John Cena, CM Punk and Randy Orton. These are the three biggest names in WWE today, and really the only ones the company would have any faith in headlining a pay-per-view.
While those three have incredible amounts of talent, there is only so much mileage that the company can get out of putting those three in the ring together before the fans start beating their heads against the wall—just banging for something new.
One of the most common complaints among analysts of WWE today is the severe lack of depth on the roster and dearth at the top with main eventers.
In the past, WWE always had a system set up where older main-event stars would be used to make new ones. Over the last seven years or so, the company has gotten away from that, instead hoping to rely on the usual status quo.
Since we aren't in the creative meetings each day, we don't know what exactly Vince McMahon and company have planned to fix the roster, but it is not impossible to fix the current talent problem, if WWE gives wrestlers the chance.
Here are the superstars that we believe have the highest probability to join that elite class of performers on the WWE roster.