Previous Methods That Established WWE Superstars in the Audience's Mind

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Previous Methods That Established WWE Superstars in the Audience's Mind
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One common complaint emanating from the WWE Universe is the overwhelming feeling that some new or returning wrestlers are forced upon the audience as a "top guy" even if the majority of fans have very little interest in their character or wrestling style.

Performers like the then-named Lord Tensai, Vladimir Koslov and Chris Masters fall under that category of over-pushed newcomers, and their careers have been tainted by that overexposure. 

For more proof of this, look no further than Alberto Del Rio, who possesses a Hall of Fame résumé—two-time WWE champion, Royal Rumble winner 2011 and Money in the Bank winner 2011—but who has failed to become the dominant figure in the company.

Looking back through the history of the most popular superstars of the past 20 years, three notable sources of advancement can be highlighted. 

This article examines whether these previously used methods could be more successful in introducing and establishing wrestlers now, and looks for possible reasons why these plans have been discarded.

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