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6 WWE Superstars currently In Need Of A Storyline

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As 'the Grandest Stage of Them All', WrestleMania is generally where the WWE both initiates and ends many of its storylines. Sometimes this comes about from NXT Superstars being called up to the main roster.

While there are dozens of Superstars signed to Raw at any given time, and dozens more signed to SmackDown, sometimes five hours of weekly programming is still not enough to incorporate all of the contracted WWE talent into proper storylines.

Furthermore, when factoring in injuries and personal issues that unexpectedly put WWE Superstars on the sidelines, a lot of the creative decisions made by the company may come about on the fly.

Currently, there are a lot of WWE Superstars who we have not been seeing much in terms of storyline as of late. John Cena, for example, had his high-profile loss at WrestleMania 34 to The Undertaker and has not stated who he is challenging next.

Speaking of The Undertaker, Kane appeared on Monday Night Raw several weeks before WrestleMania 34 to confront Cena, but he was not mentioned in the recent Superstar Shakeup. Cena and Kane aside, below are seven current WWE Superstars who are in need of a new storyline.

#1 Mike Kanellis

WWE Superstar Mike Kanellis
WWE Superstar Mike Kanellis

When Mike Kanellis -- known in Ring Of Honor and other independent promotions as Mike Bennett -- came onto the WWE main roster, he did so alongside wife Maria Kanellis. Timing was not on Kanellis' side when joining up with WWE as he was portraying the character of a Maria-obsessed lovebird, yet Maria announced her pregnancy shortly after this and quickly disappeared off of television.

Kanellis has not found himself used in a major WWE storyline, although he was seen participating in Wrestlemania 34's Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Kanellis has the reputation of being a great in-ring worker and undoubtedly could fit into a variety of slots, whether it is 205 Live, a make-shift tag team, or standard main roster matches.

Kanellis was notably never part of NXT televised programming, even though he had worked with a lot of current NXT Superstars (and recent WWE call-ups from NXT) during his time with Ring Of Honor. Hopefully, the Massachusetts native gets a chance to show off his talent to WWE audiences in the near-future.

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