It's no secret Roman Reigns is the unofficial heir apparent to John Cena's throne.
If all goes according to plan, in one or two years, it'll be Roman Reigns in neon riot gear drawing the ire of the very fans who currently support his rise.
By then, just a few title reigns will be all it takes for the Reality Era to make an enemy out of the current rising star.
"Why isn't Dean Ambrose in that spot? Reigns can't wrestle like him! What about Seth Rollins? Prince Devitt? Kevin Steen? Kenta? Dolph Ziggler?"
Yes, Ziggler will still be a subject of complaint on the Internet two years from now, but Reigns will be the anchor of the conversation.
Again, as long as all goes according to plan, he'll be the polarizing top babyface whose divided support will be an indication of his success.
Just like Cena.
But before he can get there, WWE need not rush his seemingly inevitable world title win. It's hasty booking that is the difference between a John Cena and a Ryback. A smooth, upward trajectory that presents obstacles to conquer en route to glory is what makes superheroes out of prospects.
Likely headed into his first singles match on pay-per-view, Reigns has a ways to go before he's truly ready to not only arrive in the main event but also stay there.