It's always memorable when we see a new wrestler, manager or personality come into WWE and attempt to make a name for themselves, 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.
But which stand out the most? In selecting the Top 50 Most Memorable WWE Debuts, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories considered the following criteria:
Was the debut hyped beforehand (e.g. vignettes, interviews?)
How prominent was the debut on a given show?
What kind of lasting impact did the debut have on the company?
Years later, is the unusual team still remembered?
A few notes: In some cases, the performers first debuted off-camera (e.g. in a dark match or house show) before what we consider to be official debut. And we've intermingled some of the NXT-WWE debuts here... so some stars on this list are debuting for NXT, whereas in other cases, they're coming to "the main roster" or Raw or SmackDown.
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