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Re: Which wrestler's legacy was damaged most by the WWE?
OP, I swear on everything I love, before I clicked on the thread to view, I was going to type Terry Taylor.
Instead, guess I'll go with Taz. ECW spent nearly 3 years building up Taz as a total bad ass, having him destroy everybody. WWE was on the right path with him but suddenly, booked him with Jerry Lawler than completely ruined his legacy by making him look like a bitch during the angle with Austin in the Alliance. Don't know how many years Taz could have lasted but the fact that they took a talent like him and booked him as a coward was pretty bad.
Also, Lex Luger. People bash Luger pretty bad but his JCP run wasn't that bad and early 90s WCW, he showed a glimpse of greatness as a heel after Flair left. Then, WWE gives him a body building gimmick, followed by trying to make him a Hogan clone. Didn't really damage his career but damn, WWE kind of dropped the ball with him.
And who can forget how they booked the Rock N Roll Express, one of the greatest tag teams of all time, in that NWA angle in 1998.