14. ALBERTO DEL RIO: INDEPENDENT CIRCUIT/NACION LUCHA LIBRE
Former World Champion Alberto Del Rio (José Alberto Rodríguez) has had a controversial stay in the independent scene ever since he was released from WWE in 2016. Del Rio wrestled for several promotions including TNA/Impact, WCPW, and AAA. His relationship with Paige was much publicized, and the duo broke up in 2017. Del Rio won the GFW World Heavyweight Championship during his time in TNA. He was fired from the company after not showing up for an event and has not been employed by any promotion ever since.
Del Rio and former WWE wrestler Chavo Guerero have started a new promotion in their home country of Mexico, Nación Lucha Libre.
13. SUMMER RAE: NHPW
Former quarterback and football team captain, Summer Rae (Danielle Louise Moinet) started her WWE career with FCW, then moved to NXT as ring announcer, and transitioned into an in-ring competitor. She made her main roster debut in 2013 as Fandango’s dancing partner and made her single’s debut the same year.
Rae was involved with a variety of superstars like The Miz, Damien Sandow, Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, and Tyler Breeze as part of different storylines before aligning with Naomi, Tamina, Emma and Lana leading to a tag team match at WrestleMania 32.
After leaving WWE in 2017, Rae made her independent circuit debut the following year, in 2018. Rae has been announced for the NHPW show on October 26th.