We’ve written about several WWE Raw stars who are considered to be Paul Heyman-backed wrestlers.
Names like Ricochet, United States Champion Andrade, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, The Street Profits, Samoa Joe, Aleister Black and a few others are favorites of Heyman are are either getting a big push right now or will get one soon. In the case of Flair, she will be getting a bigger push in the next few weeks as WWE starts to build towards the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
One unlikely name who is getting pushed these days is Erick Rowan and his push is because of Vince McMahon. A little over a week ago, I wrote about Rowan’s storyline and about McMahon being a fan of his creative direction.
Dave Meltzer noted in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that McMahon is “heavily behind” Rowan’s push. So, that likely means that there are bigger things in store for him since he is being built up as a monster who wins his matches every week. That also means that fans will likely get an answer at some point on what he is carrying to the ring every week. The announcers have put it over as some hideous thing and they’ve been teasing that one day we will see what his opponents have been scared of.
Rowan’s push started a few months ago when the decision was made to have him revealed as Roman Reigns’ attacker and not Daniel Bryan as the attacker, as was the original plan. He was slightly repackaged after being moved to Monday Night Raw in the WWE Draft and after teaming with Luke Harper for one last time in October in a match against Bryan and Roman Reigns at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
So, for those of you that were wondering why Rowan has been getting a push as of late, there’s your answer to the question.
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