WWE: Ranking the best debuts of all-time
WWE is the best form of entertainment in the pro-wrestling industry, and the superstars make it possible with their fine in-ring performances. While most of the stars take time to make an impact, a few of them make an instant impact in their debut match and immediately become crowd favorite. On the same note, we rank the most memorable debuts of all-time.
The wrath of The Beast
It was the night after WrestleMania 18 when Brock Lesnar hopped the barricade and destroyed Spike Dudley, Maven, and Al Snow, displaying his sheer power. Fans were instantly in an awe of his ruthlessness, as he seemed to be a perfect fit for the 'Ruthless Aggression' era, which had just kicked off. Moreover, Paul Heyman introducing him as his guy made it even interesting.
The beginning of the 'Ruthless Aggression' era
Speaking of the 'Ruthless Aggression' era, it was Kurt Angle who wanted to kick it off by challenging anyone at the backstage. A rookie John Cena accepted it as he made his debut. Everyone was in shock until Cena landed the opening blow on Angle and almost came close to defeating him, while fans were immediately accepted Cena.
The extraordinary debut of an extraordinary man
We have to admit that Finn Balor was a force in NXT, as WWE decided to carry the same momentum of his into the main roster. His debut night on Raw in 2016 saw him winning two matches and become the number one contender for the Universal Championship. And obviously, fans accepted his quick rise, while he even won the Universal Championship at SummerSlam.
The beginning of an epic family feud
After debuting in 1990, The Undertaker quickly became a top force in WWE. However, it was until 1997 when his scripted brother Kane made his debut. To make things even interesting, the shock in the face of The Dead Man told the story, as Kane destroyed the former with his own finishing maneuver. While fans too were left in shock, he was accepted.
This is her house since Day 1
Paige did shock the WWE Universe when she made her debut on Raw the night after WrestleMania 30. Divas Champion AJ Lee did not like this gimmick and put her title on the line to teach her a lesson. However, the plan backfired as she won the championship and fans were over the moon, making this the author's all-time favorite.