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3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left

3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left
For several years, WWE has been the pinnacle of wrestling and the dream destination for most wrestlers. However, not everyone can make it to the peak of professional wrestling. Wrestlers who hit the top are rewarded with a great deal of fame and wealth, as well as the chance to compete against the best in the industry.

The company's grueling schedule, bad booking, and backstage politics, on the other hand, are enough to turn even the most dedicated WWE Superstars away. Although some wrestlers went on to have good careers after leaving the organization, others came to regret their decision.

Many wrestlers have learned the hard way that the grass isn't always greener on the other hand. Here are three stars who wished they hadn't left WWE and two who were glad they did.

Ric Flair is a superstar who regrets leaving WWE

3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left
Ric Flair, the Nature Boy, has been a part of some of WWE's most memorable moments. In 1992, he made history by winning the WWE Championship in the Royal Rumble match, and he had a memorable match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24, which ended his in-ring career for the most part.

Despite the fact that Flair seemed to be retiring after his defeat to The Heartbreak Kid, the 16-time World Champion goes on to wrestle in multiple TNA/IMPACT Wrestling matches. After his "retirement," Ric Flair later revealed in 2016 that he regretted leaving WWE for TNA.

If Ric Flair had decided to stay with WWE after his retirement, he would have had a place in the business. Instead, he decided to sign with another promotion where, despite his age, he could still wrestle.

The Nature Boy later returned to WWE and continued to appear on screen in non-wrestling roles.

CM Punk Superstar who was Glad after leaving WWE

3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left
CM Punk left WWE in 2014 after being released on his wedding day by the organization. Punk then left professional wrestling to seek a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). In numerous interviews, he confirmed that he was dissatisfied with his position in WWE, which had a negative impact on his health.

Punk's time at the firm took a toll on his health. However, after he left, he felt as though a massive weight had been lifted from his back. Since leaving WWE, he's been in a much better position. CM Punk reiterated this in 2016.

Despite CM Punk's insistence that he will never return to WWE, his ardent fans still want him to come back to professional wrestling in the future.

Bret "The Hitman" Hart Superstar who regretted leaving WWE

3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left
However, it was a decision he later came to regret. Hart's time in the promotion fell short of expectations, and his career was cut short when Golberg missed a kick.

Bret Hart admitted last year during an appearance on WWE Backstage that leaving WWE for WCW was a huge mistake. Bret Hart returned to WWE in 2010, where he was involved in a feud with Vince McMahon, but the harm was already done.

It was, however, a decision he eventually came to regret. Hart's tenure in the promotion fell short of expectations, and his career was cut short after a missed kick from Golberg.

Last year, during an appearance on WWE Backstage, Bret Hart admitted that leaving WWE for WCW was a big mistake.

In 2010, Bret Hart returned to WWE and was embroiled in a feud with Vince McMahon, but the damage had already been done.

Jon Moxley Superstar who was Glad after leaving WWE

3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left
When former WWE star Jon Moxley made his AEW debut almost two years ago, he set the entire professional wrestling world on fire. Mental and emotional fatigue, as well as the poor booking of his on-screen character, were cited as reasons for Moxley's departure from WWE during his appearance on Talk is Jericho.

Renee Paquette, Moxley's wife, recently announced that her husband had rekindled his love for wrestling and was in much better health.

After leaving WWE, Jon Moxley signed with AEW. He was also able to play in NJPW as part of his deal with the promotion.

In comparison to his days as Dean Ambrose in WWE, the former AEW Champion is doing much better now.

Stone Cold Steve Austin Superstar who regretted leaving WWE

3 superstars are regret abandoning WWE and 2 are glad they left
Stone Cold Steve Austin, a WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin is a household name in the world of professional wrestling and a massive box office draw. Austin is well aware of his worth, but when the organization gave him the chance to face Brock Lesnar on a regular episode of WWE RAW in 2002 with no build-up, The Texas Rattlesnake declined.

He flatly refused to obey orders and quit the organization just hours before RAW went online. The Rattlesnake didn't return to the WWE ring for almost a year. Years later, he confessed that he regretted leaving the organization and Brock Lesnar.

Stone Cold vs. Brock Lesnar Steve Austin sounds like a big-money match, and it would've been a bad idea to give it away on weekly WWE television with no buildup.

However, at the time, Steve Austin's departure from the organization left many fans and wrestlers heartbroken and disappointed. Fortunately, Austin and WWE management were able to move on from the incident in the end.

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