10 Wrestlers Who Benefited From Leaving WWE

  • Published: 15 September 2019
  • It's not all doom and gloom for Cody Rhodes & co. More and more wrestlers are going on to do bigger and better things outside of WWE. Between NJPW and AEW there are more places to work, be creative and make money.

    These are 10 wrestlers who benefitted from being released by WWE.

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Comments • 185

  • Donovan and thor
    Donovan and thor  5 days back

    How many fathers does Cody Rhodes have

    • Edwin Perez
      Edwin Perez  7 days back

      Now I see why they're saying these list are become shyt. Kurt Angle wasn't going to a star? He already was a star.

      • I'm Still Alive
        I'm Still Alive  1 weeks back

        Let no one talk about Tensai

        • Moe Fahmi
          Moe Fahmi  1 weeks back

          motley release? his contract ended and he didn't sign, u guys must get ur shit together

          • Roshan Haobam
            Roshan Haobam  2 weeks back

            5:40 Anyone notice Ricochet

            • Genghis Kahn
              Genghis Kahn  2 weeks back

              Wasn't Kenny Omega in NXT?

              • Fortunate Kidd
                Fortunate Kidd  2 weeks back

                Christian. Gail Kim (Twice). Matt Hardy. Juice Robinson. Lashley. John Morrison.

                • TheInsaneOne !
                  TheInsaneOne !  2 weeks back

                  John Morrison deserves to be on this list

                  • Bishan Poudel
                    Bishan Poudel  2 weeks back

                    Hpw i realize that wedenesday night war works with Dusty Rhodes ideology literally NXT and AEW both believe Dusty is the real god !!!!! And thats real

                    • Afroz Mohd
                      Afroz Mohd  2 weeks back

                      I don't think leaving WWE would be good decision for Dean Ambrose

                      Not in case of Ambrose
                      It's just matter of time he have to comeback

                      • TenGallonHead __
                        TenGallonHead __  4 weeks back

                        Y'all didn't even talk about how Batista was in mma

                        • Deadguy2322forreal
                          Deadguy2322forreal  4 weeks back

                          Ambrose didn’t request a release from WWE, he worked to the end of his contract and turned down an extension.

                          • elmer0308
                            elmer0308  4 weeks back

                            How the HELL do you put Batista on here & not the Rock???

                            • Whitehead Media
                              Whitehead Media  4 weeks back

                              The visual production of the videos is getting so so so so good! I love it guys! Keep it goin man!

                              • Pranav Prasannan
                                Pranav Prasannan  4 weeks back

                                Where's chris jericho?

                                • Nate V
                                  Nate V  4 weeks back

                                  I want you to know that I sing along to the background music in this video with the song truly madly deeply by Savage Garden

                                  • The Charismatic Enigma
                                    The Charismatic Enigma  1 months back

                                    My first thought was Mr. Kennedy...Anderson.

                                    • Jaime Mattus
                                      Jaime Mattus  1 months back

                                      Batista has just started on being a mainstream actor of course he hasnt reached the rock’s fame

                                      • Shapath Pujara
                                        Shapath Pujara  1 months back

                                        I think hardy boys should make this list n chris jericho, cz if it werent him leaving wwe for aew, he wouldnt be any where near main event scene let alone be their champion!!!!!

                                        • Rex Yang
                                          Rex Yang  1 months back

                                          Finally a video that speaks facts.

                                          • Ricky Hunt
                                            Ricky Hunt  1 months back

                                            Is anyone else hearing Damn It feels good to be a gangsta in the music??

                                            • T. Mabotha
                                              T. Mabotha  1 months back

                                              "Losing via exploding TVs" 😂😂 That took me out .

                                              • James Widdall
                                                James Widdall  1 months back

                                                Truly madly deeply in the background

                                                • Deo Torres
                                                  Deo Torres  1 months back

                                                  I've always loved trent baretta, from his awesome feud with Curt hawkins on superstars and now as a part of the tag team BEST FRIENDS

                                                  • Gracie Price
                                                    Gracie Price  1 months back

                                                    You forgot Gail Kim!

