For anyone that can't figure out the bleeding obvious, WWE is a company that likes to have 'their guys' succeed, receiving the lion's share of air time, championship bouts and, of course, money.
Looking back through the history of the company, just about all of the personally pushed products have been at the forefront; Triple H, Randy Orton and John Cena are three that have been forced down every WWE fan's throats for the last decade, and even longer in Triple H's regard.
However, every now and then the fans combine their vocal cords and make enough noise that even a company as large as WWE can't ignore the rumbles.
Whether it's because they loved their indy work or simply believe they deserve more opportunities instead of the company serving up the same old routine, fans are dictating who the WWE pushes now more than ever.
As wrestling fans have become more aware that the product is in fact 'sports entertainment', the crowd support is generally based on who works hardest behind the scenes, something fans didn't have access to in the past.
Even if WWE can’t see certain wrestlers hanging around in the big time, they have no choice but to listen to the fans and allow those crowd favourites to flourish.
In modern times, the entire card is dictated by fan support; the following list highlights those who are succeeding in WWE almost solely due to unexpected fan support.
15 Bray Wyatt
13 Becky Lynch
12 Kevin Owens
11 Dolph Ziggler
10 The Vaudevillains
8 New Day
7 Tyler Breeze
5 Sami Zayn
3 Tyson Kidd
1 Dean Ambrose
You could be forgiven for thinking Dean Ambrose was going to be lost in the aftermath of The Shield, with Roman Reigns being pushed as a top face and Seth Rollins taken under The Authority's wing; if it weren't for Reigns being injured in late 2014, Ambrose may well and truly have faded off into the darkness. However, fans quickly embraced Ambrose after recognizing that he wasn't going to receive a singles push, and the Lunatic Fringe is arguably the single most popular wrestler - John Cena and Brock Lesnar aside - on the WWE roster.
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