Whenever Dean Ambrose moves on from his feud with Kofi Kingston (he may already have), he is going to need another WWE superstar to feud with over the United States Championship.
But being that Ambrose and his faction, The Shield, have been booked so well so far, his next opponent can't be just anyone.
Whoever steps up to challenge Ambrose next will have to be someone with name value—someone who won't devalue his push or make him go from main-eventer to midcarder.
Although the US title doesn't have anywhere near the prestige that it once had, that can easily change now that Ambrose is holding it. That just depends on how the WWE portrays Ambrose as champion and who he feuds with.
So, which major stars will go after Ambrose's gold? Well, there's really no telling, but the WWE better make damn sure that whoever it is can rival the star power that Ambrose is building up for himself.
Here are five potential challengers for Dean Ambrose's United States Championship—challengers who are big enough names to ensure that the title is treated like more than just a secondary belt.