The 8 Biggest Pushes in Wrestling History

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on April 2, 2013

in WWE

5. Sheamus (2009)

The Great White tore through the ranks of “ECW” and upon being promoted to Raw was quickly given a World Title push. Was it his Irish heritage that appealed to Vince? The fact that he was Triple H’s “training buddy”?

Hard to say if  WWE had the foresight to envision him as a face and ambassador for the company (and KMart shill) after a few years as a top heel, but it happened. Hard to believe this is the same guy who brutalized Jerry Lawler to get over as a heel a little over 3 years ago.

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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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