10 WWE Wrestlers Who Are Having A Very, Very Bad 2020

5. Ricochet

WWE Super ShowDown 2020 Brock Lesnar Ricochet

How in the name of all that is holy did WWE manage to duff up Ricochet so horrendously? Of all the can’t miss prospects to have jumped from NXT to the main roster, Ricochet’s malaise stings the most. Actually, no, maybe Sami Zayn’s does. Or how about The Revival? Finn Balor? Shinsuke Nakamura? The list goes on and on and on.

Ricochet is an integral part of that list, and there was a brief moment at the beginning of the year when it seemed as though there was a light at the end of his tunnel. The former United States Championship helped eliminate Brock Lesnar from the Royal Rumble, before earning himself a shot at the then-WWE Champion.

Nobody expected Ricochet to beat Lesnar, but the Beast Incarnate had previous when it came to competitive matches against smaller opponents. Ricochet wasn’t going to win, but the prospect of him flying around Lesnar conjured up King Kong-style imagery. Here was WWE’s chance to get Ricochet over in defeat and set him up as a stable of the main roster’s upper echelons.

94 seconds. From bell to bell, Brock Lesnar vs. Ricochet lasted 94 seconds. Three Germans, one F-5. As squashy a squash as a squash can get. Ricochet was made to look bush league in his biggest main roster match to date, and the chances of him recovering from there are next to nothing. 2020 was the year his main roster chances were finally snuffed out.

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