Re: Faces of the Company
Vince kind of replaced Bret Hart with Lex Luger after Hogan overshadowed him. When Luger failed they went back to Bret, but as the company lost money in '94 Diesel was chosen to become headliner. That didn't work, so Bret was transistional champion for Shawn Michaels. HBK was an asshole back then, so the title was passed to company man The Undertaker, who had moved beyond gimmick wrestler and became a kind of psuedo face of the company while HBK got his act together and Bret played the face/heel divide. Stone Cold Steve Austin was taking the role of top face whether or not Bret left the company and HBK was out of the picture.
IMO, Vince never really saw the likes of Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and CM Punk as the company faces. His idea of the man is Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Lex Luger, Diesel, The Rock, Triple H, Randy Orton etc. I think he'd really try to repace Cena with Ryback or Sheamus.