Top 12 Future WWE Stars
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With the departure of Shawn Michaels, and many other old wrestlers, and the coming up retirements of greats like Undertaker, Triple H, and many more in WWE, we've seen many promising young stars who would soon make way into the main event scene.
I've put together a slide show acknowledging personally who I think would end up becoming the next Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, etc.
12. Cryme Tyme
With the recent break of Cryme Tyme this past Friday Night Smackdown, anyone of these partners can either make their way to the top, or find themselves at the end of the road, and possibly end up as a jobber or fired.
Shad has a big and tall figure which WWE loves in a wrestler, while his wrestling abilities are very limited. JTG, on the other hand, has extraordinary wrestling skills, while his height may be the reason for his departure from WWE.
11. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler is arguably one of the most talented wrestlers on the Smackdown brand, and in WWE. This young man made his debut in WWE as a member of an all male cheerleading group, Spirit Squad.
Even though he was screwed out of becoming a future Intercontinental Champion, his new arrogant gimmick and his superstar look is guaranteed for him to become a future WWE Champion.
10. Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston made his break into the WWE on the ECW brand in 2007, amazing the ECW crowd with a variety of different high flying moves. He even maintained an undefeated streak in ECW. His switch to RAW brought him instant fame and overtness when he defeated Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Champion, won the World Tag Team Champions with then World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, and was involved in a feud with one of WWE's top stars, Randy Orton.
With Kofi Kingston's work ethic, and his way to put the crowd over, he can become a top main event star on more preferably the Smackdown brand and become World Heavyweight Champion.
9. John Morrison
The Shaman of Sexy and The Friday Night Delight comes in at No. 9 (yes, a lot of people will disagree).
John Morrison has incredible wrestling skills and for a slightly tall wrestler has pretty much a high flying move set.
He made his break in the WWE by winning the Tag Team gold with partners Joey Mercury and The Miz, becoming ECW champion, and also holding the Intercontinental Champion twice.
Only thing that's keeping this young cat back is his mic skills. We've seen him do decent jobs while being a heel, but while being a face we've seen a young nervous WWE star talking on the mic, not feeling comfortable.
Yes, coming in at No. 8, the wrestler who's been shoved down our throat by WWE, Sheamus.
Don't get me wrong, Sheamus is a pretty decent wrestler, put his push at the main event scene and even more his win of beating The Superman John Cena was all too soon for me.
His push should have been somewhat slow-paced so many of the "WWE Universe" can really see what this guy is made of.
Over the past weeks after losing the WWE Championship, we've seen a rushed Sheamus finally start gaining some real heat, by using his mic skills, attacking some of WWE's top stars, and demolishing his opponents in the ring.
More championships are soon to come Sheamus' way.
7. Jack Swagger
Its Mr. Swagger himself coming in at No. 7. Over the months Jack Swagger has well improved on his skills inside the ring, and is continuing his pursuit of becoming a top heel in WWE. He has been involved in a great feud with MVP, that he eventually lost.
But at Wrestlemania 26, Jack Swagger got his biggest break in the WWE by overcoming nine other WWE superstars to surprisingly win the World Heavyweight Championship.
He cashed in his opportunity to beat future WWE Hall of Famer and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho. There will be plenty more championships coming Swagger's way.
6. Drew McIntyre
With the likings of Vince McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H, this young star has the potential to become a powerful superstar. His look gives off too much of a Triple H resemblance, which can be a reason for his success to come in years.
He has made an instant impact in the WWE, by having short but well booked feuds against John Morrison, Kane, R-Truth, and others to go on to become your still reigning WWE Intercontinental Champion.
5. Cody Rhodes
The son of Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and brother of Goldust came into the WWE under the wing of then top heel in the WWE, Randy Orton.
Although he is small in size compared to his partner Ted Dibiase, and Randy Orton, we've seen Cody put on great matches and also work the mic better than Ted on numerous occasions.
When Ted and Cody decide to split we can see each go on separate brands and win their top titles there. Cody is destined to be a future champion.
4. Ted DiBiase Jr.
The son of Hall of Famer Ted Dibiase Sr., Ted has shown good wrestling skills, average mic skills, and an impressive star look.
Under the wings of Randy Orton, such as his partner Cody Rhodes, these two entered the WWE already into the main event scene feuding with future legends Shawn Michaels and Triple H, and also becoming two-time Tag champs.
With the recent injury of Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase looks to take over the role of being top heel that Randy Orton once played.
With Cody no longer by his side, can Ted swim with the sharks (John Cena, Batista, Triple H) on RAW and prove he's WWE brightest young star? Or will he got lost in the tank with all the other fish (MVP, Chavo Guerrero, etc.)?
3. Randy Orton
There's not much you can say about Randy Orton and what more is there for him to accomplish? Like his proteges Cody and Ted, Randy Orton came under wrestling legend Ric Flair, and WWE's biggest heel at the time, Triple H.
After months of improving and showing he's got what it takes to be in the WWE, Randy went on to defeat Triple H's rival Chris Beniot for the World Heavyweight Champion to become the youngest ever to hold the belt.
At 30-years-old, Randy Orton has become a World Heavyweight Champion, five-time WWE Champion, World Tag Team Champion, Intercontinental Champion, 2009 Royal Rumble winner, and the 17th Triple Crown Champion.
Only at age 30, Orton has more championships falling under his name.
2. CM Punk
CM Punk was doubted by many critics on how well he would do in the WWE. He currently uses a unique gimmick of being straight edge to either make the crowd boo or cheer him depending on his alignment, face or heel.
With being in WWE for no more than five years, Punk has accomplished what wrestlers for 14 years have yet to accomplish in the WWE. He is currently the most hated man in the wrestling world, and plays a pretty darn good heel whether you hate him or like him.
Only being age 31, CM Punk has become the ECW Champion, World Tag Team Champion, two-time Mr. Money In The Bank, Intercontinental Champion, and a three-time World Heavyweight Champion.
With his success of the Straight Edge Society, wrestling skills, and incredible work on the mic your savior CM Punk has many more WWE title runs coming.
1. The Miz
Many will disagree, but believe it or not, The Miz is one of the fastest improving wrestlers in the WWE today.
Like many others such as Sheamus, he's not getting the title thrown at him right away, but he started from the bottom and is slowly making his way to the top of the WWE food chain.
The Miz has extraordinary mic skills that only a few, such as Chris Jericho and CM Punk to name a few, has that makes the fans hate him but love to chant he's AWESOME!
So far, he's held a few titles and been involved in exceptional matches including his bout with John Cena.
Each week The Miz seems to get better in the ring and always finds a new way for the fans to hate him. In about two years, The Miz will be WWE's next Chris Jericho.
Other Notable Mentions
20. Chris Masters
19. Zack Ryder
18. Tyson Kidd
17. Ezekiel Jackson
16. Yoshi Tatsu
15. Evan Bourne
14. Shelton Benjamin