Next face of the WWE
Who do you guys see as the next face of the WWE? I believe John Cena will still be around for that transition just like Austin was around to transition into the Rock and the Rock was there to transition into HHH and Brock. I think the next face of the WWE has yet to debut on TV. I think it's going to be someone from that deep talent reservoir they have in NXT. Who do you guys think it will be?
It needs to be Daniel Bryan. There is no one over like him, face or heel. He has that Austin level catchphrase that everyone will be saying for years. He has the in ring abilities and can talk on the mic. The total package, he needs to be the face of the company.
I think DB and Punk can both be that guy. Punk acts like he won't be around long, but who knows. Problem is both guys are shrimps. There needs to be a top guy that has both the charisma and the size. I agree that there's probably a young guy developing right now that can be the next big thing.
Never ever going to happen, D~Bry may be awesome in the ring technically and good on the mic but with his size he just is not believable, I'm not saying only Meat heads should be on top, but Bryan is a good few inches to small to be a legitimate contender for a prolonged period of time.
Originally Posted by Y2JLionsault
Sure you could have him as the Underdog, but having an underdog come out on top all the time, hurts the rest of the rosters credibility.
For my pick I say Ryback, but I don't think he will be top dog for as long as the others, I'll give him 2-3 years on top, then he'll pass on the Reigns.
knowing vince it will be Ryback, let's hope HHH can build some other good technical main eventers
I think Ritchie Steamboat has a good shot of being the next top face but as with Bryan his size could hold him back. Other possibles are Ambrose or Big E.
One guy that's waiting for his opportunity and could potentially reach those heights is Cody Rhodes. He has the look, the legacy, and the charisma along with great in-ring skills. He's just currently stuck waiting in line behind guys like the Miz.
I think we often downplay how much goes into being 'The Next Face of the WWE'. This person really needs to be the perfect storm of physique, mic skills, passable wrestling ability, and personality. Based off this criteria, I have to respectfully disagree with a lot of these suggestions:
Ryback: He can be a top player, but definitely not the face of the business. He's too poor on the mic, and his personality has little flexibility. Guys like Austin, Hogan, Cena, and Rock can be funny, intense, passionate, good, bad, or in-between. A guy like Ryback, just not that versatile.
Cody Rhodes: He's got a bad lisp. I'm sorry to call it out. But the MAIN guy who promotes your company (at charity events, on Late Night Shows, and beyond) needs to be an awesome speaker. HHH was never the face of the company, and Cody Rhodes isn't 1/5 as all-around talented and a stud as The Game.
Punk: If it weren't for his age, my vote would go to Punk. Amazing on the mic, massive ego and personality, loves and gets the industry, and a stud in the ring. But, when I think of the next face of the WWE, it's hard to think of a guy who is almost 35. It's the same reason I won't put Ziggler in my list, despite the fact that I think he's the total package.
Daniel Bryan: Physique. Short by wrestling standards. He's getting a little chunky and until he shaves that beard he can't be the #1 guy in the company.
Dean Ambrose - OR - Seth Rollins (not Reigns, see my take on Ryback for reasoning): These two both remind me of Punk, but a little fresher. They are both solid on the mic, awesome in the ring, and also seem to love and understand the industry. I feel like they both bring unique styles to the WWE. If I had to pick which would have a more successful career, I'd pick Rollins because I think he has more babyface potential than Ambrose. But hey, Mankind, a guy who wore a mask and stuffed socks down throats captivated an industry as a good guy for a few months - so what the hell do I know about good guys and bad guys.
I see what you mean, but you can't really say he isn't versatile, he hasn't been given a chance at anything else, when they're trying to build you as an unstoppable beast, it wouldnt go down so well if he started telling jokes.
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I think his gimmick supposed to be a, 'actions speak louder than words' type deal.
He could do it, IMO, be the top guy around in the ring, the only thing I can't picture him doing is the make a wish stuff, I'm pretty sure small kids would be terrified of the guy.
I just wish they would take a TNA style route, and not just have one godlike person running around and instead have everyone as a beatable guy.
While going that route stops you from having a one man money making machine, it allows you to create a lot of not quite so great money makers, and a less predicable product.
Certainly like any similar topic concerning the WWE opinions and viewpoints differ but there is so much of an unknown quantity that qualifies a superstar to have "what it takes" to make it as the next face of the WWE...honestly isn't it all relative to 1) who the brass likes 2) who the people like (or in some cases like to hate a lot) and 3) who has the ability, charisma and drive to do what it takes and deliver night after night...so many seem to have the potential but who really emerges from the pack as a natural fit? Personally I think the next face of the company is yet to truly emerge in the ranks of the WWE as I do not see Cena leaving his pedestal any time soon...