Thanks to WWE Network I’ve been able to catch up on some of the 2004-2012 stuff I missed due to disinterest and pretending like I was a grown-up and all of that. There are a number of wrestlers I’ve seen from that period who were clearly popular with the fans and/or with WWE management, but for whatever reasons didn’t become main eventers or last as main eventers. So whatever happened to…
Died of a drug overdose a couple of years ago, sadly.
Mostly retired, does occasional indy dates and has a son in developmental.
Doing reasonably well for himself in New Japan and ROH on occasion.
Great Khali (I know he’s still around, but how did he go from unstoppable champion to comedy act?)
Very quickly, basically.
Don’t even get me started. He was in the news a couple of years ago for ripping a goddamn tree out of the ground to save his mother from a burning building, and I don’t think anyone even called him to cash in on the publicity surrounding it. He’s improved drastically since his WWE days and could probably be a star if given another go.
He stopped giving a shit once Primo came in and showed him up at every turn, and ended up going back to Puerto Rico to continue his career there. I think he does occasional indy dates and stuff as well.
Longtime reader (from the rspw days) and longtime lurker on the BoD, I happened to bump into this article on my local news website and thought you might be interested. I mean lets face it, who hasn't wondered what happened to Snitsky? And the ARod connection just makes it priceless. I'm sure I'm like the 10th person to send this to you, but in case I'm not, enjoy.
Interesting list. I'd buy it if it were a DVD, especially that Flair/Angle match (which I remember as being very good).
They need to format it Cracked-style and call it "10 Impossible Dream Matches (That Actually Happened!)" for maximum effect, but yeah WWE.com has been pumping out some nerd-riffic lists recently and I'm liking it. God bless WCW Saturday Night for producing random weirdness and great matches over the years.
I was a big RoH fan in its big 2004-2006 run. Like many, I dropped out of the wrestling scene around mid 2007, and only recently came back. I've followed the basic timeline of events but the RoH now is virtually unrecognizable from what I remember. Is there a single moment or lethal combination of events that led to its current state?