Some wrestlers, if they’re popular enough and don’t get injured, go on to long and fruitful wrestling careers. Some even become legends, or WWE Hall of Famers. And then there’s the other guys, whose time in WWE could barely be referred to as a “cup of coffee”. Sometimes, whether it be due to injury, or bad timing, or Vince McMahon walking by them in the dressing room and asking “Who hired you?” (which, allegedly, actually happened to ECW mainstay Raven), things just don’t work out for some wrestlers. But even though history may have forgotten them, we haven’t, and we’ve even prepared a list of some of the most “blink and you missed ’em” wrestlers in WWE history.
14. Buff Bagwell
Buff Bagwell only ever wrestled a single match on WWE TV, but that match was so important, and he was so bad, that he literally changed the entire direction of the company as a result. Bagwell’s WWE debut was the very first match for the new incarnation of World Championship Wrestling under the WWE banner, a WCW World Title match against Booker T in the main event of Raw. And it was the absolute worst match anyone could imagine, especially for such a high-profile spot, and most of the blame fell on the notoriously difficult Bagwell. Plans for the WCW Invasion were instantly re-written, and Bagwell found himself without a job only days later. As an additional bit of humiliation, in between the disastrous Raw match and his release, Bagwell allegedly had his mother call then-Head of Talent Relations Jim Ross to tell him that her son wouldn’t be able to wrestle, due to an injury. JR’s response was reportedly along the lines of “What grown adult has their mother call in sick for them?”