Assessing Evan Bourne's Push: Is It Good, Bad, Right or Wrong?

Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIJune 23, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  Wrestler Evan Bourne jumps off the ropes at wrestler Chavo Guerrero (C) as wrestler Hornswoggle lies in the foreground during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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For those of you who are slightly puzzled by the headline, allow me to fill you in.

A couple of weeks ago, Evan Bourne replaced the kayfabe injured Randy Orton in the main event of Raw, and has since had three matches against Chris Jericho in the last week (earning two victories and falling to one defeat).

That's quite an out-of-the-blue push, wouldn't you agree?

Now, apparently, John Cena is the man behind his push. Apparently, John Cena personally went to Vince McMahon.

He had a quick meeting with Vince in which he tated that he felt that the WWE was dropping the ball with Evan Bourne, which it were.

It was then that the WWE realised that it needed to push the smaller stars at its disposal as the next wave of future stars were smaller in stature—Bryan Danileson, Evan Bourne, and Kaval to name a few.

So, basically, one can say that Bourne's push is a result of backstage politics in WWE.

Now, onto the main focus of my article.

Evan Bourne's Push: Good or Bad, Right or Wrong?

The Good:

  • WWE is pushing one of its best athletes and is finally treating him as a main event caliber superstar.
  • WWE has finally realised that size doesn't matter.
  • WWE has realised that it needs to push smaller stars in order to build for the future.

The Bad:

  • WWE is under-utilising Jericho in an attempt to push Bourne.
  • WWE is focusing more on Bourne while other stars who are more over with the fans remain in limbo(JoMo, DiBiase, R-Truth, Miz).
  • Evan's push came about due to backstage politics which could cause a divide in the locker room.

Those are just a few points detailing the advantages and disadvantages of Evan's push.

While, I believe that it is a good thing that Evan is being pushed and that WWE has finally realised what an athlete he is, I do not agree with the way his push came about.

The bottom line is—if WWE decided to push him because its top man put pressure on them to do so, Evan should not be being pushed.

By that logic, the only way WWE will push R-Truth, Miz, JoMo and DiBiase—who I believe are more deserving than Bourne—is if a major player complains about the way they are being used by WWE to Vince McMahon.

I whole-heartedly disagree with the way his push came to fruition, but I am damn sure glad that it did.

That's only my opinion, I would be glad to hear yours!

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