Hey guys and gals, I am back.
On many occasions we guys have come up with articles and slide shows about who we see as the future top dogs of this business.
Well, even I wanted to on many occasions but always someone beat me to it.
So rather than just doing that I am presenting to you “MY” list of future World Champions, “but” this show also includes as to how, “I” would vault them to the main event scene if I were Vince.
That’s right, the best way possible to push them successfully.
One more thing I would like to add, is that I originally did not plan on a slideshow but thanks to the “friendly and kind” backlash I got for my previous long article, I converted this into a slide show,
So, please bear with me, if you are not fans of the slide shows.
So hear we go fellas, hope you enjoy it!
Here we go -
At No. 10 is the "Franchise Playa”, MVP.
We all know how talented this guy is.
I mean he has got in ring talent, is very good on the Mic. and more importantly is over enough with a crowd both as a face and as a heel and above all he has tons of charisma at his disposal.
Hence, his inclusion is indeed obvious.
He has won The US Titles 2 times and the Tag Team Title once.
With all that said, he is indeed “My” future candidate for a top star in the WWE.
The reason why I ranked him at No.10 is because at 36, his future looks somehow bleak. With the WWE looking to push new and young stars, he is someone who might just stay a “mid-carder” for life.
The chances of him making it big, are very less, so even though he looks to be the future of the company, but the age factor goes against him.
Now, for my plan to push him to the top: Turn him heel and have him feud with Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Kane.
Why This Should Happen: MVP is better as a heel and also even though as a face he is generating a lot of pops from the crowd, I for one feel that he is getting stale as a face and is not standing out amongst the other guys, the way he should.
So the best thing to do, is to make him the same guy who debuted in 2006 and fought with the fan favorites.
After fighting a few “loved” fan favorites, he will generate tons of heat and will start to stand out amongst the other guys on SD and will become some kind of “hot property.”
Once they do that, maybe he can take on some one like Christian (who hopefully will be WHC by then) and once he gets in a hot rivalry with him, his opportunity to shine will arrive and he will finally get what he deserves, i.e. a run with the title at least.
At No. 9 is the “High Flying” Kofi Kingston.
Kofi is an obvious choice in the list of future main eventers.
The reason he made it to my list is because of his pretty great and high flying move set, nice aerial maneuvers and interesting move set and above all the high amount of cheer he generates from the crowd.
He is the current IC Champ and has won it on one more occasion and is also a One Time US and Tag Team Champion.
The reason why he is low in my list is because he is not good on the Mic. and also is just a sugar-coated face and that’s it.
Even though he is one of the top guys of SD at the moment, but his inability to show some personality of his own and getting very less of time to talk and interact with the fans is a factor that goes against him.
Not only this, but the fact that his earlier push was derailed because of Randy’s in acceptance of him as a top guy may go against him as the opinion of guys like Orton, Cena and Trips makes a lot of difference.
So he is at No. 9 in my list.
Now for my idea to push him to the top: The best thing possible is to put him in a feud with CM Punk and then allow his character to develop to the fullest.
Why Should It Happen: The reason I want him to feud with Punk is because, their in-ring work is going to merge really well and also Punk is someone who can make any face look good because Punk is very talented himself.
Not only this but, getting in a feud with Punk will include a lot of talking and this will allow him to develop his Mic skills as well.
So this to me is the best way to allow him to develop and once his rivalry with Punk comes to an end, maybe he can get an array of wins against Swagger and that will be good enough to make his push seem justifiable and he will be pushed to the top and make a World Champion out of him.
At No. 8 is “The Chosen One,” Drew McIntyre.
Drew, even though hated by many, has made a huge impact on SD ever since he debuted and to be honest and even though I hate to say this but for one does stand out amongst the other guys.
He was won the IC Title on more than one occasion and has tackled the likes of guys like Kane and Matt Hardy as well.
Hence, due to his impressive in-ring work and decent move set coupled along with his ability to draw good heat from the crowd and sound like a “proud, cocky heel” makes him a sure shot future of this company.
However there is a reason for putting him so below as well, the reason is that even though he is drawing a good amount of heat but it is not the type of heat which guys like Punk or The Miz generate.
This is probably because of the way his matches are being booked, I mean ending mostly via DQ’s and double count out’s and making him kick or beat down his opponent before the match is not doing good for him.
He needs to generate more of actual heat wherein people boo him but also respect him and won’t mind seeing him as a champion.
What is My Plan To Elevate Him To The Top-The best way is to have him be over enough to be pushed is by having him in a rivalry with a top face like, I mean maybe with Matt itself when “hopefully” a fit Hardy returns and let them have a rivalry where in both of these guys win at successive PPV’s.
