In the modern era of professional wrestling, there are few wrestlers who can be considered true babyfaces. However, given the right push and accomplishments, a few can contend for this list in the future.
Kofi Kingston: With his high-flying style and trademark hair, Kofi is already a favorite of old and young fans alike. He has yet to gain a signature win or a world championship. The next five years could see Kofi rise to the main-event level, cementing a spot on this list.
Sin Cara: The masked luchador entered the WWE with much fanfare, and it ultimately backfired on him. His popularity did not waver, as Sin Cara masks are almost as prevalent as Rey Mysterio’s at most WWE events. Cara has already had an impostor, and seems poised to win a WWE Tag Team Championship before WrestleMania 29.
Zack Ryder: Despite a heel run as an “Edge Head,” Zack Ryder used the internet to become one of wrestling’s top babyfaces. He’s been bullied by much larger competitors (such as Kane) and lost his love interest to fellow face John Cena (who Eve was actually using Zack to get to). A serious main event push could land Zack on this list, but given the WWE’s treatment of this superstar, that push seems unlikely.
Now it’s your turn: Anyone surprise you? Who was left off he list?
Greg DeMarco is a wrestling fan of over 28 years and has also worked on the independent circuit as a promoter, announcer, character and booker. More of his work can be found at www.411Mania.com. Greg also hosts a weekly radio show found atwww.blogtalkradio.com/gregdemarco and streaming worldwide each weekend at www.vocnation.com.