Tessa Blanchard holding a championship belt in the air
Wrestlers That Ruined Their Career In A Matter Of Seconds
Alundra Blayze left the WWF in 1995 and debuted as Madusa on WCW’s “Monday Nitro” by dumping the WWF Women’s Championship belt in a trash can on live television.
Alundra Blayze
Blayze’s stunt was a major no-no in the wrestling business and it upset the WWF. She didn’t reappear in the company for 20 years until she was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2015.
SummerSlam 1996 took a turn when Shawn Michaels went for an elbow drop on Vader, but Vader didn’t move as planned. Michaels then complained to Vince McMahon.
After the disastrous SummerSlam match, Vader’s stock within the promotion plummeted, resulting in him being released in 1998 without a single championship in his time with the WWF.
Alberto Del Rio was a star in the WWE, but in 2014, WWE announced it terminated his contract “due to unprofessional conduct and an altercation with an employee.”
Alberto Del Rio
A WWE social media manager made a racist “joke” about Del Rio being responsible for washing dishes. Del Rio confronted the person, he refused to apologize, and Del Rio slapped him.
During a match on “Smackdown,” Daniel Puder caught Kurt Angle in a kimura lock that threatened to break Angle’s arm. The ref had to count a quick pinfall win for Angle.
Daniel Puder
Angle later said Puder had gotten too big for his boots, so he got a beatdown from Chris Benoit, Hardcore Holly, and Eddie Guerrero at the 2005 Royal Rumble that ended his career.
A pro-Donald Trump tweet from Jaxson Ryker at the height of 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests ended the rise of his team, The Forgotten Sons, through the WWE ranks.
Jaxson Ryker
Many WWE employees were unhappy about Ryker’s tweet, especially since it also utilized the Forgotten Sons’ catchphrase in it. Ryker was released from the WWE in November of 2021.