10 Major Signings That WWE Totally Wasted

8. Ultimo Dragon


Ultimo Dragon's legacy is greatly overstated. He's one of those wrestlers who looks brilliant the first few times you watch him, but whose lack of depth becomes apparent on repeat viewings. He's flashy and eye-catching, and has been involved in plenty of great matches over the years, but doesn't come close to a Jushin 'Thunder' Liger or Eddie Guerrero in artistic terms.

Regardless, there's no denying that he was a huge international name in his prime, and there was a great deal of excitement when WWE signed him in 2003. Having built his American reputation in WCW, Dragon was brought in with the hopes that he'd make as big a splash as recent signee Rey Mysterio, but he flopped, and much of this was down to the way WWE handled him.

Dragon was relegated to WWE's C-shows almost immediately after debuting. The company continually refused to do anything with him, and he's best remembered for a monumental WrestleMania XX blunder, when he tripped as he entered the stage. Disillusioned with his role in the company, Dragon requested his WWE release in April 2004, and was let go without hesitation.

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