While the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling was able to accomplish some pretty incredible things during the Monday Night Wars era, with the most notable accomplishment being that they were able to be the number one pro wrestling company in the world for a period of time.
But ultimately, bad booking and a lack of new ideas caused the organization to fall behind Vince McMahon's WWE. On top of that, they at one point had several future and former WWE legends under contract. Instead of making good use of them, they decided to keep on keeping on with the same old guys on top. Almost everyone on this list was in WCW prior to finding success in WWE, however, there are a few names who left Vince McMahon in favor of a big-money contract with Ted Turner's organization, but found themselves in a terrible spot creatively as a result.