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10 Wrestlers Who Never Recovered From Awful Debuts

Yes, Shockmaster will be mentioned...

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Whether you're going on a date with someone for the very first time or being interviewed for the job of your dreams, you want to make sure the person you're trying to impress doesn't think you're an utter goof within minutes of saying hello.

The same applies to the wide range of anxious potential superstars making their debuts for a wrestling promotion.

Sadly, not every performer is lucky enough to hit the ground running and powerbomb the mighty John Cena to the sound of thousands of adoring fans on their first night. In reality, for every Kevin Owens, there's also another hopeful talent who falls flat on their face on night one and struggles to get things going again from there on out.

Wrestling debuts can ultimately fail for a number of reasons.

An injury killing off any momentum a star had after their initial arrival, a wrestler being forced to go against their instincts and produce an awkward first appearance in the ring, or an audience simply not taking to the character they're witnessing for the very first time have all left various debuting wrestlers facing an uphill battle to get fans back onside.

Some eventually succeed and become household names, whereas others...

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