Top Ten Former WWE Wrestlers Who Have Fallen from Grace

Former wrestlers that were respected at one point, but have managed to lose that respect in some way.

The Top Ten

1 Chris Benoit Christopher Michael "Chris" Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler. During his 22-year career, he worked for numerous promotions including the WWE, WCW and ECW. Benoit is often cited as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Chris Benoit was, at one point, thought of as one of the best wrestlers of all time, but tragic events late in his life caused that to change. In 2007, Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and his son, Daniel, followed by him killing himself. This had caused a large decline in respect for Chris Benoit. - RalphBob

He is still an amazing wrestler, giving us some of the best matches, him doing bad things doesn't change that, we can separate the wrestling character with the real life family murderer - germshep24

To germshep24, you can't really separate the good things he done with the very bad thing that he done. Bill Cosby and Oscar Pistorius used to be highly liked people because of the very good things they did. The good things they did does not separate them from the reason people hate them now. The bad, bad thing they've done overshadows whatever good things they've done. The same thing is the case for Chris Benoit.

I mean this kind of goes without saying... - phillysports

2 Sabu Terry Michael Brunk is an American professional wrestler, known by his ring name Sabu, who portrays an Arab American in the ring.

Sabu is one of the greatest of all time. What he said about half those people is true. I miss seeing him in the ring.

Despite his extreme amount of talent, fans have lost a lot of respect for Sabu in recent years. His comments against Renee Young, Lana, Jim Ross, Vader, Nikolai Volkoff, Brickhouse Brown, and Grandmaster Sexay were all disgusting, and he has rightfully lost respect due to them. - RalphBob

3 James Ellsworth James Ellsworth Morris, better known by the ring name of James Ellsworth, is an American professional wrestler best known for his tenures with WWE, where he performed on the SmackDown brand.

James Ellsworth used to be one of the most popular comedy acts in WWE back in 2016-2018, but when controversy recently striked out over him sending naked pictures of himself to a sixteen year old girl, he has lost a lot of respect from wrestling fans. - RalphBob

4 Enzo Amore Eric Anthony Arndt is an American professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Enzo Amore. On January 22, 2018, Arndt was suspended due to a violation of WWE's zero tolerance policy for matters involving sexual harassment and sexual assault. WWE more.

Enzo Amore was one of the most popular wrestlers in all of WWE when he was in the Certified G tag team, but after proving himself to be a douchebag time and time again, he has lost both his job, and respect from the fans. - RalphBob

5 Kamala

Kamala used to be a popular heel in the 80s and 90s, but he has gained controversy in recent years. After news of his poor health conditions have came out, people wanted to help Kamala out. That being said, fellow wrestler, Dawn Marie, tried to collect money to help Kamala out. When she earned enough money, she sent it to Kamala, who then complained about her taking the money for herself. When Kamala’s claims were proved false, he lost respect from the fans that just wanted to help him out. - RalphBob

6 Hulk Hogan Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur and rock bassist.

Hulk Hogan used to be (and still is, but to a lesser extent) one of the most loved wrestlers of all time, but after racist comments he made in a leaked tape from 2005 resurfaced in 2015, he has lost a lot of respect from wrestlibg fans, along with his job. He is currently in a much better spot then he was in 2015, but he is still very controversial and disliked by many fans. - RalphBob

7 Brutus Beefcake

Brutus Beefcake used to be very over in the 80s, but after being very disrespectful to indie promoters, including no-showing various shows, fans started to lose respect for him. - RalphBob

8 Big Cass William Morrissey is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Big Cass, a modification of his previous ring name Colin Cassady.

The other former Certified G star isn’t doing very well for himself either. After causing fights with other wrestlers, damaging a WWE tour bus, and going off script, Cass lost a lot of respect from fans as well as his job. Unlike his former tag partner, Enzo, Cass appears to have legitimate remorse for the things he did in WWE, but he is still yet to recover from his poor decisions. - RalphBob

9 Virgil Michael Jones is a retired American professional wrestler and actor, known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation as Virgil, Ted DiBiase's personal assistant, and in World Championship Wrestling under the ring names Vincent, Shane and Curly Bill.

Virgil used to be a somewhat popular midcarder in the 80s, but after gaining controversy for pestering fans at wrestling conventions, Virgil has lost respect from wrestling fans. - RalphBob

10 Brock Lesnar Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, professional American football player, and mixed martial artist who is currently signed to WWE.

The Contenders

11 Chyna Chyna was an American professional wrestler, glamour model, pornographic film actress, and bodybuilder.

Chyna had the worst fall from grace of any wrestler that did not commit a felony.

12 Val Venis Sean Allen Morley is a Canadian semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Val Venis.

Val Venis used to be a popular midcarder in the 90s. Now he is an anarchist that tries to push people into investing in cryptocurrencies. Needless to say, fans have lost a lot of respect for Venis. - RalphBob

13 Jimmy Snuka James Reiher Snuka, better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, was a Fijian professional wrestler and actor. Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s.
14 Vince Russo
15 José González
16 Mark Henry Mark Jerrold Henry is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE.
17 Dixie Carter
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