WWE: Is The Future As Bleak As It Seems?

Patrick HallContributor IApril 25, 2009

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  World Heavyweight Champion Edge walks to the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)

Hello, readers.

This is my first article so don't be too harsh on me. I've been reading the B/R for a while now, and I rather enjoy reading some great articles by some very talented writers.

I've been watching wrestling since 2002, but I used to rent all kinds of home videos from the attitude era.

WWE has been in a bad way for quite a while. Two of the biggest wrestling names ever quit to go into the movie business (Stone Cold & The Rock), and three more talents may be retiring in 2010 (Kane, Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels).

What does that leave us with? John Cena? Sorry, but the Rock, Austin, & Hogan never got booed like he does.

Batista? No, just no. There are only a handful of people that I think will carry the WWE unscathed.

Chris Jericho—Formerly know as "Y2J," Chris Jericho has been called the Shawn Michaels of the 2000s, and with his awesome mic skills and uncharted charisma, I think he'll be around for anywhere between five to 10 more years. Hopefully, he'll turn face soon...I miss Y2J.

Edge—The "Rated R Superstar" has climbed the ladder (literally) and became an eight-time champion, and now that Vickie is GM of RAW, he'll be able to shine properly.

Randy Orton—The General of the new generation. We all just eagerly anticipate when the Age of Orton will resume.

Jack Swagger—The current ECW champion became an ECW main eventer within four months of his debut. He had a great match with John Cena on RAW a few weeks ago, which proves my theory that John Cena can have a great match if he has a good opponent.

Honorable mentions: CM Punk, Legacy, and Evan Bourne (has anyone else noticed his name rhymes with Kevin Thorn?)