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Encyclopedia > Push (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make the wrestler win more matches and become more popular with the fans. A push can also be based on a single major win against a major star (for example, Shelton Benjamin's 2004 winning streak over Triple H), and it is not uncommon for a push to be accompanied by a turn or a change in the wrestler's gimmick. Pushing is usually done for new wrestlers. This is essentially the opposite of a bury, which in contrast to the high profile of a push is typically done with little or no fanfare. Professional wrestling is generally any form of wrestling in which the wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... A booker, as the term is used in professional wrestling, is a person who puts matches together and determines basics about their content, such as relative overall length, who the eventual victor will be, and many of the moves which will be made during the match; in other words, the... Shelton Benjamin (born July 9, 1976 in Orangeburg, South Carolina) is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler now working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)s RAW brand. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Triple H, an abbreviation for his former ring name, Hunter Hearst Helmsley. ... In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is slang that refers to a wrestlers on-screen personality. ... In professional wrestling, bury refers to the lowering of a popular wrestlers status in the eyes of the fans. ...


Sometimes the fans generate the push for a wrestler themselves when smarks see a good wrestler that either has not been pushed or has had their gimmick pulled from under them. A good example is Lance Hoyt of TNA, who was "adopted" by fans who created the "Hoytamania" gimmick. TNA saw this and decided to run with the idea, turning Hoyt face and pushing him. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lance Hoyt (born in Hearne, Texas) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in Orlando, Florida. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002 and now owned by Panda Energy International. ... In professional wrestling, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving (that is, faces are good guys or crowd favorites). The vast majority of wrestling storylines (though not all) place a heel (or bad guy) against a face. ...


A wrestler that bookers are high on and are pushed to excess and/or against the wishes of the fans until they learn to accept him is called Pushing down (one's) throats. Chris Masters of World Wrestling Entertainment was met with apathy by the fans and received Go-Away Heat in the majority of his matches, but was still pushed to near Main Event status and maintained that push until his subsequent suspension for substance abuse. Christopher (Chris) Mordetsky (born January 8, 1983 in Santa Monica, California) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name The Masterpiece Chris Masters who performs for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... In professional wrestling, heat means getting a reaction from the crowd. ...


Another Example of this is The Great Khali of WWE, who, despite receiving X-Pac heat, continued to be pushed in a feud with one of the company's biggest stars The Undertaker. Dalip Singh (born August 27, 1972 in Dhirana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab) is an Indian powerlifter and professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, The Undertaker. ...


In the defunct World Championship Wrestling promotion, a group of new and younger wrestlers known as the Natural Born Thrillers enjoyed a long and steady push and winning titles despite getting no crowd response and repeatedly going over established talent. This is contrasted to the push received by The Spirit Squad in World Wrestling Entertainment, who despite being relatively new talent, continue to draw significant crowd response. World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that was based in Atlanta and existed from 1986 to 2001. ... The Natural Born Thrillers The Natural Born Thrillers was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling in 2000. ... The Spirit Squad is a heel stable in World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand, consisting of Ken Doane, Johnny Jeter, Nick Nemeth, Mike Mondo, and Nick Mitchell. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Pushing and burying wrestlers can be seen as a worked version of the promotion and relegation system in team sports outside North America. In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ... In most sports leagues around the world (with the North American professional leagues as the most important exception), relegation (or demotion) means the mandated transfer of the worst team(s) of a higher division into a lower division at the end of the season. ...


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