The 8 Biggest Pushes in Wrestling History

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on April 2, 2013

in WWE

7. The Undertaker (2007)

I know it sounds odd. The Undertaker didn’t need a push in 2007, he was well established as a top tier performer! True, but he had become entrenched in the no man’s land of second-tier main eventer. The go-to big name that can carry your weekly main event, but wasn’t headlining pay per views. That changed in 2007.

Winning the Royal Rumble in San Antonio was the kick start to a huge Taker push that ultimately landed him in Wrestlemania XXIII’s main event, winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Batista. Before 2007 “The Streak” existed, but it wasn’t billed as one of WrestleMania’s top draws until this push happened.

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handsybroad April 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

The list seems highly wwe-centric although the only WCW push that immediately comes to mind is the one you included

OldSchool80s April 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

I immediately thought of Goldberg and I have also thought that Ryback has been a poor imitation of Goldberg since his repackage.

James April 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

I’d like to the the “pushes gone wrong” list you teased in the intro!

BM Punk April 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Forgot how they pushed Sheamus to the moon out of ECW.

@eclectik April 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I thought this was a WWE article until number 1 … I expected to see Yokozuna at the top spot since he was pushed to kill Hulkamania

The Sting/Crow Push
The DDP Push
The Booker T push

all come to mind for me

The Hardy Solo Push as well

Good post

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