WWE Superstars in Need of a Big Push

Gevorg KeoseyanContributor IApril 21, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  CM Punk wrestles Shelton Benjamin during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

Before I get things started, I would like to mention that this is my first posting here at B/R so go easy on me. The more comments, the merrier.

Every era brings about wrestlers who never reach their full potential. At times this is their own fault; by either showing a lack of dedication or failing to improve their weaknesses.

At the current time, there are several talents who deserve a major push; and with superstars relocating to different brands following the draft of last week, there is no better time then now.


The hottest signee that the WWE has had in recent years made his first appearance two months ago...in ECW. This was a shock to most as it was expected for Christian to make his WWE debut on Smackdown as Jeff Hardy's attacker; thus immediately thrusting Christian into a main-event caliber feud.

Yet, Christian was assigned to ECW and has become the hottest thing to hit Tuesday nights in recent memory. Christian immediately made an impact; putting on quality matches with ECW Champion Jack Swagger, Finlay, John Morrison, and the Miz.

Equipped with a balanced arsenal of moves and first-class charisma, many felt Christian was destined to become Mr. Money in the Bank at the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania a few weeks ago.

But this too did not occur, nor did Christian get drafted to Smackdown as many felt he would. If Christian is going to be the top guy in ECW for the next year, then this must start with an ECW title run beginning at Backlash.

With superstars performing on various brands, being on ECW should not deter Christian from earning a solid push. One possibility includes Christian beginning a cross-brand feud with his "brother" Edge. This could occur at a time when Christian holds the ECW title and Edge the World Heavyweight title.

A feud in which both titles are up for grabs will surely gain attention. Another possibility involves a heel turn for Christian. Christian can attack CM Punk during a spontaneous tag-team match and demand a match for the Money in the Bank briefcase. This can ultimately lead to a victory and another World title for Captain Charisma.

John Morrison

John Morrison, arguably one of the finest young prospects to ever hit the WWE, is better known for his tag team expertise as apart of MNM and Miz and Morrison. Many seem to discredit Morrison as a singles wrestler, forgetting his IC Title and ECW title reigns.

Morrison has the look, talent, charisma, and in-ring ability to be the next Shawn Michaels. Yet for years he has had the unjust task to carry the Miz and engage in mid-card feuds. The draft saw Miz sent to RAW, and Morrison to Smackdown.

A push for Morrison can begin with a lengthy feud with Rey Mysterio over the IC title that can will not only put on a good show, but add prestige to the once-prestigious IC title. A length IC title reign can involve Morrison feuding with the likes of Kane, CM Punk, R-Truth, and Shelton Benjamin.

The next step in establishing Morrison as a main eventer is a Money in the Bank victory at WM26.

CM Punk

Mr. Money in the Bank for two years in a row, fastest Triple Crown winner in history, and an amazing in-ring talent that is so over with the crowd. Sounds like a main-eventer right?

Then why is CM Punk continuously in the mid-card of matches, deserving of no more than five or six minutes per match?

By being drafted to Smackdown, CM Punk immediately becomes the third top face behind The Undertaker and Jeff Hardy. With the Money in the Bank briefcase in his position, Punk can easily carry on where his last World Title reign ended prematurely.

On a show stacked with taleted heels such as Chris Jericho, Edge, and John Morrison; all three are potential individuals to begin a solid feud with CM Punk. A CM Punk/Jericho feud would be a must-see as the matches these two put on several months back were nothing short of amazing.

Also in need of pushes: Shelton Benjamin, Tyson Kidd, and Kelly Kelly