WWE Debut of the Year 2016



  • AJ Styles (Royal Rumble)
  • Enzo Amore & Big Cass (RAW after Wrestlemania)
  • Bayley (Battleground)
  • Finn Balor (RAW after the Draft)




The key to winning this award was who felt like a mega WWE Superstar on day one! That isn’t to say AJ Styles, Bayley and Finn Balor received mild receptions upon their debuts. I think fans were more impressed by the fact that finally these wrestlers were rewarded with a spot on the WWE’s main roster. Enzo and Big Cass however immediately acclimated themselves to the WWE Universe as premier sports entertainers which will add longevity to their run in WWE. On day one everyone was chanting alongside them and to the surprise of no one, they were “over” on day one! Thankfully Styles has reached that level now in his championship run and I anticipate Bayley and Balor will be successful superstars but as far as a debut everyone was S-A-W-F-T compared to Enzo and Big Cass–and you can’t teach that!


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