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Not sure there'll be enough of these but worth a go. Mine is Doug Dillinger. I remember his name coming up all the time in PowerSlam. Head of security Doug Dillinger split up this fight or held back this guy. He seemed like the one guy no one messed with. I kept waiting for the day he got in the ring. I was expecting it to be a big introduction of a top wrestler, like the WWF did with Test over a much shorter timespan. I think in my head, he was a young Steve Williams.

When I finally got some WCW tapes, I was stunned to find he looked like Bill Watts' Dad. Still think its a shame WCW never learned to protect their up and coming faces as well as they did Dillinger. 

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Almost any of the old OVW lot, outside of the "big four" of Brock, Cena, Orton and Batista. You'd read rave reviews in magazines about Doug Basham, Nick Dinsmore, Brent Albright, and whoever else, and then when you finally got to see them they were as bland as they come.

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1 hour ago, BomberPat said:

Almost any of the old OVW lot, outside of the "big four" of Brock, Cena, Orton and Batista. You'd read rave reviews in magazines about Doug Basham, Nick Dinsmore, Brent Albright, and whoever else, and then when you finally got to see them they were as bland as they come.

This was my first thought. Basham, Dinsmore, Damaja and Rob Conway. (I actually quite liked Albright).

My second thought would be the ECW guys featured in Mick Foley’s first book who I had no frame of reference for. Especially Tommy Dreamer - whatever image I’d built up of this extreme hero in my head, it was NOT what the real Tommy Dreamer looked like.

Finally, bucketloads of indy guys you’d hear raves about online who turned out to be lads in pleather (Super Dragon, Chris Hero), really scrawny or skinny (Zack Sabre Jr, Adam Cole) or a combination of the two (Mike Quackenbush).

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Mistico as Sin Cara in WWE.

I'd not seen any of his work prior to signing with WWE, but reportedly a huge international signing, the new Rey for the Mexican audience, press conferences, video packages... I was expecting a high flyer who could mix it with the best, quick paced bouts, and a guy destined for greatness. Then he fell off the top turnbuckle...

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Probably means nothing to anyone but longtime BritWres fans but for me, MK McKinnan. Having never seen a fight club pro show I was told forever that he was the guy they had most likely of making waves nationally. Then I saw him wrestle and it was a woeful level of "is that it?"

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