Would Roman still have been their guy if Lesnar, Batista or Orton were options?
If Brock, Batista or Orton had come up with Roman, do you think they would have pushed Roman or would have persisted with his super push?
The only competition for FOTC Roman has are Balor and Seth, both of which are piss weak options. Now say if Brock, Batista or Orton were genuine candidates, do you think he would have been pushed ahead of them? All of them have a equal or better look, more charisma, were/are more over and are better on the mic. Brock may be debatable in the mic department, but he's Brock fucking Lesnar, when he opens his mouth to say something, you listen.
Cena beat a strong field to become FOTC, Reigns seems to have gotten there because the alternatives are weak. The alternatives from the previous era would have been far better options for FOTC today, it's a shame they all were part of one era.