So yes as the title of this blog suggests, these are 10 wrestling superstars and legends that you may not know wrestled for WWE!
All of them aren't known to be former WWE wrestlers because they were either; had short runs in said company,more well known in other promotions,or not entirely recognized by WWE themselves.
So yes let's get this list started!
(P.S. another Top 20 possibly coming this weekend!)
The most infamous match they had was against The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw.) Apparently it was scheduled to be a squash match, with The Acolytes going over Public Enemy but Rocco and Johnny weren't informed by this.
So what we got instead was a classic hardcore match between the two tag-teams! After that they had their last match in the WWF in which they loss against The Hardy Boyz.
Daniels was already making a name for himself in various independent promotions before being recruited by WWE. He had a few televised matches mainly wrestling for WWE's cruiserweight division at the time.
His most well known match was against Taka Michinoku. He didn't last that long with the company though and would go on to WCW, and later on ROH and TNA.
El Hijo del Santo
El Hijo del Santo is the main star of the show and had a lot of fun matches either with fellow luchadors or WWE superstars. A lot of them are short matches though because the show only runs for half an hour.
The show wasn't that much of a success too and didn't last that long. After it ended most lucha libre stars (including Santo himself) left the company.
El Hijo del Santo is recently retired from wrestling after a career-ending back injury. He is one of Mexico's most successful luchadors and had a great feud with Blue Demon Jr!
Baron von Raschke
But did you know that he also had a brief stint in the WWE back in 1988? He wrestled under the name The Baron. It wasn't too successful and he ended managing The Powers of Pain instead before getting fired.
If only he gets to show more of his wrestling skills than being a manager in the WWF before, I'm sure Baron von Raschke would be in the Hall of Fame today! A great heel, but forgotten by many.
Although at the early stages of his career, Sullivan wrestled in WWWF back in the mid 70's as a babyface. He was mainly used as a midcarder and was never push. People say that the reason he didn't got push is because of his short size, being only 5'9'' Sullivan was definitely short compare to the likes of Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.
He never won a belt for the company and became a much bigger star not only in WCW but also on other promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and ECW.
"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert
But in 1982 until 1984, Gilbert wrestled for WWF mainly as a jobber. His most well known matches were against Bob Backlund and The Masked Superstar. In 1983 he was involved in a serious car accident which took him months to recover. When he returned to 1984, he only had a couple more matches until getting fired.
In February 1995 he passed away after suffering a heart attack.
The Great Sasuke
In 1997, WWE saw how great of a performer The Great Sasuke is so they recruited him. Sasuke brought along his friend Taka Michinoku and both of them had great matches in WWE's "Light Heavyweight" division at the time.
But Taka was mainly the one getting more cheers from the crowd and so WWE fired Sasuke and has returned to Japan. He is yet to return in the WWE but hopefully he will, and that return will be in the Hall of Fame!
How can you not induct a man that has held multiple belts all at once?
"Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer
When WWF was expanding in 1984, Sawyer was one of the few that were hired by the company. He went by the name "Bulldog" Buzz Sawyer though because Mad Dog was already taken by Maurice Vachon.
He was managed by Capt. Lou Albano and only had a few televised matches, probably the most well known one was against SD Jones. A lot of people think that his wrestling style didn't fit for WWF at the time that's why he didn't last long.
He passed away in February 1992 after a drug overdose. He also trained Mark Callaway (aka The Undertaker) for a short period of time.
Mr. Wrestling II
One of the men who joined WWF when GCW was bought was indeed Mr. Wrestling II. Even though being already old at the time he joined the company, he still had great matches and fans liked him.
But in 1985 he left the company and came back to Georgia for much smaller independent promotions where he ended his career. If only he would came to WWF as a much younger him I think he would be push big time!
Mr. Wrestling II is one of the most successful American masked wrestlers. He was a favorite of former US President; Jimmy Carter and has trained the likes of Tony Atlas,Magnum TA,Rick Rude,and Steve Corino.
He also used to be the director of talent relations of Hawaii Championship Wrestling where he became a one time tag-team champion with Mr. Wrestling III (aka Steve Corino.)
In the 70's he wrestled in WWWF where he got the Bruiser Brody name. His most notable match was against Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF Championship, in which Bruno won. Brody would only have a few matches before being fired by part-time owner Gorilla Monsoon because of his backstage attitude.
He would then go on to Japan and become a big star! He mainly wrestled in NJPW and also had a successful tag-team run with Stan Hansen. Brody also had a great career in Puerto Rico!
If only his backstage attitude weren't a problem I think he would have been a big main eventer for WWE!