In 1995, Savio Vega jumped out of the audience and attacked Jeff Jarrett and The Roadie, who had been illegally double-teaming Vega's "friend" Razor Ramon. While Ramon teamed with Vega a handful of times, he would also have classic matches with the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldust and others.
It's always memorable whenever you see a new wrestler come into WWE and attempt to make a name for themself, whether it's an already-established name or someone you'd heard of before with either a slightly or completely different persona.
Sometimes, they will show up with little fanfare, and sometimes there are weeks of hype, vignettes and the like touting their arrival. And whether they are never from again or become World Champion, you're always likely to remember how, exactly they arrived.
In counting down the Top 50 Memorable WWE Debuts, we looked at the aforementioned vignettes or stand-alone segments in some cases and their debut matches in others. In some cases, more than one of these things happened roughly at the same time to create a bigger splash for the performer.
In terms of ground rules, we're going to cut them a bit of slack here. Many wrestlers showed up on television before their actual "debut", be it in the developmental system or televised matches where these people were glorified jobbers. Those appearances won't count for the sake of this list.
What are we looking at? The quality of the debut; how much effort WWE made to showcase them; whether the fans caught on right from the beginning; and what kind of impact the debut had on their overall WWE career.
Ready? Here we go!
For weeks in 1992, a series of vignettes aired in which a distorted voice threatened to harm The Big Bossman for brutalizing him during Bossman's time as a prison guard. Then one day on WWF Superstars, Bossman was attached following his match by the debuting Nailz, handcuffing him to the ring ropes and beating him.
After weeks of vignettes hyping his arrival, Rey Mysterio arrived in WWE via a match on SmackDown in which he made short work of fellow luchador Chavo Guerrero. Later in that same show, Mysterio proved his star power by saving Edge and John Cena from an attack while diving off the top of a steel cage.
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In 2011, a series vignettes began airing with former TNA Knockout Awesome Kong destroying female dolls and cackling maniacally. Eventually, the vignittes declared her to be "Kharma". A few weeks later, Kharma made her presence felt at Extreme Rules, running down to the ring and attacking Michele McCool.