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5 Surprising #1 Contenders

Hardcore Holly

Hardcore Holly was a career mid-carder who by the time he finally reached a WWE main event was pretty irrelevant. Back in 2004, he challenged Brock Lesnar, who had injured him previously, to a match at the Royal Rumble, which of course he would lose.

Holly had a fairly reasonable career in the WWE but he was never of a main event standard, and to try and tell fans that he was a viable threat to Brock Lesnar was insulting. The match itself was instantly forgettable and Holly was never seen near a main event again, unless you include his time in the ECW brand split.

Written by Liam Hoofe

Liam is a full-time traveller who is a teacher by day, and a wrestling nut by night. You can follow him on Twitter @liamhoofe

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