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Did Ricochet go from being a First-Round Draft Pick to a WWE Bust?

Like many promising prospects in all walks of athletics, Ricochet is another example of a phenom who has failed to live up to the fawning forecasts about his future

When Ricochet signed with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2018, he was widely regarded as one of the best pro wrestling prospects to come along in a very long time. His exploits had earned him the nickname, 'The King of the Indies', and he often appeared with a crown adorning his head.

It was a long time in the making. The fabulous phenom had been rumored to be in the fold for quite some time before he finally put paper to pen. With his million-dollar smile and flashy, acrobatic skill set, the young high-flyer was destined to shoot across the WWE horizon.

Unfortunately, things haven't quite turned out the way many thought they would. For as incredible as his vertical leap may be, Ricochet has yet to reach that kind of height. In fact, some might argue that his long-awaited contract signing has been the biggest highlight of his entire career with the promotion. While that may be a bit harsh, he's certainly fallen short of initial expectations.

While it has fallen short of the hype, Ricochet has still had a good career in WWE thus far

The Paducah, Kentucky, native is no slouch in terms of singles achievements. He's captured the NXT North American Title, as well as the WWE United States and Intercontinental Championships, all on one occasion. So, he knows what it's like to have his eyes on the prize.

Unfortunately, those kinds of victories have become much too far and few between for someone who was once labeled as a surefire megastar. While he may be smaller in stature, many fans and observers felt that he could be a main eventer in the new atmosphere of WWE.

Who knows? He might even have just enough skill and swagger to justify a run as a World Champion. Just a few years ago, the sky was the limit for this gravity-defying athlete.

In all forms of athletics, there are prodigies who never prosper once they reach the pinnacle of their profession

Anyone who has studied the draft process in major team sports has heard the many stories of former amateur stars who never pann