For a number of years now, the same stars are seemingly always involved in world championship feuds; John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus, to name but a few. Don't get me wrong, these guys have earned their spot at the top, but there is a distinct lack of competition for the top titles.
One of the main problems levelled at the WWE by fans is the company's failure to create new stars, which is why the same main-event rivalries are constantly being rehashed.
More comfortable relying on big names from the past like The Rock and Brock Lesnar, Vince McMahon at times seems reluctant, verging on unwilling, to establish the next generation of top stars.
That being said, progress has definitely been made in the last 18 months and a number of new stars have debuted whilst also receiving solid pushes in the process, something that will be examined in the following slides.
This article will look at some of the names contracted to the WWE who, with the right support from those backstage, can establish themselves as main-event level superstars in the years to come.
Note: The list contains stars who either haven't debuted yet or have yet to receive a sustained push at the top of the card. Rankings are based on both long and short-term potential, in-ring talent, personality and promo skills.