Re: Backstage Talk About WWE Grooming Top New Guy
It should be Alex Riley. Dude looks like a top babyface but they are wasting him. What's amazing is the fact that he still receives a reaction from the crowds even though he's basically a jobber. He'll have to do a lot of ass kissing to ever become one of the top guys. He'll be lucky if he's ever even a successful mid carder who occassionally main events.
Ryback just doesn't seem to be top face material to me. He's much better off as the number two or three face but not the top face. While he has a marketable stlye and a style that's easy for casuals to get behind, he just doesn't have everything else needed. He needs top notch charisma, mic skills, and most importantly a marketable look that fits the current times. I just don't see it with Ryback and he's 31, Cena will still be the top guy while he's in his prime. And even if he does become the top guy, he'll just be what Triple H was from 03-early 05. He'd be a placeholder.
Sheamus will not become the top face because he's the same age as Cena and not as charismatic or marketable as him. He's better off as a number two guy. And to be honest, I just don't see the WWE having a pale red headed Irish as the top face. Sheamus won't be the top face. Punk not being the top face is obvious. WWE would never make him top face even if he was the last resort.
Ambrose and Barrett are better suited as top heels not faces. Plus, doubt that either one of them would make a good top face. They are just natural heels.