Then after that maybe put him in a feud with some one like Christian because CC himself is a respected star and once he defeats them, he surely will be over enough to be a top star.
Why should it be done-The reason why I want this to happen is because, I want him to lose as well so that he is actually considered a normal superstar and not some one who cries after getting beaten.
Also, by allowing him to win cleanly, he will help him to generate actual heat and will help him earn the respect from the crowd.
I am not saying that we push him to the top now, but start developing him for the future so that when in 1-2 years time, his chance comes, he is ready and over enough to make a successful champ and not a flop show.
At No. 7 is “Mr. Ziggles,” Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph is one man who deserved to be way higher on this list but alas because of not being managed well, he has not been utilized in the way he should have been.
His impressive and praise worthy in ring work, pretty good mic work and his tendency to the crowd “hate to love” him makes him a sure shot future top star of this company.
However, like many other guys on this list, the lack of a feud has went against him and hence he has dropped down in my list.
What Is The Way Out-The one thing I want for him is to get in a feud with Rey Mysterio, get himself a valet and then after that become the next IC Champ.
Why Should It Be Done-The reason I want this to happen is that the Rey-Ziggler feud was cut short last year when Rey was suspended, not only this but also this feud has tons of potential and Drew was getting pushed really well back then.
So this feud is perfect to both elevate him to the top and make the crowd realize as to how big a talent he is and how big an asset he can be in the future.
The reason why I want him to have a valet is that, valets can always act like the difference makers and when the allow the guys to cheat and win and afterward ambush the opponent, then it helps to draw more heat.
So giving him a valet will be a great idea, my pick would be Layla though, I know she is involved but she is the best I can think of from SD.
Once he comes out on top in a feud with Rey, then he surely can be in line for the IC Title which he deserved a while ago as well.
With that done, Ziggler will be over enough to climb the ladder of mainstream success.
At no.6 we have “Priceless” Ted DiBiase.
Ted has been in this business for quits some while now and has been pretty impressive.
He has been tag team champions before with Cody Rhodes, was a part of the controversial Legacy and is the current holder of The Million Dollar Belt.
The reason why he is on this list is because, he as a young talent has shown a lot of promise, his in ring-work keeps getting better and better, his Mic. work has never been a problem and thanks to his involvement with Randy, he is over enough a heel as well.
But there is a reason that, he is at no.6 and the reason is the lack of success as a singles competitor, Yeah that’s true, he needs more exposure as a singles talent as well.
The leader if a stable should have a reputation of his own as a singles competitor as well before he is allowed to run a stable.
Due to his involvement mostly in tag team matches in the past, he needs to prove himself first at that as well.
What is my way out-The best way, I can think of this time to elevate him as a good singles worker is by putting him in a feud with none other than someone like Triple-H when he returns.
I know many might not agree here but hear me out-
Why should it be done-The point is that we want him earn a reputation as a singles worker so why not involve him with someone he already has some sort of an history with,
Not only this but Trips is someone, whom people of all age groups love, so a well, hard fought, bloody victory against The Game will do him whole lot of good
I mean Trips is going to be away from the main scene for some while now and when he returns he will need some time to merge back, so why not merge him back with someone who won’t make Trips look sort of out of practice and side by side develop him as well.
The way Trips helped put over Sheamus, which at one point seemed impossible bears testimony to the fact that Trips can help put guys over
A win over the “King Fish” well justify Ted’s stable and then it will be just a matter of time when he gets called up to the main event scene.
At no.5 we have the son of the “American Dream”, Cody Rhodes
Rhodes too like Ted has done more of tag team action rather than singles matches in his career so far.
But his great in-ring skills, above par Mic. skills and the ability to make the crowd both boo and have respect for him has put him in my list of future top draws of the business.
Hence his position is this show of mine is justified.
However the mo.6 position is still low for Cody Rhodes, the reason why he is below half of them is because ever since he left The Legacy, he has not been involved in any feud as yet, and that is killing his climb to the top.
Ever since he got drafted to SD, he had two great matches back to back and earned tons of respect from more fans, not only this but also it was mainly due to this that I put him over Ted and Ziggler.
What Is My Plan To Elevate Him-The best possible thing to do, is to obviously involve him in a feud. With Christian and give him a new gimmick
Now, I that I already booked CC some where else but then I am only giving an opinion.
Why should it be done-The reason I want this to happen is that, Cody already had a good match with Christian on SD and did a fantastic job.
Now, Chrsitian is someone who has tons of charisma but he is not some one like Randy or Edge whose “heelish” presence can dampen him.
