The 8 Biggest Pushes in Wrestling History

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on April 2, 2013

in WWE

1. Goldberg (1997)

Goldberg’s run is the stuff of legend. It was such a hallmark of prefessional wrestling that any push since the Goldberg run is compared to it. When WWE established Ryback as an unbeatable machine in 2012, it only took a few weeks of squashes for fans to start measuring his run compared to Goldberg’s.

Goldberg’s unbelievable streak continued week to week, as he dispatched 173 consecutive opponents (though some argue that number) and ritualistically asked “Who’s next?”.



Honorable Mention:

Brock Lesnar – won the WWE Championship only 5 months after his debut at 25 years old

Mr. Perfect – although, can you really call it a push when he never broke that Intercontinental “glass ceiling”?


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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

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