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5 Wrestlers with huge potential that are mostly forgotten

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11.14K   //    14 Mar 2018, 12:22 IST

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Billy Kidman

Sometimes things just don't work out for wrestlers.

They might have a great look, or sick mike skills, or be a technical wizard, but for some reason, they just can't seem to become true wrestling stars.

Often times the problem is their own ego; The wrestlers know they are good and become insufferable backstage, constantly complaining to management and the other talent that they deserve more than they are getting.

Other times outside influences, like injury or family strife will derail a promising career before it really starts.

And still other times, a wrestler will get every opportunity and still somehow fall flat with the audience.

Here are five wrestlers who had a ton of potential but mostly just fizzled out.


#1 Cody Deener

Cody Deener
Cody Deener

With good size and above averge ring skills, Canadian wrestler Chris Gray already had a lot of potential.

When you factor in his fantastic character acting as Mussel Shoals's favourite son, Cody Deener, it seems like a no-brainer that he would be at least working for a major company in 2018.

Sadly, that is not the case. In spite of being undeniably entertaining in his TNA run, Deener was released from his contract and hasn't made it out of the indies since. Deener had a few tryouts with WWE but they failed to offer him a contract, either.

What held him back: Deener isn't as large as WWE likes their heavyweights, while still being too big for the cruiserweight division. In TNA he seemed to almost have been forgotten by management, who failed to give his unique character anything interesting to do.


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Christopher Scott Wagoner is a fiction writer and freelance journalist from Austin, Texas. Dune is his favorite novel and Dean Malenko is his favorite wrestler.
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