With the Rumble approaching, Wrestlemania just around the corner, and the money in the bank match, obviously someone is going to have to get "big push." I say that in light of the recent pushes of stars such as John Morrison and Alberto Del Rio. Question is, will they be the ones to get the big push since their push is happening now, or will it be another star who gets the push? I'm just going to look at a few possibilities as to who may get that "big push" during the next 2 and a half months.
1. Ted DiBiase - The name says it all. Wrestling Royalty. Ted DiBiase is one of the most under-rated talents in the WWE today. He gets no heat, even though he's supposed to be a heel. He wrestles matches against the clown of the WWE, Santino, who is nothing but Doink the Clown sans face paint and a poorly designed 15 Dollar Wal-Mart wig. It's all in the way he is being presented to the crowd. You can tell DiBiase is not happy when you see his matches that last 3 minutes, his interviews that are plagued by the stunting talk of Maryse. I think WWE will look to repackage DiBiase in 2011, and the most likely time seems to be at The Royal Rumble. I feel it would drive more ego into the character, and cause giant heat for him. All the pieces are there, this one seems to be a lock.
2. Justin Gabriel - Okay, that one is going to draw some negative reactions I'm sure. But I've seen this guy wrestle in person, and believe me, he's Rob Van Dam in a younger age. This guy would fit perfectly in the X-Division in TNA, or a Cruiserweight division if the WWE still had one. I'm not saying he's going to become the WWE Champ in 4 months, but now that he has presumably left the Nexus, he's going to get a chance to shine as a solo competitor. WWE has a history of not pushing the smaller guy, and i don't expect much of a push to Gabriel, but he's got a bigger frame than Evan Bourne, and has the same wrestling style. Am i the only one or do i feel like a fued between the two could really Re-Dignify the Intercontinental Title or United States Title?
3. John Morrison - Perosonally, it was hard to put him on this list. He's already receiving a push, but I think a WWE Championship is still a little ways off for Morrison. It feels like what the WWE did with Jeff Hardy, kept teasing the fans with a small push, and then almost a year later, he finally grabbed the gold. I do expect a Morrison title reign sometime in the later part of the year, however, I believe it will be a short title run designed to be a bit of a test to see how the fans re-act, and if he can improve his mic skills and promo's a little bit. He does have some glaring flaws in his presentation, but its his wrestling skill that will propel this guy to the top of the WWE by the end of the year.
Well there you have it, 3 of my predictions for the biggest pushes of the year. There are a few names I would've loved to have on the list, but had to keep out for one reason or another. It's a real bummer that WWE won't give guys like Daniel Bryan the big push. Nevertheless, comments are welcome.