10 Wrestlers Whose Stock Has Risen The Most Since WWE WrestleMania 36

WWE (and AEW) stars who have gone up in the world heading into WrestleMania 37.

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WrestleMania season is a brilliant barometer of WWE's latest predilections.

If someone on the roster has a featured spot on the biggest card(s) of the year, then there's a good chance Vince McMahon likes them and won't put a red pen through their name for a while. Of course, that can change (sometimes within the span of a few days and/or weeks), but 'Mania is generally a solid gauging point.

Examining a wrestler's fortunes from spring-to-spring can also be astonishing. Some seemed to have the world at their feet during last year's 'Mania 36 weekender, but their stock has dropped off or fallen straight through the floor ever since. Others, meanwhile, are definitely on the rise.

Workers needed to be involved in some capacity during WrestleMania's core build last year to qualify for this list. However, they didn't need to be a raging success across either night to be here. That helped, but it wasn't the main prerequisite for inclusion.

In fact, a fair few of the Raw and SmackDown stars analysed here were big stars to begin with - they've just continued to grow over the past 12 months, and things look even better for them heading into Tampa next month...

10. Alexa Bliss

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It's cartoony, it's over-the-top and it's definitely prime sports entertainment fare, but Alexa Bliss' ongoing character shift from coffee-lover to possessed little bitch is also quality. Her alliance with Bray Wyatt's 'Fiend' gimmick has been a blessing for Bliss, if only because it saved her from tag-team nothingness.

Sorry - it's true.

Alexa's tag with Nikki Cross was sometimes tolerable, sometimes not. They ranged from decent in-ring ('Mania 36) to agonising on the mic ('A Moment Of Bliss'), and their high school geek dynamic did nothing for Bliss. If anything, this silly nonsense she's doing now has shown her range as a performer, and that's never a bad thing despite the obvious outrageousness of her on-screen possession.

Now, Alexa will play a key role in the Wyatt vs. Randy Orton bout at 'Mania 37. That comes after working a featured angle a Fastlane with Randy that deepened her links to the now-chargrilled monster Bray plays. Yep, things look good for 'Little Miss Bliss'.


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