Antonio Cesaro is a part of WWE's bright future, a group of wrestlers who will eventually inherit the top rungs on the company ladder.
WWE fans too often look backward, nostalgia clouding their vision. The Steve Austin of 1999 is not coming through that door. With as many promising talents as there are on the main roster and NXT, fans should instead be gearing up for a new golden era.
Great in-ring showmen, compelling characters, warriors and acrobats all await their turn.
The Undertaker, Chris Jericho and The Rock will retire at some point. John Cena's body will wear down eventually. It will be then that the next generation of greats will have their chance to rise.
The following are the stars who will join WWE's elite, the major players of the future.