When you think of the WWE, who immediately pops into your head? Is it John Cena, Randy Orton, or Triple H? These stars made the WWE the program that it is today. However, there are plenty of wrestlers that helped shape the WWE into a polarizing sport, but have not received the credit that they deserve.
Some men left a good, bad, or indifferent impression by the time they left the sport. When you read some of these names, you’ll remember that they left a legacy in some way. For that, these three wrestlers are some of the most underrated members of the WWE.
If Mark Henry hadn’t wrestled, he would have sent the UFC betting into a frenzy for the heavyweight division. Henry was one of the most loyal talents in the WWE and has been around for about 15 years. He has, and still is, looked like a monster, which is why he received the title “strongest man in the world.” From 1993 to 1996, Henry won the U.S. National Powerlifting Championships three of the four years. During the 90s, he was one of the largest forces to be reckoned with.
Henry was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, but was he ever really appreciated as much as he should have when he was in the ring? The answer is no because he constantly lived in everyone else’s shadow. We can’t forget that he is a former World Heavyweight Champion, ECW Champion, and he once pulled two trucks with his bare hands for our entertainment.
Storm is a longtime friend to Chris Jericho, but unfortunately never had the stardom like his buddy. Storm was not the biggest guy in the ring, but he was an aggressive competitor. However, Storm never got any shots individually. Storm was an ECW World Tag Team champion three times with Chris Candido and Justin Credible, but that was the highlight of his career with the WWE.
Storm competed among other wrestling venues, but hasn’t wrestled since he lost to Matt Hardy in 2016. Storm returned to the WWE in 2019 as a producer. However, the company furloughed him due to financial setbacks due to COVID-19. We can chalk that up as another setback in the long career of Storm.
Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP)
There was something about MVP that just made you like him. Maybe, it was his arrogance, swagger, wrestling ability, or a combination of everything. He really knew how to entertain a crowd too. The former US Champion and Tag Team Champion had loads of charisma, which is why his feuds with Triple H or Jeff Hardy were always must watch television.
Some say that MVP was never championship material, but not too many guys in today’s industry could pull off the swagger that MVP brought each and every night. It didn’t feel fake either. It was all natural. The turning point was when MVP made him a face, which led to his eventual release. The WWE dropped the ball on his career trajectory, and that’s just unfortunate.