The choice of what is best for one's career belongs to the wrestler. Not everyone who applies for a promotion receives one with fantastic chances (especially in a place like WWE). However, some wrestlers end up regretting poor professional decisions they made despite having the greatest of intentions.

Deonna Purrazzo

Originally, Deonna Purrazzo was scheduled to take part in All In. WWE, however, made her a developmental deal in NXT following this statement. Purrazzo was forced to leave All In as a result of their agreement.

Bret Hart

Bret Hart committed to the WWE for 20 years in October 1996. McMahon made him a lot of promises, but the next year he informed Bret that he couldn't keep his part of the bargain. Hart opted to quit WCW after Survivor Series 1997 despite receiving a very lucrative deal from them that year.

Ric Flair

In wrestling, Ric Flair has solidified his legacy. Even though he occasionally contributes to its degradation. At WrestleMania 24, The Nature Boy faced Shawn Michaels in one of the best retirement battles in WWE history.

Kurt Angle

In terrible terms, Kurt Angle left WWE in 2006. Seven pages of Angle criticizing Vince McMahon in text messages and voicemails were presented to him during his final meeting with Vince McMahon. Due to the high number of medications he was taking at the time, however, the Olympic gold medalist was unable to recall any of these.

PJ Black

In WWE, PJ Black played Justin Gabriel. He was featured in a plot in 2010 with Matt Hardy serving as his tutor. Gabriel made an appearance on Raw as a member of The Nexus a few months later in June. In 2011, he left Nexus and started a tag team with Heath Slater. During their partnership, they triumphed three times as the WWE Tag Team Champions.

Lex Luger

In an effort to make Lex Luger the company's face, WWE pushed him. The fans refused to see him in this position, so his push was unsuccessful. Without once informing Vince McMahon, Luger switched from WWE to WCW in 1996.

Ted DiBiase

At one point, Ted DiBiase was considered one of the best WWE heels. He was one of the famous people who defected to WCW in 1996. DiBiase expressed regret for the manner in which he left for WCW in an interview with Inside the Ropes. Before leaving WWE, he never once had a conversation with Vince.

Maria Kanelli

Together with her husband Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis joined WWE. Maria admitted that she had second thoughts about her choice to join WWE in 2017 during an interview she did to Cagesideseats in 2021.

Missy Hyatt

The wrestling industry is well-known for Missy Hyatt's work as a manager. Hyatt obtained a contract from WWE early in her career and signed with them in 1987. She subsequently began doing Missy's Manor pieces for television. McMahon wanted her to play the part of a Federette after everything else failed (a ring girl).

Ricardo Rodriguez

As Alberto Del Rio's manager, Ricardo Rodriguez is well-known to WWE fans. He did, however, compete in numerous matches for WWE. Ricardo confessed that he left WWE on bad terms during his appearance on VOC Nation's Talkin' Sass.