10 Great Wrestlers Who Never Got Over In WWE

You can have all the talent in the world, but if you don't have the crowd...

Brian Kendrick 205 Live

Professional wrestling is a game of many faces. The variety of skills that one needs to succeed in this most competitive of worlds is wide, to say the least, covering everything from personality to prowess via aesthetics, attitude and more. History is littered with men and women who have succeeded on the strength of one particular characteristic, but a little bit of everything is required for most.

What makes it all the more galling is that you can seem to have everything in place for stardom, only for bad booking or an intangible something to get between you and the fans. You can have all the skills in the world, but if you don’t have the fans then you are nothing.

WWE history is littered with immensely talented performers who were held back somewhat by audience apathy. ‘Getting over’ means different things to different people, but for these 10 it meant the difference between superstardom and the purgatory of the midcard, or worse.


Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.