Wrestling has a well-documented history of wrestlers overstaying their welcome or tarnishing their legacy – Goldberg being the latest victim to such circumstance.
Hogan’s legacy dive bombed as well (for different reasons), and Ric Flair is a parody of himself at this point.
Who are some that got out and never hurt their legacies?
HBK, Austin, and the Rock come to mind – and CM Punk would be on this list if he hadn’t come back but he’s still performing at a high enough level that he will probably stay on it.
Austin did kind of overstay his welcome though. I think Rock is the perfect example. Also Cena, he got out when he knew that he wasn’t at that level anymore.