Underrated loser gimmick: 93-95 Crush

Instead of getting him to the next level in 1993, he is off for a bit because of the Doink attack, misses Rumble, loses to Doink at Mania, loses to Shawn at KOTR, ultimately loses the Doink feud, once again injured after the Yoko thing in the summer, no Summerslam appearance, turns heel in a nice way but loses at Survivor Series, loses match and feud vs Savage at Mania again, loses tag title match against Headshrinkers at KOTR, is an afterthought afterwards

I mean damn, seems like Vince saw him as midcard fodder only

Quite the opposite actually.  Makes it all the more mystifying why he ended up in that position.