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Who is the most successful WWE midcarder in history?

The main criteria being that they never won a world title or took part in a world title feud leading into a PPV -- and wrestlers that spent most of their time in the midcard. Getting a random title match on RAW counts, but not on PPV

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Bam Bam Bigelow

* main evented Wrestlemania 11 against LT


Brutus Beefcake

*was in the Wrestlemania 9 tag match with Hogan that was billed as the co-main event
* main evented Summerslam 1989 in a tag match with Hogan
* had a successful "talk show" segment on WWF television


Jake Roberts

*had several high profile feuds with big stars on big PPVs including Wrestlemania



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Re: Who is the most successful WWE midcarder in history?

Ted DiBiase, Rick Rude, and Mr. Perfect are the three that always come to mind for me. Owen would be another if his career wasn't cut short.

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Re: Who is the most successful WWE midcarder in history?

Over all I have go with Rick Rude when his success in WCW is factored in when he left the WWE mid card. Have to throw Steamboat in there too.


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Ted DiBiase, Rick Rude, and Mr. Perfect are the three that always come to mind for me. Owen would be another if his career wasn't cut short.
Rick Rude had a WWF title program against the Ultimate Warrior leading into Summerslam 1990 and Owen Hart did the same with Bret Hart at Summerlsam 1994. Mr. Perfect and Ted Dibiase are good picks tho

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Scott Hall and Roddy Piper, they did co-main event a lot of PPVs and be involved in many main events.. not to mention the fact that Scott Hall started the nWo which is arguably classified as the most dominant faction in wrestling

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Rick Rude had a WWF title program against the Ultimate Warrior leading into Summerslam 1990 and Owen Hart did the same with Bret Hart at Summerlsam 1994. Mr. Perfect and Ted Dibiase are good picks tho
I was thinking more guys that should have been floating in the main event scene longer than they were actually given. Rude and Owen both deserved more time at the top than they were afforded, IMO.

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Scott Hall and Roddy Piper, they did co-main event a lot of PPVs and be involved in many main events.. not to mention the fact that Scott Hall started the nWo which is arguably classified as the most dominant faction in wrestling
Was Razor's match with Bret Hart for the WWF title in the main event of Royal Rumble 1993? I honestly don't remember, but I do remember the build-up being quite huge. That's back when they tried to present him as a main eventer

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I was thinking more guys that should have been floating in the main event scene longer than they were actually given. Rude and Owen both deserved more time at the top than they were afforded, IMO.
Yeah their stints as WWF title contenders didn't last long. Owen almost had another WWF title feud in 1998 against Shawn but it didn't work out. They were certainly building up to it


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Am I out of line saying the British Bulldog? Mainly cos I'm British :P

Edit: I forgot he did have a few shots and that cunt HBK took the wins instead.

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Am I out of line saying the British Bulldog? Mainly cos I'm British :P
Yes because he main evented PPVs several times for the WWF title between 1995 and 1996


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Yeah their stints as WWF title contenders didn't last long. Owen almost had another WWF title feud in 1998 against Shawn but it didn't work out. They were certainly building up to it
Yeah, I wonder how that would have went over since Shawn clearly wasn't a fan of jobbing to anyone even remotely connected to the Hart name (ask Bret and Davey Boy). Owen had less of a chance at winning than AJ does against Roman this month...

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Am I out of line saying the British Bulldog? Mainly cos I'm British :P
Absolutely not. Bulldog was about as hot as you could be in the early 90s. Unfortunately he went up against HBK in England and although he definitely should have went over, as the crowd was absolutely apeshit for it, he ended up eating the loss and it kinda halted alot of the momentum he had at the time.

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