The point is to both perform well and stand out as a different member in the SD roster.
So by involving him in a feud with CC, this can both be a leaning curve for him and a chance to be the best because he will be facing someone like Chrsitian who surely is one of the greatest in ring workers.
So a learning curve sort of feud will work.
The reason, why I want him to get in a gimmick is because it’s important to show personality so a gimmick is necessary and also we want him to be a strand out performer so giving him a heel gimmick, maybe of anti gimmick to his dad might do the trick
At no.4 we have "The Guru of Greatness", John Morrison. Ever since he got drafted to SD last year, he has inching closer and closer towards the top prize time and again. The OMG love the crowd has for him, along with his great in-ring antics and the personality to be a top a star has kept him at my list at no.4. He has won the Tag Team Title, The IC Title and was also the ECW Champion but still something is keeping him from reaching to the top of the food chain. One of them is Mic. his skills, which need polishing, and improvement and other being the lack of a storyline feud. What Is The Way Out-The best, and I mean the best thing possible is to have him get in a feud with Edge, a grueling, hard fought victory over Edge, can push him to the limits and can sure as hell put him in line for the next to take away the gold. Why should it be done-It’s simple, he needs a feud where in he needs to come out on top against a big guy so as to prove his worth to one and all that he is indeed here to stay. Edge is the perfect choice as, his heelish and “couldn’t care less about others” antics will clash really well along with Morrison’s public friendly, persona. This can also provide for many back and forth’s on the Mic. between the both of them and hence can help him improve his talking skills as well. Also, this allows him to fight with someone who has been a top star himself so that will help to teach him, as to how does a top guy handle the spotlight and how does he carry himself in front of the capacity crowd.
At no.3 we have the “The Awesome One”, The Miz
Ever since The Miz, returned after being (storyline) fired, he has been climbing the ladder of success at a very fast rate.
His constantly developing and improving in ring skills along with this “AWESOMEE!!!” Mic. Work and the ability to draw great amount of both respect and heat at the same time has made him no.3 in my list.
Miz, is currently sitting in a great position to be the future of this business, I mean the crowd though boos him but still love to echo his voice when he comes to the ring, just proves that how over the crowd he is at the moment
Just the one thing which I feel should not happen is him being involved in tag team feuds rather than singles competition of late.
All it does is that, it makes people think of him more as a tag team player than a singles player.
So, my opinion is to put him in a rivalry with a top guy.
What is the way out-Have him stop tagging with Jericho and keep him away from the tag team title scene, and just put him in a feud with The Viper, Randy Orton.
Why should it be done-It’s simple, Muz just needs to get back into the singles scene, so all he needs to do is to depict himself as a guy who deserves to be at the top, and prove himself against someone who is “insanely” over with the crowd.
I know that many guys might not agree, here but then all you want to do is to just sort of bring him back into the singles scene and having him even “perform well” against Orton will be good enough to announce his return to the singles division.
Once, he has a good rivalry with a few top face guys like Orton, Trips etc, where in he comes out with flying colors, he will be developed enough to be pushed for the top prize.
Well the reason why I put two guy at no. is because according to me both are almost at the same level.
It's like If Swagger is at 2 then Sheamus is at 2.5.
I won't change much about Sheamus or Swagger though, the WWE is handling them well
About Sheamus, all I want is that when he beats Cena, he beats him cleanly so that the heat he generates is actual heat and not the one type of heat he generated earlier
About Swagger, he is doing a good job, but all I would do is beat the opponents cleanly so that his push is justified and also making him win via count out's and DQ's won't push him the way we want to.
I would however have Swagger make his bragging promo more interesting though and have him build some sort of a gimmick on it so that it becomes interesting and not bore people to death
At no.1 is The Leader of The SES:CM PUNK
Punk without a shout of a doubt is the WWE’s, real savior for the future.
His in ring skills, Mic. skills, Heat he generates from the crowd is just amazing and that makes him a true star and rightly so the.no.1 FUTURE TOP SHOT
Now, he does not lack anything so I got nothing to say about that.
But, all I want is for him to be the WHC some time in this year, probably around December, so that he and Christian can wrestle in a dream yet amazing feud for the title.
The best would be to see the all the members of the SES have a title.
That’s all folks, these are my top 10 future top shots who will run with the torch and keep the WWE a top corporation it is when a few legends decide to retire, decide to stay away from the main event seen.
I hope you liked, it!
So what do you guys think? Are my choices correct? Is my management right? Do tell me!
As usual, any comments whether positive or negative will be accepted so please do comment and tell me as to what do you think