                                                    • James Mason
                                                      James Mason  1 months back

                                                      Ambrose didn't request his release, he stayed until the end of his contract.

                                                      • Joseph Lopez
                                                        Joseph Lopez  1 months back

                                                        Jericho....is left off this list. "Lil bit of the bubbly".

                                                        • Sam Atwood
                                                          Sam Atwood  1 months back

                                                          Ummmm The Rock?

                                                          • Tyler Bush
                                                            Tyler Bush  1 months back

                                                            Bobby Lashley.

                                                            • Едвард
                                                              Едвард  1 months back

                                                              wait , but Ambrose didnt asked for his release, he just waited till contract expired

                                                              • Tom Matthews
                                                                Tom Matthews  1 months back

                                                                Umm Eddie Guerrero????

                                                                • Eric Popiol
                                                                  Eric Popiol  1 months back

                                                                  Have we forgotten, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and freaking Hulk Hogan. They left wwe and started the monday night wars, Or are we just looking at recent history?

                                                                  • Jason Goddard
                                                                    Jason Goddard  1 months back

                                                                    wwe did so much for moxley so i call bullshit

                                                                    • Deshun Evans
                                                                      Deshun Evans  1 months back

                                                                      Damn it feel good to be a gangster

                                                                      • Silverback95
                                                                        Silverback95  1 months back

                                                                        I think it’s too soon to say Dean Ambrose. Hulk Hogan, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Christian, Bobby Lashley, Matt Morgan, John Morrison, CJ Parker, Gail Kim, Matt Hardy, etc.

                                                                        • KneeGrowObama
                                                                          KneeGrowObama  1 months back

                                                                          Leave WWE and you disappear forever.

                                                                          • Cody Squared
                                                                            Cody Squared  1 months back

                                                                            Cough Booker T Cough

                                                                            • Paul Langley
                                                                              Paul Langley  1 months back

                                                                              Jeff Jarrett, Morrison , luchasaurus, Bobby lashley

                                                                              • Mark Abbazia
                                                                                Mark Abbazia  1 months back

                                                                                Took a detour to watch the ryback clothesline a plus sized woman it’s real and clearly the best way to someone to buy your weight loss program

                                                                                • Dark Crisis
                                                                                  Dark Crisis  1 months back

                                                                                  John Morrison, Bully Ray, Mr. Anderson, Luke Gallows, Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley, and AJ Styles (way back when before he debut for TNA in 2002)

                                                                                  • Marcus Bishop
                                                                                    Marcus Bishop  1 months back

                                                                                    From the thumbnail, I would think the title of this video would be "10 Wrestlers Who Benefited From Steroids."

                                                                                    • Lj Ellsworth
                                                                                      Lj Ellsworth  1 months back


                                                                                      • Spooky Sammy
                                                                                        Spooky Sammy  1 months back

                                                                                        People who think WWE is be all and end all are so annoying

                                                                                        • Venthos
                                                                                          Venthos  1 months back

                                                                                          The rock is a household name in Hollywood but Batista played a main role in 2 of the highest grossing movies of all time, one of them being the highest period. I think that puts him over the rock Hollywood wise alone.

                                                                                          • Lo Life Daniel
                                                                                            Lo Life Daniel  1 months back

                                                                                            Colt. Cabana.

                                                                                            • King O3
                                                                                              King O3  1 months back

                                                                                              Jinder Mahal.... How could you forget him?

                                                                                              • Chi-town657
                                                                                                Chi-town657  1 months back

                                                                                                Fact check: Ambrose didn't request his release. He didn't renew his contract. He worked it until the end. So when he debuted in AEW, wwe couldn't do anything to stop him.

                                                                                                • Riv era
                                                                                                  Riv era  1 months back

                                                                                                  they should make a list of wrestlers we didn't know are in aew