The roster of World Wrestling Entertainment has seen a variety of shifts and changes over the past couple of years. Developmental brand NXT, the new pet project of WWE Executive Vice President Triple H (Paul Levesque), has caused an influx of talent to hit the main roster, and the hope is that the trend will continue in the future. Wrestlers such as Neville will ideally be followed by the likes of Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Sam Zayn, Hideo Itami, Charlotte, Sasha Banks and others who continue to shine in NXT before appearing on national television shows Raw and SmackDown.
These new performers who can get the job done inside of the ring and on the microphone should make for a better overall product so long as those making meaningful booking decisions for WWE do not bury the up-and-coming wrestlers. Those individuals being called up to the main roster will also fill up positions held by, no disrespect meant to the men and women involved, wrestlers who are frankly not as talented. WWE is like any pro sports franchise out there in that the top wrestling company in North America only has so many roster spots that are up for grabs at any time.
Not all of the individuals mentioned in this piece are cases of wrestlers who cannot go in the ring or who are taking up a roster spot that would be better served for a different performer. There are some cases in which it would probably be better off for all involved if the WWE were to cut ties with the wrestlers. That is especially the case for the person who is in the No. 1 spot on this list, a man who did everything that the company could have asked for in getting over with fans but who was also, for reasons that boggle the mind, buried time and time again by the WWE.
10 Adam Rose
9 Heath Slater
8 Erick Rowan
7 Sylvester Lefort
6 Bull Dempsey
5 Jack Swagger
3 Dolph Ziggler
2 The Ascension
1 Zack Ryder
Zack Ryder was an afterthought wasting away in the midcard when he utilized YouTube and social media websites to interact with fans and also become an over babyface. The WWE gave Ryder a brief run with the United States Championship before the company apparently grew tired of pushing him. Ryder is once again mostly a jobber who is at least making good money. Events that occurred in the past suggest that Ryder would be just fine on the independent circuit and overseas if forced to fend for himself. He has done it before, and the WWE should set Ryder free and let him attempt to once again be a star.
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