In a fair and just world, being great at what you do would result in the rewards and plaudits that should naturally accompany being excellent at something. But the world isn't always just and fair - and even more so, the professional wrestling business isn't always just and fair!
Wrestling fans love to throw shade at superstars who they feel don't have the talents and abilities needed to match the spot that they've been afforded, but the other side of that coin are the performers whose abilities far succeed the success levels that they've achieved.
Whether that's one of Vince McMahon's imaginary brass rings, the famed glass ceiling of WWE, or political BS, so many superstars have never been afforded the chance to truly shine as bright as they can. And elsewhere, there are those wrestlers who have simply been too good for their own good.
Labelling somebody "too good for their own good" is almost a backhanded compliment, yet it's something that can truthfully be said about so many names over the decades, and for a wide variety of reasons.
Here, then, are ten such examples of wrestlers whose own brilliance ended up being a hindrance to them.