Today we present you
16 disappointing supertars from
16) Kerry Von Erich – 1992
The Von Erichs are one of wrestling’s
with a dozen members representing
the family inside the squared circle.
But out of this dirty dozen,
only Kerry Von Erich ever competed
in the WWF,
though wrestled as the Texas
Tornado when he debuted in 1990.
A fan-favourite from his first match,
Kerry was quickly pushed,
and won the Intercontinental
Championship just a month after
defeating the long-established
Mr Perfect at Summerslam.
By 1992 however,
Von Erich was demoted to being
a mere jobber,
and a mixture of injuries and personal
issues caused Kerry
to leave the company in August,
just months before his untimely
passing aged 33.
15) Scott Steiner – 2003
When Scott Steiner first appeared
in the WWF,
he was a clean cut All-American
babyface alongside his brother Rick.
But when Steiner returned in
November 2002, he was
as fans had seen him
become the muscle-bound self-
proclaimed Freakzilla in WCW.
Whilst Steiner had been an
impressive force in WCW,
in 2003, the WWE Universe received
a lazy, unmotivated Superstar,
who’s match at the 2003 Royal
Rumble is still considered
one of the worst World Title
matches in history.
Refusing to give up on the
the company gave him a rematch
at next month’s No Way Out,
but after another poor performance,
the WWE were convinced not to
give him a similar push
to the one he got at the end of WCW.
14) Zack Ryder – 2012
In 2018, the WWE are all about
showcasing their content on Facebook,
and plenty more sites.
But in 2011, when Zack Ryder
was getting himself over
on his ‘Z! True Long Island Story’
the company didn’t like that one bit,
refusing to book Ryder despite
despite his massive support from
At TLC 2011 though,
the company seemingly had a
change of heart,
with Ryder winning the United
in what should’ve been a
Instead, the company quickly
stripped everything from the
Woo Woo Woo Superstar,
having him lose the gold quickly,
before losing then-girlfriend
a breakup made even worse when
Eve emasculated him at WrestleMania
28 in 2012.
By the end of 2012, Ryder was
back to being a jobber,
and has never reached the highs
he once was.
13) Bad News Brown – 1990
Quite possibly the most
disappointing wrestler of 1989 as well,
Bad News Brown signed with
the WWF in 1988
in what was a huge signing at the time.
A Judo Bronze medallist at the
1976 Montreal Olympics,
Brown became arguably a
prototype Stone Cold Steve Austin,
refusing to trust anyone,
even his fellow heels.
By 1990 though, Brown’s star-
power had dropped significantly,
with the Olympian entering a
completely tone-deaf feud with
which saw the Scotsman paint
half his body black,
in what Brown has since described
in interviews as a clear racist attack.
After failing to beat Piper at
Brown left the company in the
Summer of 1990,
claiming Vince McMahon had broke
his promise to make him the first
black WWF Champion.
12. Bart Gunn – 1999
Bart Gunn was probably never going to be
the next Triple H, but there’s no denying his
in-ring skill. Unfortunately, in 1999, the company completely ruined Gunn, in just 35 seconds
After winning the Brawl for All shoot-fighting
tournament which was the WWF’s answer to
UFC, Gunn could’ve become a huge star.
All he had to do, was defeat Eric ‘Butterbean’
Esch at WrestleMania 15.
Instead, Butterbean completely destroyed
Gunn, knocking him out in just over half a
minute, completely destroying all tough-guy
cred that Gunn had built, with the Smokin’
Gunn being released not long after.
They say if you pause the WrestleMania
fight at just the right moment, you can
pinpoint the exact second Bart Gunn’s
11) Kharma – 2011
In TNA, Awesome Kong was one
of the company’s top stars,
which is why expectations were
when the former Knockouts
Champion signed with WWE in 2010.
At a time where the company preferred
models over actual talent,
Kharma broke the mould,
with promos showing the monster
heel destroy barbie dolls left and right.
But in one of the company’s most
Kharma randomly broke down in
tears after one of her attacks,
announcing a week later that she
This joyous news secured the end
of her push
as Kharma would leave for the
rest of the year,
returning at the 2012 Royal Rumble,
before leaving the company in July,
never having a single one-on-one
match as a WWE Superstar.
10. Bob Backlund – 1993
A decade after losing the WWF Championship
to The Iron Sheik, Bob Backlund returned to
the WWE in 1992, though to a very different
Not long after returning, fans quickly saw that
Backlund was out-of-step with the new generation,
as the 44-year-old squeaky clean babyface had
plenty of wrestling skill, but absolutely zero
After a highly underwhelming 1993, things
did get better for Backlund, as in 1994 he
turned into a crazed heel,
, who monologued about ‘the good old days’,
and had plenty of grievances about new edgy,
popular superstars like Razor Ramon and
Winning the WWF Championship in late 1994,
Backlund’s new title reign may have been brief,
but was by far his most entertaining.
9. Buff Bagwell – 2001
One match can make a career, and one
match can break a career, and in the case
of Buff Bagwell, it was definitely the latter.
Joining the WWF after WCW’s demise,
Bagwell was given one chance to impress,
being booked to face WCW Champion
Booker T on a July 2001 edition of RAW
Sadly, Buff did not have ‘The Stuff’, as
the match stank up the show.
Just one week later, Bagwell was fired
from the company, who cited attitude
issues as just one of several reasons
behind the release.
