Originally written on In The Neutral Zone  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Top 5 biggest flops in WWE Every now and then WWE misses the mark…ok…quite often WWE miss their mark and we fans are treated to confusing new debuts or superstars forced into gimmicks that make little to no sense. Lord Tensai is the most recent example of this, where WWE seemed to have a good idea but cast a superstar the majority of the audience knew was simply not the character he was portraying. Of course the inevitable Albert chants started…no one chanted Hip Hop Hippo which annoyed me but WWE were forced to back track and now it seems Tensai is on borrowed time. Throughout the years they have been some characters built up as the next big thing and upon debuting…it becomes painfully clear they don’t even belong in a WWE ring. Sometimes it’s the wrestler, sometimes it’s the gimmick….sometimes it’s a horrible mix of the two but always…WWE can deliver us flops that are painful to watch. Join me as I go into the top 5 worst flops from my time as a fan. 5. Scott Steiner Holla…if you disagree. A superstar that would have been well featured in the invasion angle had he been available, Steiner debuted at the 2002 Survivor Series as a babyface, destroying Chris Nowinski and Matt Hardy. An awful feud with HHH would follow giving us such highlights as Steiner stripping Trips down to some rather effeminate underwear. After being beaten by the then king of raw Steiner went down the card forming a team with Test until his eventual release. No memorable matches, no memorable moments….well…in like a good wrestling sense…there’s always memorable moments with Steiner. 4. Vladmimir Kozlov He love Dubble ewe Dubble ewe eeeeeh. Kozlov was introduced as a generic monster heel from eastern Europe. In a side note, TNA had turned Kozlov down stating they wanted nothing to do with him and Jerry Jarrett suggested the Ukranian to Vince McMahon. Being big and intimidating Vince loved him immediately but the same could not be said for the fans. During Kozlovs first title match at Survivor Series 2008 in a triple threat match with Triple H and Edge (later) fans gave us their reaction and it matched a lot of those at home. Soon after, Kozlov was demoted to ECW and teaming with Santino. After all those interviews, all those squashes and in the end he was the victim of countless squashes himself….ironic….is it? …I don’t know irony. 3. Nathan Jones Seven foot tall, near 375 pounds of Australian ex con Nathan Jones seemed to scream pro wrestler from afar but up close the only people screaming were us. MY EYES, my eyes!!! Jones was given a pretty big push when he debuted in early 2003, becoming the Undertakers protégé of sorts. The two were scheduled to team up on the biggest stage of the year – Wrestlemania 19. Unfortunately/fortunately WWE got cold feet over putting Jones in such a high profile match due to his greener than green wrestling abilty and played out an injury angle that lead to Undertaker taking on Show and Albert in a handicap match. Story goes that Jones simply could not cope with life on the road. The constant travelling and demands of freguent perfomances got too much. Jones quit the WWE soon after but not before coming back and taking part in one of the most forgettable Survivor Series elimination matches of all time. An awful lot of attention and TV time was spent on Nathan Jones its just perplexing why they didn’t… you know…make sure he could wrestle. 2. Kizarny You get it? It’s like Carny but with a K and a Z ….so its kooky and fun! During August of 08 vignettes starting hyping the debut of a new superstar. We saw Ferris wheels, cotton candy stands and carousels all whilst a tattooed man with long hair spoke carny to us. To quote William Regal “it seems the best place to hide something from him would be under the soap”. Kizarny debuted after what seemed like a long ass time and did little to impress in matches with the likes of MVP. Nothing seemed deep or engrossing about the character and, if anything, he just confused fans. Despite being good friends with Edge and Christian backstage, Kizarny didn’t last long and soon found a more suitable role in the indies. 1. Mordecai This monster destroyed Scotty 2 Hotty too(2) many times to not make this list…the bastard. Debuting in mid 2004 Mordecai claimed he was here to cleanse WWE of its sins and that his white cloak, white beard, white hair, white eyebrows, and white god knows what else, were all a sign of how gosh darn sinless he was. Mordecai was pencilled in for a feud with the Undertaker which….in researching this list seems to be the kiss of death. “We want you to work a feud with Taker” Naah…I think I have a strong feud going with Scotty “Fair enough” See that’s how he could avoided all this! Well, that and not getting into a bar fight during his time in OVW. Scared of any lawsuits and bad press the Mordecai character was nudged away from our T.V screens leaving nothing but the smell of peroxide and disappointment. The man behind the white hair did return to WWE as vampyric Kevin Thorn during the revival of ECW, proving he had talent and given the right gimmick could be entertaining. Well there you have it, my picks for the top 5 flops in WWE history. I am sure you’re reading this thinking “what about him?” or “what about her?” So why not leave a comment or share the list around? In the meantime be sure to like the facebook page and check out my youtube channel where I review wrestling, do some vlogs but mainly produce my movie review series The Minority Report Reviews. I talk about forgotten or unloved sequels in the world and try and be funny whilst uncovering trivia and ….stuff. Check it out and thanks for reading. Update : I have just recorded a Vlog on my apathy towards Wrestlemania this year – check my youtube channel to find it. Tom Minorityreportblog.wordpress.com
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cam Newton not a person of interest in night club shooting

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Dice-K begins comeback bid, makes first start in Japan

Report: Teams think Suh to Dolphins is ‘done' deal

Adrian Peterson still has ‘concerns’ about Vikings


LSU S blasts Tigers fans for leaving game early

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

UMass to retire jersey in honor of John Calipari

Houston Texans are moving on from Andre Johnson

Top landing spots for Darrelle Revis

Mets: Murphy will no longer discuss his religious beliefs

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts after DeAndre Jordan doesn't shoot

WATCH: Ridiculous foul called on Penn State

WATCH: Westbrook throws down huge dunk in return

Cowboys hang out at Duke game, pose with funny poster

Report: Peyton Manning's contract incentives tied to Super Bowl

Bean responds to Murphy's homosexuality comments

Haynesworth to Suh: Skins ‘took my love away from the game’

Five teams that should consider signing JaVale McGee

MLB local streaming is unlikely for Opening Day

Ronaldo sends his hair stylist to check on his wax figure monthly

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

Ray Allen announces he will not play this season

WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Every starting QB ranked by mobility

WATCH: CP3 goes nuts

UFC must make Rousey vs. Cyborg happen

Suh to Dolphins a 'done' deal?

Why haven't brands shown love to James Harden?

Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

Tim Lincecum’s last best chance

Ten most underrated players in the NBA

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.