10 Wrestlers Who Found Out WWE Wasn't The Promised Land

Vader Time? Not in the WWF it isn't!

In the words of Chris Jericho, Steve Austin and countless other top stars, WWE is the one company that every professional wrestler aspires to work for. The lure of Vince McMahon's empire is simply too great, so much so that virtually every major name in grappling history has been unable to resist it.

Even Sting, who became infamous for being one of the only ones to evade WWE, inevitably signed on the dotted line in 2014. Once he had, the legendary WCW star worked just 2 matches for the promotion, both of them losing efforts against Triple H and Seth Rollins, before retiring from the ring.

What Sting found out was that World Wrestling Entertainment, whilst definitely the largest organisation in the wrestling world, isn't always what it promises to be. The face-painted 'Icon' isn't alone, there are numerous examples in history of performers jumping to the WWF/WWE only to be left disappointed by what they find.

Political poison behind the scenes, a lack of faith from management and simple, shoddy booking are all here.

Let's look at 10 wrestlers who found out the hard way that WWE isn't always for everybody...


Lifelong wrestling, video game, music and sports obsessive who has been writing about his passions since childhood. Also a pro wrestling commentator and former manager with a love of sparkly jackets.