Another reason was that his mother
Judy, who is somehow a former WCW
Tag Team Champion
was pestering the WWF about giving
her son a push, in what might be the
most embarrassing mom moment in history.
Today we present you
16 disappointing supertars from
8) THE NEXUS -2010
8) The Nexus – 2010
Yep, in 2010, it wasn’t just one
Superstar who was the most
it was a whole group.
Sure, the group started strong,
destroying everything on RAW in
their June debut,
in a moment so controversial,
it caused WWE to temporarily
fire Daniel Bryan.
But at Summerslam, in a moment
he now regrets,
John Cena forced booking changes,
making so that he almost single-
handedly defeated the seven
killing all momentum the group had.
Whilst Cena would later be forced
to join the sinister group of renegades
the Summerslam loss caused
irreparable damage to the Nexus’ cred,
as fans knew it was only a
matter of time
before Big Match John would break
free and defeat them, again.
7) Lex Luger – 1994
Lex Luger could’ve been 1993’s
most disappointing star,
as his DQ-victory over Yokozuna
and post-match celebration,
despite not winning the WWF
not only made Luger look like
but cemented his image as
‘not Hulk Hogan’.
But in 1994, things got worse
for the leader of the Lex Express,
despite Luger receiving more
at capturing the coveted gold.
at capturing the coveted gold.
After failing in all these shots,
Luger was quickly moved to the
mid-card, a huge demotion for the man
Vince McMahon once thought
would be his next hero.
Perhaps nothing exemplifies
his fall from grace
than Luger’s 1994 rivalry with
as both men wondered who
sold out to Ted DiBiase,
which left the fans wondering,
6) Dean Douglas – 1995
When Shane Douglas returned
to the WWF after years away,
he was a much different man
than the one who had left.
As ECW’s foul-mouthed Franchise,
Douglas had become a huge
that Vince McMahon was eager
to snatch up.
And yet, it was McMahon’s
decision to repackage the Franchise
as college educator, further proving
that ever New Generation
needed a side job.
I’m looking at you IRS.
As if being the cartoonish Dean
wasn’t bad enough,
Douglas quickly made
with the Kliq being quick to
make his life a living hell.
Unsurprisingly, Douglas returned
to ECW in 1996,
vowing never to work for
a promise he has kept to this
day, over 20 years later.
5) The Dragon – 1991
We all know that Vince
McMahon can be petty,
but did he bury Ricky Steamboat
after he took a brief hiatus to be
there for the birth of his son?
That’s how it seemed in 1991,
when Steamboat returned to
the company as ‘The Dragon.
Not Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat,
just ‘The Dragon’,
of course wearing dragon themed
headgear and breathing fire
Whilst the commentators would
to him as a former
or mention in passing his
epic WrestleMania 3 bout
with Randy Savage,
the words Ricky Steamboat
was never mentioned,
as if they had been banned
Unhappy with his new role,
Steamboat left before the
end of the year,
after losing on a house show
the crocodile hunter, not the
Springfield elementary principal.
4) Tazz – 2000
Following in Shane Douglas’ footsteps
Tazz debuted the WWF with a
lot of hype,
after being a beast in ECW.
Unfortunately, much like Douglas,
the Human Suplex machine quickly
became an afterthought,
wallowing in the mid-card,
and having an embarrassing feud
with Jerry Lawler over the Summer,
which Tazz wouldn’t even win.
By 2001, Tazz’s star had fallen so far,
the pint-sized powerhouse
was relegated to the Voice of
a clear sign the company had
given up on pushing him,
perhaps due to his size.
As a commentator, Tazz had a
much bigger role,
where he worked colour
commentary for years,
before leaving in 2009,
arguably better known for his voice
than his fists.
3) DDP – 2002
One of the biggest stars in WCW,
Diamond Dallas Page made
history in 2001,
when he became the first WCW
star to appear on RAW.
Unfortunately, this shocking moment
came about because Page
had been revealed as the stalker
of the Undertaker’s wife Sara,
in what was obviously a very uncomfortable feud, far beneath
After being destroyed by the
Deadman for the majority of 2001,
2002 was not much better for Page,
who feuded for the lowest-tier
before quietly leaving in April.
Whilst the company has embraced
Page in recent years,
giving the positive one a Hall of
Fame ring in 2017,
his WWE career was seemingly
of a WCW star being broken
down by Vince McMahon.
2) Mr. Kennedy – 2007
Mr. Kennedy had seemingly everything
a WWE Superstar could want.
a great gimmick,
the loudmouth was seemingly a
sure-fire World Champion,
a belief strengthened
when he became Mr. Money in
the Bank at WrestleMania 23.
But a month later, everything changed.
After losing the contract to Edge,
and backstage rivals costed
including a main event push as
Mr. McMahon’s illegitimate son.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the role
was ultimately given to Hornswoggle,
with Kennedy being shown the
door in 2009.
1) Finn Balor – 2018
Whilst 2018 isn’t over yet,
it’d take a miracle for Finn Balor to
this year’s biggest disappointment.
Since returning from an injury
that forced him
to vacate the Universal Championship,
the Irishman has been running
and despite victories over Bray Wyatt
and Baron Corbin, hasn’t moved
up the card.
And now with Brock Lesnar holding
the Universal championship hostage
for a second time,
Braun Strowman and Drew
McIntyre nipping at his heels,
and Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
likely feuding for the
Balor remains stuck without
and might be better off taking
his talents to SmackDown Live,
or dare we say it, New Japan.
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