Who could replace Orton & Cena as the faces of the company if they were out for an extended amount of time?
That's a hard one simply because it's a really small list. I mean Triple H & Edge would probably be the two guys without question. I know some people mentioned The Miz, Daniel Bryan, John Morrison, Sheamus, Wade Barrett, CM Punk & Jack Swagger but I'm sorry to say most them just don't fit it.
The Miz: He has admirable mic skills but his in ring work is nothing special let alone thinking he could pull off the anti-hero role? Yeah...I think not & really should a former "reality star" be a face of a major company? I wouldn't think so. I've said it before & I'll say it again, Miz is a mid-card talent at best.
-Daniel Bryan: The only thing going for him is his wrestling skills other then that he has nothing else. No mic skills, not charasmatic, boring to look at & the list goes on...Daniel Bryan will never be the face of the company.
-John Morrison: This guy out of all of them has the potential BUT Morrison seems to be lacking in one or two things. I don't know what for sure, maybe it's his corny gimmick or possibly he's needs work on his mic skills. I think I'm not alone either on this since WWE must be thinking the same thing because he still hasn't been pushed to the top. Morrison is really a big question mark.
-Sheamus: This guy is going to be a top dog in the WWE for a long time but he will never be the face of the company.
-Wade Barrett: This is another guy that will be a top dog in the WWE for a long time & I'll be honest, Wade Barrett reminds me in some ways of an early Triple H. He has somethings to tweak & work on but he has great potential & hopefully for his sakes, he doesn't blow it. I don't know if Barrett will ever be the face of the company but there is no question he's going to be one of the top 5 guys in the company in the coming years.
-CM Punk: Great talent but not a face of the company kind of guy.
-Jack Swagger: This guy has potential to be a Kurt Angle-like but he needs to work on somethings & tweak somethings. Swagger will never be the face of the company but if he puts the work in he could be one of the top 5 guys in the WWE with ease.
So, when it comes down to it. Triple H & Edge would have to carry the reigns until Orton & Cena returned. The real future faces of the company are not even in the company yet. Truth be told though, Orton (30 years of age) & Cena (33 years of age) are going to be the faces of the company for many more years especially Orton since he just recently signed a 10 year deal. If either one of these guys leaves I would say Cena would be the first to leave as I see Cena trying his hand in acting more down-the-line. Whether he succeeds or not is another question. In the meantime, Orton & Cena are going to be the faces of the company for a long time.