5 times Vince McMahon pushed smaller wrestlers
Longtime fans of WWE and professional wrestling have been of the opinion that Vince McMahon, the owner of WWE, likes to push Superstars who are muscled-up behemoths. Over the course of the past several decades, Vince McMahon has pushed the likes of Hulk Hogan, Triple H, Kane, The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar and many more who fit the bill.
WWE's premier event, WrestleMania, usually features large athletes in the main event, barring a handful of exceptions with the recent one being this year's event, where three women headlined The Show of Shows. There have been numerous instances where Vince McMahon actually pushed small-sized Superstars, with a bunch of them main-eventing WrestleMania!
In the following list, we will take a look at five instances when Vince McMahon decided to push small wrestlers.
#5 Finn Balor
After having a decorated career in NJPW, Prince Devitt aka Finn Balor signed with WWE in 2014. He was pushed almost immediately and went on to hold the NXT Title on one occasion. After WrestleMania 32, Balor was drafted to Monday Night Raw during the Superstar Shakeup.
Balor won a Fatal Four-Way match on Raw, by defeating Rusev, Cesaro, and Kevin Owens. Following the victory, Balor defeated Roman Reigns to bag a shot at the top title on Raw, and met Seth Rollins at Summerslam 2016. Balor won the match and became the first-ever Universal Champion, but had to relinquish the title due to a shoulder injury he had suffered during the match. WWE managed to not ruin his character in the coming years and he is still one of the most popular Superstars on the main roster, currently carrying the Intercontinental Title.