5 wrestlers who appeared on WWE TV before they were superstars
WWE superstars start their careers long before they are signed by WWE, even though there are a number of stars who were signed to the company with no relevant wrestling experience.
The company often ask independent wrestlers to appear on WWE TV when they are in their state, who go to play small roles in whatever storyline is happening on Raw or SmackDown Live at that time.
Over the years, WWE has recruited a number of extras to use backstage or in small roles on the show and these stars have then gone on to become some of the best-known superstars on WWE TV today.
#5. Tye Dillinger - Stan
One of the most famous backstage segments in the history of WWE happened back in 2006 when Shawn Michaels was seen backstage with Triple H being told that he doesn't know the meaning of controversy.
Michaels took offence to this and randomly decided to superkick a few staff backstage including "Stan." Many of the WWE Universe have noticed that Stan was current SmackDown superstar Tye Dillinger.
Dillinger has climbed the ranks in WWE over the past few years after being signed to NXT back in 2013 and is now being used sparsely on the SmackDown brand.
This wasn't the first time that Dillinger was signed to WWE though since his original stint took place back in 2008 when he was part of the ECW brand under the ring name Gavin Spears.