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5 WWE wrestlers who would make more money if they left

Ian Carey
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5.10K   //    09 Nov 2017, 03:17 IST


In 2017, numerous wrestlers have left the WWE in search of greener pastures. At first glance, this might seem peculiar as WWE is the largest sports entertainment promotion in the world.

So how would any wrestler stand to make more money performing for smaller promotions?

It really comes down to if the wrestler is being used to their potential by the WWE. In the case of Cody Rhodes, he felt he could be a main event player but Vince McMahon disagreed.

Now he is getting the chance to be a main event player outside of WWE and is making more money as a result.

This article takes a look at five underappreciated WWE wrestlers who would make more money if they left the company.

#5 Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews spent four years exciting crowds in the Dragon Gate USA promotion under the name Uhaa Nation before signing with the WWE. He even joined forces with his current teammate in the Titus Worldwide, Akira Tozawa, for a period while in Dragon Gate.

He has also wrestled for Evolve, where he was scouted by WWE.

Crews became quite popular in Dragon Gate and could easily win over crowds in Japan and the American independent circuit if he was to return. Currently, Crews is just a guy who loses matches on Raw, most recently to Samoa Joe.

He would stand to make more money main eventing shows outside of WWE than losing matches on Raw.

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