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10 Times WWE Treated Home Town Talent Like Garbage

You can't go home again, they say. These WWE superstars certainly wish they hadn't.

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Who doesn't love the tale of the prodigal son? The story is about a boy leaving his family and making a complete hash of his life, but still finding love and acceptance when he returns. It's a powerful idea - that no matter what a person does in their life, they will always be guaranteed a warm welcome when they come home.

Unless that person is a WWE superstar. Then things get a bit less murkier.

Over the years the WWE have presented a rather mixed take on Cody Rhodes' favourite parable. Although there have been plenty of historic moments where the local heroes enjoyed a triumphant homecoming - Trish Stratus in Montreal, CM Punk in Chicago - the WWE have also shown no hesitation in flipping the narrative.

Far from being given a hero's welcome, each entrant on this list was portrayed as an also-ran in their own backyard. Whether it was by losing matches, titles, their dignity or even all three, these are ten times the WWE treated home town talent less like the prodigal son and more like the red-headed stepchild.

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