Everyone loves a good debut in wrestling, and WWE have certainly had their share of shocking debuts over the years. Today, we are taking a look at the 5 best that WWE have to offer.
5. JOHN CENA: SMACKDOWN JUNE 27 2002
At the beginning of the Ruthless Aggression era, a young rookie by the name of John Cena accepted Kurt Angle’s open challenge. Despite having a tough start to his WWE career, Cena’s debut certainly left its mark with fans.
4. THE BIG SHOW: ST VALENTINE’S MASSACRE 1999
The feud between Austin and McMahon had reached boiling point by the time St Valentine’s Day Massacre came around. After beating the holy hell out of McMahon in a steel cage match, Austin was then attacked by a debuting Paul Wight as he ripped his way up through the ring.
3. THE UNDERTAKER: SURVIVOR SERIES 1990
Appearing as the mystery man at Survivor Series, The Undertaker changed WWE forever. Terrifying children in the crowd, he quickly put his stamp on the match and quickly became an unstoppable force in WWE.
2. CHRIS JERICHO: RAW AUGUST 9 1999
After weeks of a millennium countdown clock appearing, Chris Jericho made his debut interrupting The Rock, which might not have been his best plan ever. Jericho quickly went on to have success and defeated Chyna in late 1999 for his first Intercontinental Championship.
1. KANE: BAD BLOOD 1999
After months of telling the Undertaker that his brother Kane was alive, Paul Bearer introduced the monstrous younger brother of the Undertaker at Bad Blood. Kane ripped the door of the hell in a cell, costing his older brother the WWF title against Shawn Michaels.
So, there you have it – the top 5 debuts in WWE history. As always, if you have a personal favourite – please let us know in the comments below.
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