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5 Wrestlers who did not look good until joining WWE

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16.02K   //    21 Feb 2018, 09:04 IST


WWE is the largest and most popular wrestling company in the world. To them WWE and wrestling are no longer two separate entities, and while they may know about the existence of the Independent Scene only a hardcore fan base follows it.

The reality is that many of the wrestlers who appear in WWE have had a long career in the Independent Scene and are experienced and respected by those who have seen them perform. The likes of Finn Balor, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura come to mind in the current crop of stars, who had long and successful careers before they even set foot in the WWE ring.

However, sometimes it goes the opposite way, and stars who have not been shown in the best light outside WWE find fame in the way that WWE portrays them. In this list we will talk about those stars who may or may not have been successful outside WWE, but their fame heightened considerably and their WWE run made them look way better than they had done before.


#5 Triple H



WWE Mae Young Classic
WWE Mae Young Classic

Currently one of the chief administrators behind the scenes in WWE, Triple H was not always in such an advantageous position. The Game was trained to wrestle by Killer Kowalski and then made his television debut for WCW where he played the gimmick of a French Aristocrat. Since Hunter did not know any French he was asked to speak in a French accent. He was involved in a number of feuds but then became involved in a tag team with William Regal. He did not find success and nor was he popular in WCW and had to leave to pursue a singles career. He signed for the competition in WWF, and retained some of his former persona, only this time as a Connecticut Blueblood. This was his gimmick for the first two years in the company, but soon he met Shawn Michaels and things changed for him.

He changed his gimmick into something edgier and then formed D-Generation X with Michaels to become Triple H. Following this his career is that of a trailblazer as with time his talent and ability only grew.

Hunter is now a legendary wrestler, and it is difficult to think of him as anything else other than the Cerebral Assassin, Triple H.

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