In July, Vince McMahon was turned down as the CEO of WWE. And with his departure, Triple H got named the new Chief Creative Director of the biggest pro-wrestling promotion. Since taking the power, Hunter has been rehiring a lot of talents that were released by the company as a part of a budget cut between 2020 and 2021.
Triple H has already brought back superstars such as Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Johnny Gargano, and more. But on the same side, there are a few superstars that Triple H would not like to sign for his promotion. So, let’s take a look at the superstars Triple H would never sign.
The 10 Former Superstars WWE would probably not sign again
10. Bobby Fish
One part of the undisputed Era, Bobby Fish left NXT after his former stablemates. Roderick Strong decided to stay with WWE, while Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling. But Tony Khan didn’t want to keep Bobby Fish for long and when his contract expired in 2022, he was released by AEW. Hence, without the Undisputed Era, Bobby Fish wouldn’t find a home anywhere.
9. Austin Aries
Austin Aries found a lot of success in his spells across ROH and Impact Wrestling. However, we can’t say the same for WWE. He joined the promotion in 2016 and started performing under the black and gold brand. He was good in-ring but the main problem was the creative team wasn’t able to find something for Aries. Following that, just after a year, he was released from the company. Looking at the past experience, Triple H would avoid getting him back on the roster.
8. Eve Marie
A few years ago, the women’s division in WWE was all about glamour. The sole purpose of the female superstars at the time was just to attract new audience by almost any means. However, things have taken a huge turn these days. The women’s division in the promotion currently has a lot of competition with names such as Charlotte Flair, Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Asuka and more being in the title picture. Hence, Eve Marie’s possibility of return would be a sheer bluff.
7. Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream was really popular in NXT around 2016 when it used to be a black-and-gold brand. He also became the North American Champion once with his absurd prince gimmick. However, his real-life problems became the main reason behind his dismissal. Law enforcement and unwanted allegations against him always followed him and that eventually resulted in his being released from the promotion.
PAC, currently signed with Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling and former All-Atlantic and World Trios Champion used to brawl in WWE under the name of Neville. He left the company with a lot of differences in the storyline as well as wages. His main concern was regarding his rivalry with Enzo Amore in 2017, which he planned to lose. Hence, both parties were not able to draw peace and they ended us with sour relations.
5. Enzo Amore
After Neville, the next name is Enzo Amore. To be exact, he wasn’t actually a proper wrestler, but his on-mic skills and crowd skills were exceptional. But he wasn’t actually a much likeable person backstage, that’s the reason for his split with his tag partner Big Cass. However, the main problem grew up when a number of assault allegations were raised against him in 2018. Hence, later that year he was released from the company following the misconduct.
4. Lars Sullivan
We all remember the monstrous promos that were shown on RAW before Lars Sullivan made his debut in the main roster. Following his run in the NXT, he was always portrayed as a monster by the promotion. What nobody knows is that he always suffered from anxiety issues. Problems mixed up with untimely injuries marked him way towards oblivion. A return now or in future seems super difficult for him.
3. Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio was chosen one by WWE to become the true heir of JBL. He has everything, a manager, shining gear and a bright entrance. However, he always lacked audience connection. Former WWE Champion, United States Champion, Royal Rumble winner, and Money in the Bank winner, Alberto Del Rio had a really decorated career in the promotion. But he always lacked discipline, which is an important trait, anywhere you go. In 2016, he got suspended for violating WWE Wellness Policy and after a few months, he left the company.
When Ryback initially made his debut in the promotion, WWE saw a lot of potential in him. He was huge and the company thought he can be a babyface. Following the push, Ryback quickly found himself in the title equation with CM Punk. But Ryback was not a safe superstar to actually brawl with. He only threw CM Punk on the ground instead of the table, leaving him out of action for months. Also because of backstage issues and a contract signing problem, he was released in 2016.
1. CM Punk
CM Punk has always been the epitome of controversy. His whole pro-wrestling career, irrespective of the promotion he worked in, he has been a controversial figure. In 2014, he abruptly walked out of the company after losing the title. However, in 2019 he appeared on FOX’s WWE Backstage show. But later that year, he signed for Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling. Following the legal dispute and Punk’s menacing behaviour, his return under Triple H is highly unlikely.