The Big O obviously. Only 26, very similar body type to Cena, an internet fan base that nobody in the indies can match, and a spot on the PWI 500 with less than a year wrestling under his belt. Not saying much, but he already has a larger moveset than Cena, and can throw a drop kick and clothesline just line Orton's. Mic skills are good already and that's all natural. I am biased though.
for everyone saying Ryback, he is nearing 30 if not there already. by the time Cena isn't up to carrying the load anymore, Ryback will be 38...
Just a guess.
That's why you don't see Punk being pushed to the moon at the expense of Cena. Phil is like 32. Why put your future in a guy who is only 4 years younger than your current mega star?
WWF went to Ultimate Warrior, then Bret Hart, then Shawn Michaels, then Steve Austin, then The Rock, then Brock Lesnar, etc. and it worked because they were getting guys who were mid to lat 20's and still had (or so they thought) alot of life left.
Bret was 35 when he first won the big belt
Austin was 33
Shawn was 31
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They are pretty much grooming Sheamus or Ryback to be the heir apparent to being the companies top guy. So either one of them or an undiscovered talent. HHH seems to think Ambrose in the future could be a huge star, but if he hits his stride he will most likely be the top heel.
As for those saying Daniel Bryan: I would love to agree as he is my current favorite in WWE but I can't see it, he just doesn't have the backing from those at the top regardless of how much of a reaction or how over he is with the fans. They just don't see him as the guy carrying the company for the next 5-10 years.