Part of the problem with WWE right now is that there are too many wrestlers hanging around on the roster with no purpose. Blame careers lasting longer, blame the lack of competition forcing wrestlers to stick with WWE instead of going somewhere else to freshen up their characters, black the creative team that can’t figure out how to script effective feuds for more than a few wrestlers at a time, the fact of the matter is that there is a traffic jam of talent that is hindering WWE’s progression. How can anyone ever graduate from NXT and become a big star if the people ahead of them never, ever leave? There are still a multitude of talents in WWE that have had significant roles in WWE since the Attitude Era, which is coming up on twenty years ago. For the good of the fans, their careers, and the future of the company, here’s a list of some wrestlers who would do well to take an extended, and in some cases permanent, break from WWE.
17. Sin Cara
No matter who wears the mask, it seems like the Sin Cara gimmick is cursed. Whether it’s botching moves, suffering untimely injuries, or simply being completely overshadowed by your far more talented tag team partner, it seems like there are no possible roads to stardom left for a gimmick that was once intended to be one of WWE’s biggest stars (to the point that he was made a major character in their Scooby-Doo crossover movie). While teaming with Kalisto as part of the Lucha Dragons served to preserve Sin Cara’s career, and could have potentially at least led to becoming a significant tag team on the main roster, another poorly-timed injury freed Kalisto to spread his wings as a singles star, becoming a two-time United States champion in the process. On his return to action, Sin Cara was seen more as an anchor to Kalisto’s future, and has even been portrayed as the weak link of the team on TV. At this point, it’s really only a matter of time before the Lucha Dragons break up, and Sin Cara will almost certainly end up with the short end of the stick. At this point, Sin Cara should probably fade into the sunset, and the wrestler behind the mask should, at the very least, find a new gimmick to start over with.