. We have rebuilt the bridge. On their part, they were wrong on some decisions and I also did some things wrong on my part. I am hoping that we can reach an agreement sometime this year or by the middle of this year I’ll be back there.

However, sources told the highly-reliable Fightful Select that there was no truth in the statements by Del Rio. They added that WWE were never going to do something that would make Paige uncomfortable.

The same was reiterated by Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio as well, where he said that Vince McMahon is not interested in working with Del Rio. He went on to add that the WWE Chairman might even consider signing Punk if it meant keeping him away from AEW but that would never be the case with the Mexican star.

#4 - Enzo Amore

Enzo Amore
Enzo Amore

Ever since Enzo Amore was released by WWE, things were never good between the two sides. He invaded a pay-per-view and all that just because he wanted to 'trend' worldwide.

In August 2019, Dave Meltzer reported that Enzo and Big Cass were in talks to return to WWE. He added that they would be working on NXT, something Triple H has been running really well.

WWE has been in contact with Enzo and Cass about a surprise return to be top stars on the NXT brand. We don't know if they've accepted, but Cass really hasn't done much on the indie scene and has also made it clear he wants to get back. Enzo, who really knows. He says a lot of things but his rap career isn't exactly going anywhere and he also hasn't done much on the indie scene but hasn't walked away from wrestling either.

However, WWE immediately released a statement and said that there were no plans to bring them back. Triple H made it clear that it was his idea to release the statement and it was because he did want the rumours to spread.

That is a clear indication that WWE have no interest in rehiring Enzo any time soon and with Triple H himself saying things, things won't change for a long time.

#3 - Jon Moxley

Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley

Dean Ambrose, now known as Jon Moxley, is one Superstar who might never return to WWE even if he is called back. However, with his recent comments, it is very likely that WWE also do not consider rehiring him.

The All Elite Wrestling star didn't hold back when talking about WWE when he appeared on Chris Jericho's podcast just after his AEW debut. Adding to that, he has been constantly talking negatively about WWE and Vince McMahon.

In an interview on Wrestling Observer Live, Moxley spoke about how he would work in a McDonald's than be a part of the creative team or be a producer at WWE. He claims that it is a thankless job and that is terrible to work under Vince McMahon.

"If I couldn't wrestle right now, I think I'd maybe have a shot to be like a producer, a coach, or a trainer, something like that. Be involved in some way which I would never say, I would never be a producer in WWE. I would rather work in McDonalds than be a producer in WWE. You talk about a thankless job…
Or be on the creative team at WWE, I would rather like, tar driveways in the summer heat than be a creative member of the creative team in WWE. What a terrible job. Sitting around waiting for Vince to write a show and then he crumbles up the show and throws it out. You get yelled at and treated like an idiot. I can't imagine how frustrating that job would be. But, outside of WWE in the world, I would love to be part of the creative process after I couldn't wrestle anymore."

It is safe to say that both sides would not be interested in working with each other any time soon. However, this might just be one of those bridges that could be rebuilt but it would take a long time for that to happen.

#2 - Brodie Lee

Brodie Lee
Brodie Lee

Luke Harper was underutilized by WWE and there is no doubt about it. He has a lot of potential and that was never used by WWE as they often saw him as a part of a faction or a tag-team and not a leader or singles star. That might be the reason why Brodie Lee might not want to go back but there is a very good chance of WWE not hiring him as well.

Ever since joining All Elite Wrestling, Lee has been constantly taking shots at Vince McMahon and how he functions. The shots are clear and not subtly done by AEW and Lee might have burnt the bridge for his return to WWE.

As per Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio, people backstage in WWE are not happy about Brodie Lee making fun of Vince McMahon. He claimed that there are several personalities upset with Lee and AEW for the segment.

It is safe to say that Lee has very little chance of getting back in WWE.

#1 - CM Punk

CM Punk
CM Punk

CM Punk is one Superstar that over 90% of the WWE Universe wants to see back in the ring. The former WWE Champion has always been linked with a move back to the squared circle of the company but he has not come close to it.

He is working on FOX's WWE Backstage and that might be the closest he ever comes to a WWE return. As per Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, Punk is on the list of Superstars Vince McMahon never wants to work with.

Adding to that, Punk's lawsuits and comments about WWE after his exit have never been forgotten. He has also said that he would never work a full schedule anymore and that might also play a role in why WWE might not consider rehiring him.

Punk has also claimed that the new style does not suit him and the game is completely different now.

"It's wild. There's a lot of it. There's so much wrasslin'. I understand. It's not for me. It's not my generation. It's a completely different game. There's good, and there's bad."

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