On Sunday night at TLC, World Wrestling Entertainment will crown the first Unified champion in 11 years when John Cena meets Randy Orton in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match.
Whomever wins that match will be faced with the task of meeting the challenge of one of the most stacked, talented rosters in WWE roster. A wealth of young Superstars make up the majority of the roster, but it is the experienced, decorated stars who are poised to become top contenders to the Unified Championship in the weeks and months that follow TLC.
Two are the most talented and skilled in-ring performers of their generation. One is a second-generation star who spent most of 2013 lugging his own championship gold across the country. The fourth is a former world heavyweight champion who is on the last legs of a Hall of Fame-worthy career.
Who are these Superstars, and what roles will they fill as contenders?
Find out after the jump.