Adam wilkinson



I got the idea for this blog after reading an article about WWE grooming someone to be the next top guy after John Cena. That article can be viewed in the articles section. I'm not going to talk about the whole article but it basically said WWE wants to groom the next wrestler to be the go to guy. They want Sheamus to be the next guy because of his size but his age hurts his cause. They want someone in their 20s so it got me thinking, who should WWE groom to be the next go to guy after Cena? When I think of the top guy in the company, I feel like it has to be a face because let's be honest, have we ever really seen a heel be the top guy in a company? With that being said, my list of people (in no particular order) are guys that I think could be successful as a face in the WWE.

1) Cody Rhodes. He has the in ring ability, the age (27), his promos are good but his mic skills are not as great. The things Rhodes lacks is the size as he is about the same size as CM Punk and WWE doesn't want the go to guy to be that type of build. The other thing Rhodes lacks? The opportunity. The only time in his career Rhodes has really been near the main event level is when he was in Legacy with Randy Orton and Ted Dibiase. Given the chance, I think Rhodes is a guy that could be the face of the WWE.

2) Drew McIntyre. He certainly has the age working in his favor (27), he was annointed as the chosen one by Vince McMahon, but what has he done since then? An Intercontinental Championship and that's it. Not much for the chosen one huh? He has the size, he has the look, but much like Rhodes all he is lacking is the opportunity.


3) Seth Rollins. I know this will make some people on here very happy. He's only 26, he has the size, the wrestling ability and I guess we'll have to wait to see if he can get over with the crowd. The main thing with Rollins is, if he is to be the next top guy in WWE, they need to start grooming him now. What I mean by that is get him out of FCW/NXT and promote him to the main roster. Get him wrestling against guys that have been on the main roster for a while now. Introduce him to us while he is still 26 and not when he reaches his 30s.


4) Dolph Ziggler. I know WWE wants someone in their 20s, but I think Ziggler at age 32 could provide us with a face of the company immediately after Cena retires without having to look very hard or far to find him. His in ring ability is among the best in the WWE, his mic work could use help, but the thing Ziggler has working in his favor is his ability to get over with the crowd. Anytime a wrestler can get over with the crowd as a heel, you know he could very well do the same as a face. Ziggler has the look and charisma needed to be the top guy in the company.

5) The Miz. He's in the same situation as Ziggler. He's 31 but he doesn't have nearly as much mileage on his body as a 32 year old Randy Orton does. We know Miz has great mic skills. We know he can get over with the crowd. I also feel like his in ring ability is very underrated. When Miz had his title run a few years back, I think he got a taste of how it feels to be "the man." Miz is another guy that should be looked at as the top guy in the company if someone in their 30s was needed to be "the man" while some of the younger guys blossomed.

So there is my list of 5 guys that should be considered to be the next top guy in the company after Cena is done. I really would love to hear what some of you all think about this topic. Who do you think should have the chance to fill the shoes that will be left by Cena?

Stay blessed everybody,
Dee Thomas
Adam Troy Brown
I cannot comment on Seth or Drew cause I am not sure I have seen either of them wrestle. I don't watch NXT so I probably miss seeing them. Of the other 3, I would go with Ziggler as the next top star to replace Cena. Nothing against the other two cause they are both talented in the ring and Miz h...
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Ryan Montgomery
there are other guys in nxt who could easily be groomed to the next face of the company...i.e Richie Steamboat, Bo dallas, etc
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Kenderick Walker
talk was dolf ziggler has potential of being the top star, but then he would have to turn face and that might mess up his ego
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Amos Cheek
I definitively see it being an NXT guy.That is where the grooming process is going to be.Cena started his grooming process in OVW.I mean it could be someone on the main roster now but if they want the person to be the next top guy that is where they need to start.
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Ryan Montgomery
cenas career was by chance..he happened to be vanilla ice on the halloween special, and the gave it to him as a gimmick
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Dee Thomas
You mean Cena's gimmick isn't to be a terrible wrestler?
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Amos Cheek
I'm not saying that it was planned for him to be the top guy coming out of OVW,but that that was where all of the major stars of today's got started with WWE and that is where WWE started grooming them all just as they are now with NXT.
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