The first half of the year has come to a close, as has fiscal year 2012. WWE's landscape has suddenly changed with a new supporting cast for John Cena, who perennially carries the company.
Some new WWE Superstars and some old have elevated their game throughout 2013, even threatening to surpass John Cena as the WWE's most valuable Superstar.
WWE's business is on the precipice of heating up with its "fifth major" Money in the Bank pay-per-view leading into SummerSlam season. Chances are, superstars on this list will figure to be booked at the top of these respective cards.
Candidates will be full-time wrestlers (sorry, Rock). Match quality, booking and promos will be the chief selection criteria. Momentum in the past six months will help some stars more than others.