10 Biggest Missed Opportunities In WWE History

Bad things happen when WWE drop the ball.


Combining the thrills and spills of a Hollywood blockbuster with the comic book world’s big, colourful characters and tales of good vs. evil, wrestling is a sport like no other. At it’s best, it’s one of the most exciting shows in the world, and while many of their practices are far from perfect, WWE have given fans plenty of reasons to cheer over the years.

From Daniel Bryan finally winning the big one and becoming WWE Champion at WrestleMania XXX, to Hulk Hogan bodyslamming Andre the Giant at WMIII, wrestling is defined by those big moments where the stars align and the end result is nothing short of exhilarating.

Unfortunately, WWE have become just as well-known for fluffing such opportunities. Their current monopoly affords them leeway in this department, but that doesn’t change the fact that Vince McMahon’s industry-leading juggernaut has dropped the ball on countless occasions over the years.

As a wrestling fan, few things are more frustrating than seeing WWE botch what looks like an easy lay-up. Here are those moments where WWE failed to strike when the iron was hot, and give the fans what they wanted: the 10 biggest missed opportunities in WWE history.


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