The WMXX ending was awesome, one of the most special moments in WWE history (In spite of the Benoit stuff), but at the end of the day it didn't work as all of us would have wished. Benoit never became a draw...neither Guerrero. They were awesome performers, but they ended up being glorious mid-carders. It's great to have guys like them, main event once in a while, but it's hard to have them as the face of the company...unless they are extremely good looking or have an unbelievable charisma...like HBK.
Benoit I agree with but Guerrero could have been a draw. He was hugely charismatic, was a good talker, excellent worker and the crowd loved him. Unfortunately he wasn't given enough of a chance and of course we know what happened after. Benoit was an amazing worker but didn't have much charisma or mic skills. But size really isn't as much of an issue any more. As you said, HBK was the guy for some time as well as Hart. These two didn't draw big but what I find interesting is is that people cite Austin yet he isn't massive. He is 6'2. Hell Flair, the biggest draw the NWA ever had was 6'1. Not exactly a giant in the wrestling world. Nash has this perception that you have to be at least 6'5 to be a draw. That is completely false.
Somehow I understand what the WWE has been doing with Cena and what they are trying to do with Sheamus and Ryback. The way I see it, I find really hard to have CM Punk or Daniel Bryan as the face of the WWE. They are not guys who would make a big impact at first sight and that's a very important thing in this business. My brother used to be a WWE fan years ago. One day I told him "Look, this is the new WWE guy." while Punk was entering the ring. He laughed, he thought I was joking, later on he watched his promo and a match and he said "ok, he isn't that bad, but if he is the new guy, I'm glad I stopped watching wrestling long time ago".
I can understand this point and both Bryan and Punk are my favourite wrestlers. They don't have that immediate wow factor with them as they look relatively normal in size. Ryback especially has that wow factor as he has a great look, looks like a complete monster.
I mean, it's wrestling. Why would you have someone with a generic look and even shorter than the average as the face of your company? time has proved that at least in wrestling...size matters.
Again, guys like Flair and Austin were not giants. Nash was one of the many guys who believed Austin would not be a draw or amount to anything and was completely proven wrong.
What I find strange is how hard it's to find big guys with a cool personality nowdays. Everyday that passes I appreciate guys like Hogan and the Rock even more than I used to.
The strangest thing is that the guys with the best personalities and most interesting personas aren't huge in the slightest. There really isn't a new wrestler in WWE who is over 6'5, the minimal size Nash thinks is needed to draw who has any interesting personality whatsoever.