Above you see AJ Styles, The Young Bucks and Alberto (Del Rio) El Patron, but you already know who they are.
Styles and the Bucks in 2014 collectively showed us that, while WWE looked at them all as developmental talent, they are some of the best performers outside of WWE (even arguably better than more than half of their talent roster) AND they were able to earn a respectable level of financial success.
Alberto El Patron found himself back on TV in Ring of Honor this week, and reportedly turned down a considerable $400,000 contract with limited dates with TNA instead to sign with Lucha Underground.
To those WWE Superstars in MidCard Purgatory ( the likes of Dolph Ziggler and Cesaro) and those in NXT looking to be called up (Finn Balor, Hideo Itami, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Adrien Neville), remember that you are all superstars, but WWE isn’t the only place where you can be a wrestling superstar. -KOP