John Lydon had a longer and more successful-on-paper career in Public Image Limited...but he'll only ever truly be remembered for the Sex Pistols.
Dave Grohl has had a wonderful career with Foo Fighters, but his biggest mark on music is being the drummer for Nirvana.
Kurt Angle is a WWE guy because one company matters a whole lot more than the other. TNA is, essentially, Kurt's (moderately) successful side-project.
"Intensity: Give 100%. 110% is impossible. Only idiots recommend that." - Ron Swanson.