So Chavo Guerrero got released this weekend, and one of my first thoughts was “now the invasion is truly over”.
See, in April 2001, after WWE purchased WCW, 20-four contracts were absorbed by Vince McMahon’s company. Of those 20-four, only two of them remain employed by WWE (Bill DeMott and Jamie Noble). Guerrero was the last person of those 20-four to still be employed by WWE without once getting released or leaving once (DeMott and Noble had brief exits in the mid-2000s). When Shane Helms was released in February 2010, Guerrero was the last man standing.
Here now, I will take a look at those 20-four individuals, and reveal what each of their fates was. Some never made it to the WWE roster. Some had short tenures with WWE, while others had longer runs. Some had memorable moments within the WWE Universe, while some of their subordinates were true “blink and you’ll miss it” blips on WWE’s radar.
Some names missing from this list include Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Buff Bagwell, Billy Kidman, Torrie Wilson, and others. These talents all signed with WWE later, and were not part of the original consortium of acquisitions.
Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.
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