Things are changing in the WWE. Thanks to NXT there is a flowing talent for the WWE that is constantly developing new talents such as Neville, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn. Though a lot of the NXT stars are from other promotions, it's been told been noted that the WWE style of wrestling is different from other promotions. So, NXT is the perfect platform for new comers to adapt to their wrestling style. With that being said, this has produced so much talent for the WWE that the roster is starting to get crowded. It's very tough to get all the talent proper TV time on just one show, because let's face it, Raw has been the only real WWE show on TV. SmackDown has been more of a speed bump to the pay per views and a recap of Monday Night Raw.
Though, recently the WWE has begun to really take SmackDown more seriously then it seems they have in years. It's a smart idea because it is seemingly inevitable that the brand split will be making a come back. The WWE would be able to have two faces. One face of SmackDown and one face of Raw. A broken up roster provides more room for some stars who haven't quite been able to have time in the spotlight.
Making SmackDown live would create a show just as relevant as Raw and the WWE's product would improve because of it. The hugely exciting WWE draft that used to happen once a year would a provide a yearly event that wrestling fans can get excited for. The WWE could even create a special on the WWE Network by having the draft take place there. So, these are some superstars that would really benefit from a draft extension.
For someone who is the current United States Champion, this man is really floating under the radar. He's got an upcoming match at WrestleMania against Ryback, however it's hard for me to remember what he even did on Monday Night Raw this past week to be quite honest. I think Kalisto probably will never be a main eventer, but he seems like he would be able to shine in the mid card, as opposed to the lower card.
12 The Miz
This one might surprise a few people, as The Miz has already been in and out in the main event over the last few years and has pretty much had his time. However, some of The Miz's recent matches have reminded us how good of a heel he can be.
When Rusev first came up to the main roster, the WWE seemed like they were going to be pushing him to the moon. Rusev went undefeated for a couple of months before finally losing to John Cena. However, the WWE did allow him to defeat John Cena in their feud. Since then, however, he's certainly lost a lot of steam that began when he was split from Lana.
However, Rusev could provide a good heel opponent similar to how Big Show has been used over the years. Rusev seems like the type of star who could lose his fair share of matches, but still be a believable opponent for any wrestler on the roster.
10 Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler is in a similar boat to The Miz, but to a lesser degree. Ziggler has had some time in the main event scene and has had his fair share of moments. However, he never spent much consecutive time in the main event scene. His recent interaction with The Authority has proven that Ziggler does still have the ability to be that guy if called upon.
Unfortunately, Neville just went down with an ankle injury. However, when he comes back, he should be able to provide an impact for whatever show he is on. Neville has multi-time Intercontinental Champion and multi-time US Champion written all over him. He could make his mark on the tag team division as well. However, the recent product has seem him get lost in the shuffle. There is only so many spots for the mid-card on one show.
8 Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn's situation is almost identical to Neville's in a brand split. Sami Zayn certainly has mid-card titles written all over him. Though many of us would like to see him on the main event scene, including myself, you have to imagine that Vince McMahon's idea of a champion doesn't really resemble Sami Zayn.
This one definitely may draw some mixed feelings from WWE fans. Ryback is more of the same in many eyes. The image of exactly what Vinnie Mac looks for in a star, which is size. Ryback has that.
In our opinion, Cesaro should be in the main event picture. The guy has the support of most wrestling fans, from IWC marks to casual fans, since he is pretty good as a face and a heel.
5 AJ Styles
First of all, AJ Styles helped give TNA relevance for the time that he was there. So, we shouldn't question AJ Styles' ability to lead a show. As of right now, it seems like the WWE is going to have AJ Styles stay put in the mid-card. It's possible that somewhere down the road that changes and he receives more of a push.
4 Dean Ambrose
Unlike most superstars on this list, Dean Ambrose has a top face spot secured as of this moment. The WWE has given him some big matches over the past couple of month, which has proven that Dean Ambrose has his ticket punched for a top spot in the company. However, the one disadvantage for Dean Ambrose, in the future, is going to be Roman Reigns. Roman Reigns clearly is the number one guy that WWE wants and it will likely keep Dean Ambrose at number two for the majority of his career.
3 Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens is one guy on the roster that has the potential for a top heel role in the company. He seems like he could even handle a role as a face down the road. With that being said, Kevin Owens should be a part of the main event at some point in his career. On his own show, he could absolutely be that guy.
2 Seth Rollins
Well, we mentioned someone else that was in the way of Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns being the top two stars in the company, and that is most certainly Seth Rollins. He's already proven that he can be a main event heel who gets under everyone's skin. The crowd is already emotionally invested in this guy.
1 Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt has been under the radar, despite having some relevant feuds, to the point where WWE doesn't know what to do with him and his group. He plays his character to absolute perfection and his mic skills are ridiculous
If tTe Authority weren't the main focus, we could see The Wyatt Family doing a takeover angle where they demolished everyone. They could be a monster heel stable similar to The Nexus and be an uphill climb for any face to go after.
Somewhere down the road, Bray Wyatt could also play a face role creepily like The Undertaker has done for years. However, due to the crowded roster, Bray Wyatt has just been floating around and wasting time. With a less crowded roster, he can really run wild.
So, do you agree with this list? Did I miss anyone important? Would you order it differently?
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