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Should have could have been bigger but weren't due to their own stupidity or drive or lack of work ethic

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Buddy Landel - Well documented


Tully Blanchard - one of my favorites but never really returning for a run after his WWF departure was a bummer.


Tommy Rich - I know he was popular in Georgia and Memphis but if he would have hit the gym once in awhile I think he could have made some noise in WCW.


Buzz Tyler - was an entertaining bigger guy but I guess he didn’t love fake fighting if he was willing to walk away over waiting to do a promo.


Techno Team 2000 - Just kidding



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Gino Hernandez

Teddy Hart

Sid Vicious

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Wendy Richter

Junk Yard Dog

Ahmed Johnson


I was gonna say Buddy Landell, but I personally never saw anything in him as a performer. I have heard he was a pretty cool guy to party with though.



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The Ultimate Warrior was a mega-star, but he still could of been much bigger if he wasn't batshit crazy (I was a huge Warrior mark, but the guy was obviously not all there).



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Tommy Rich
Buzz Sawyer 
Kerry Von Erich 
Billy Jack
Butch Reed
Barry Windham
Gino Hernandez

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KVE - I would have loved to have seen a half way decent Kerry in WCW in 93. Wouldn’t have been prime but he could have had some good matches with that roster.


Reed is another good one; I really enjoy Ron’s Work but I wish Reed could have stuck around into the 90’s in WCW. He had a good look and had some entertaining matches.


Barry had a weird career



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beejmi wrote: Should have could have been bigger but weren't due to their own stupidity or drive or lack of work ethicSpatulapup mentioned Butch Reed. Maybe a little on drive, but I wouldn't put him on my list. He was a good wrestler and went out on his own terms. He was never a fan of the business and was successful after retiring from wrestling. 



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Dynamite Kid - He could've wrestled at half speed and not broken himself up.



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Brad Armstrong his only real downfall was promos



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Tommy Rich - was fat by 1984. the dude should have worked out somewhat. i guess he should be credited for not getting on the roids. but he just let himself go so early.

Buzz Sawyer - was a great wrestler but too many drugs and just being a pretty rotten person ruined things.

Kerry Von Erich - way too many drugs and just not being that smart.

Billy Jack Haynes - would just up and leave territories (Florida, Mid Atlantic)

Butch Reed - Has said the WWF schedule was wearing him out and if he had got the IC belt things would have got worse. but would have loved to have seen him as IC Champ or US champ in NWA

Barry Windham - again would up and leave places for different reasons...Mid Atlantic, WWF, too many stops and starts. friends said he didn't want it bad enough.

Gino Hernandez - too many drugs obviously that killed him. Tully Blanchard has said he tried to get Gino to come to the Mid Atlantic but Gino was content to stay in Texas. what if.....
 

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Terry Taylor

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Franchise wrote: KVE - I would have loved to have seen a half way decent Kerry in WCW in 93. Wouldn’t have been prime but he could have had some good matches with that roster.


Reed is another good one; I really enjoy Ron’s Work but I wish Reed could have stuck around into the 90’s in WCW. He had a good look and had some entertaining matches.


Barry had a weird career


If Kerry didn't have the drug problems and the accident, he should have been huge in the 90's. He was only 33 in '93, so he would have been in the prime of his career.


Imagine a straight-headed and motivated Kerry during that time in the mix with Flair, Vader, Sting, etc in WCW and Bret, HBK, Hall, Austin, etc in the WWF?

Windham was the same age as Kerry, so add him in the mix with Kerry and those other guys I listed.

Those two would have made a ton of money during that time IMO.

Butch Reed has always been a favorite of mine. He would have been 39 in 1993, and winding down the career, but still, if healthy should have been a top guy in both companies. I wonder what he would have looked like in an NWO shirt in '96, '97 or '98?

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Marty Jannetty. I thought he was the better one in the Rockers.

Big Show. Should have been a bigger legend than Andre. Lost his desire thanks to bad booking. He was big enough to take control himself to some degree though.



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kargol wrote: Big Show. Should have been a bigger legend than Andre. Lost his desire thanks to bad booking. He was big enough to take control himself to some degree though.
That was never going to happen. Way too much national TV to make a giant seem special. Andre would be considered the drizzling shits if you saw him 3 times a week for 20 years. The fact that Show still has a job and isn’t completely hated by all shows you how good he was. 



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Not sure if it was necessarily wasted, but Blitzkrieg just walked away from WCW when he was getting over as a Jr Heavy for a regular job.

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