That it happened is not new, but we have confirmation of WWE pushing Superstars because of crowd responses once more.
We’ve seen it before, and even in recent times.
Daniel Bryan was never planned to be getting a WrestleMania moment, but he did, because WWE recognized how much the crowds were behind him.
Kofi Kingston? There’s probably no Kofi-Mania if the crowds don’t get behind him and the suits in Stamford listened.
Heck, LA Knight could have still been Max Dupri and running a group of Male Models had it not been for a change in leadership, and listening to the fans.
If WWE fans, in person and online, had shown no interest (or, in fact, strong negative reaction), then perhaps Punk is still sitting at home.
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They didn’t, and he’s not.
And lost in the shuffle is…
WWE Pushing Superstars Because Of Crowd Responses
In this new example, we are discussing Grayson Waller and Austin Theory.
The younger talent got paired together, and it wasn’t expected to last.
Except, they’ve stuck together because of the crowd responses they’ve been getting.
As heels, either man on his own was getting heat. Together, however, and they work so much better.
Given how they are, and how they’ve been received, WWE have kept them together on screen.
That also reminds me of another tag team pairing that was expected to be short-lived and combustible.
Randy Orton and Matt Riddle was never supposed to last beyond a few weeks or so. Instead, the duo put on an incredible run that included a tag title reign.
All because fans reacted in such a way that forced WWE creative minds to re-evaluate what had been planned.
Could Theory and Waller get themselves a tag title run too?