We have come up with a list of five WWE superstars that need to leave the sports entertainment company next year.
Those stars are Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Enzo Amore, and John Cena. Throughout this list we will give a breakdown of why they need to leave and their backstories.
He was called up to the main roster in 2006 during the McMahon - DX storyline. After that storyline ended, the group did as well, and Ziggler has been on his own since then.
During his time with WWE, he has held several different titles. He held the World Tag Team Championship once, United States Championship once, Intercontinental Championship five times, and World Heavyweight Championship twice.
He also won the Money in the Bank ladder match back in 2012 where he would go onto defeat Alberto Del Rio for the World Title on Monday Night Raw in 2013. At one point, many fans thought he was the future of WWE. WWE has not used this talent as a top star so taking a break from WWE might be for the best.
Bryan has made it very clear to the WWE and to fans that despite what the company's doctors have said to him in the past, he wants to step back in the ring again to wrestle in the near future. No matter if this is with the WWE or not, Bryan is adamant about wrestling once more, but he will most likely have.
At the end of the day, if WWE doesn’t clear him to wrestle again, then he will leave when his contract ends in September of next year.
Following his debut in 1997, Kane remained a pivotal component of the company's Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s Kane is a three-time world champion (having held the WWE Championship, ECW Championship, and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWE World Tag Team Championship, WCW Tag Team Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion. Kane also holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble eliminations at 44.
Kane is on his last leg of his career with the WWE and is looking to get into politics so he will likely be done with WWE in 2018.
Amore made his name known in the wrestling world with his fan-favorite tag team formed alongside Big Cass. Amore and Cass really resonated with fans with their interactive entrance and over-the-top promos. Once they made their main roster debuts, however, they were never able to capture the RAW Tag Team Titles despite multiple opportunities.
There have been several reports involving Amore upsetting the locker room. For a few months now, there had been rumors about WWE sending Amore to 205 Live now that he is a singles competitor. The idea for Amore on the Cruiserweight show would be in order to help out the division as it lacks star power. He can talk.
All of the backlash towards him might get him a release slip.
The WWE Universe has a love-hate relationship with the former WWE Champion. If you recall, Cena was first introduced as a babyface on the SmackDown brand back in 2002 when he made his debut with the company in a singles match against Kurt Angle.
They would later turn Cena into a heel, and he would portray that character until 2004 when he turned into a babyface. After winning the WWE Title from John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, the sports entertainment company has continued to keep him as a babyface due to his popularity with younger fans.
For years now, the older male audience has called for the former WWE Champion to turn heel and go to the dark side. Not only because they want to change Cena from being portrayed as a babyface, which he has done for over a decade but also because he was such a great heel back in the day.
WWE has considered doing this in the past, but at the end of the day, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and other WWE officials have yet to pull the trigger on a Cena heel turn.
With Cena’s role with the company winding down as he moves into acting, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see him more away from WWE.