Since capturing the WWE Championship from Alberto Del Rio at last month's Survivor Series event, CM Punk has regained prestige back into the belt that was so heavily damaged over the course of 2011. As of late, Punk has seemed to be an unstoppable force on Monday nights, overcoming the odds on numerous occasions.
With strong title defenses over the likes of The Miz, Alberto Del Rio, and Dolph Ziggler, Punk has been determined to bring forth change in the WWE as well the golden prize itself. It's been a while since the prestigious title has been relavant, and 2012 looks to be the year where the WWE Championship is finally battled over fresh competitors and matches.
However, with WrestleMania 28 quickly approaching, who will prove themselves worthy of a WWE Championship match against the Straightedge Superstar?
Also, keep in mind that the entire list is composed of Raw Superstars as that's where the belt lies. Nonetheless, who will be the one to eventually dethrone Punk as the golden champ atop the WWE?