10 Ways WWE Are Holding Their Own Wrestlers Back

An all-time great roster regulated to death.


It's hard to think of a time when WWE's roster was as loaded with talent as it is today. Raw, SmackDown, and NXT are all stuffed with legitimately world-class performers from top to bottom, and while the company don't always utilise this incredible resource as effectively as many would like, the wrestlers' pedigree can't be denied.

There's still one major area in which the roster is woefully lacking, however: star power.

Brock Lesnar and John Cena stand out as WWE's biggest names, but while Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose are great, they can't compare to the stars created in eras gone by. They'll never have the chance to become a Rock or Steve Austin, and that's a shame, because it isn't their fault.

The bulk of WWE's biggest names aren't even operating at half capacity, so restrictive are the rules and regulations the company enforce upon their employees. Their hands-on approach has its benefits, but it's also the main reason wrestlers aren't excelling like they used to, and as great as the likes of AJ Styles are, they could be doing so much more if they weren't operating in such a stifling environment.

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