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Join Date: May 2007
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Re: Backstage Talk About WWE Grooming Top New Guy
I'm slightly shocked by the amount of support for A-Ry in this thread, personally I see little potential in him, he's just a stereotypical developmental guy, the kind that WWE plough resources into but rarely yield any results (Cena and possibly Batista being the exceptions to the rule).
Punk can never be the 'top' guy because he is so much more comfortable as a heel. As a face Bryan could be an underdog success story like Eddie Guerrero, but I think that would be his limit.
I actually have no idea who can fill the role, and it is often the case that the 'top spot' is pretty unpredictable. I doubt very much that anybody would have picked The Ringmaster or Rocky Maivia to have reached the levels they did.
Rollins maybe? Ticks a lot of the boxes. Pac would certainly get a lot of attention with his in-ring style but is he 'too small'? Lot of good things being said about Adam Mercer, but can he live up to the hype? On the current roster? I am struggling, there are a lot of guys who fit the mould much better as a heel that I can't imagine them in a 'top face' role (Ziggler, Rhodes, Sandow for example).
"Act 1 and Act 2: they don't mean nothing...the only thing that matters....everyone remembers....... Act 3" - The Rock @ Wrestlemania 19