10 Wrestlers WWE Gave Up On Too Quickly

10 wrestlers WWE gave up on too soon

WWE stars come and WWE stars go, but it’s no lie to say that some go sooner than others and, many times, long before they’ve ever really been given a proper shot to succeed. Whether it was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it run or a main event dalliance, the lack of faith often leaves fans with the lingering question of ‘What if?’. 

WWE have made a whole host of stars during the company's history but there are a number of talents that may have been able to become something if WWE just hadn't given up on them so soon.

These are 10 wrestlers WWE gave up on too soon.

10. Mordecai


After a couple of years in WWE’s developmental system, Kevin Fertig – who had portrayed a character called Seven during his stint in Ohio Valley Wrestling – was called up to the SmackDown roster in the spring of 2004. 

Vignettes hyped the impending debut of Mordecai, a religious zealot-type hell-bent on ridding the world of sin, for weeks. Decked out in all-white everything, The Pale Rider was supposedly going to be built up for an eventual feud with The Undertaker. WWE appeared to be doing the slow burn thing with Mordecai, giving him victories over the likes of Scotty 2 Hotty and Hardcore Holly at back-to-back pay-per-views. But just days after knocking off ol’ Sparky Plugg, Mordecai was beaten by Rey Mysterio on SmackDown and sent back to OVW. 

Amazingly, there had been suggestions that Mordecai could challenge Eddie Guerrero for the WWE Title at SummerSlam, prior to JBL taking the belt off Latino Heat and Mordecai getting axed. Fertig himself has said that his involvement in a bar fight contributed to his downfall, but WWE had quickly cooled on Mordecai and certainly didn’t have big plans for Kevin Thorn on ECW a couple of years later, either.

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