Getting over in the mid-card
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Re: Why did they build up Tatanka and then bury him.
It's amazing how much power Shawn Michaels is perceived to have had back in early 1993 when he'd been a singles wrestler for a year and there was no Clique as none of Kevin Nash, Triple H or Sean Waltman had debuted yet. Tatanka remained undefeated for months still after that but basically Vince McMahon stopped pushing him and 1993 revolved around Hulk Hogan briefly, Bret Hart, Lex Luger, The Undertaker, Yokozuna, Jerry Lawler and Curt Hennig which saw Tatanka pushed aside.
Scott Hall was being built up as a babyface and Shawn Michaels was being built up as a heel but neither were a main focus until early 1994 and it wasn't until WrestleMania 10 that a lot of people took genuine notice of Shawn Michaels backstage or saw him as a serious player. Maybe from latter 1994 people can use the whole politicking thing for any success or avoiding of losses Shawn Michaels achieved but early 1993 is a HUGE stretch.