This list isn't to be confused with superstars that aren't really on top of the platform quite yet, but are superstars who will possibly have WWE Championship roles in the future.
Who is going to be the next Miz? That is what this list is about. The Miz had a smaller role (tag team) before becoming WWE champion.
These are 10 superstars who could be the next Miz.
Jinder Mahal made his WWE debut this year. He and The Great Khali have formed a powerful alliance.
Mahal's power is his key attribute. He's got one of the largest superstars by his side, which will help in his future success.
A.J. is a gritty, athletic WWE DIVA. She is a competitor who shows up for every single match.
She is a high-flying future DIVA's champion who will hold the title more than once in her career. She may be a newer superstar, but people will remember her name.
The son of Mr. Perfect, Michael McGillicutty wants to make a name for himself rather than be known as the son.
He has all the in-ring tools to be a superstar in the WWE. His mic skills aren't so great, but that hasn't neccesarily been a "must need" for a superstar.
It helps to have mic skills, but it is OK (for now) if he lacks in that area.
I have always believed that Justin Gabriel had "star" written all over him ever since he debuted.
Gabriel doesn't have mic skills whatsoever, however, he is very talented.
His move-set is pretty solid with a great finisher. Mic skills are just about the only think keeping him away from being more of a star in the WWE.
Mason Ryan reminds everybody of Batista, and justifiably so. His body type, style and appearance all remind you of the "Animal."
If he lives up to the Batista mold, he could breakout in a big way. Is he the next Batista? I don't know. I thought more highly of him when he first splashed onto the WWE scene, but I still have high hopes.
I'm not sure how big of a superstar Sin Cara could become, but is he the next Rey Mysterio Jr.?
That would be his ceiling in my mind, and that ceiling is pretty high.
His size could be a problem, especially contending for major championships. Can he speak English very well? I don't know.
He had a lot of hype surrounding him before coming into the WWE. So far, he has lived up to the hype with his in-ring ability.
Zack Ryder is a loudmouth, we've known that for a while now. He is, however, a talented superstar in the ring.
He comes from the IWC, where he was the Tom Brady of the company. His mic-skills and in-ring skills are plenty good enough to be a great superstar in the WWE.
This guy has a gift, a gift that should be rewarded.
Alex Riley could be the next breakout WWE superstar. He describes himself as a "rare breed."
He is a charismatic superstar who will do anything to be a winner. He continues to be a better overall superstar, both in the ring and on the mic.
Riley was playing second fiddle to the Miz, but he is now looking for his chance for greatness in the WWE.
Drew McIntyre is the chosen one by Vince McMahon. He has experienced success thus far in his WWE career, but the best is yet to come for this future star.
His move-set and mic-skills are both pretty solid. A former heavyweight champion of the Florida Championship Wrestling, McIntyre's wrestling background has been consistent since moving to America.
Cody Rhodes has everything needed to be a superstar in the WWE. His genes are rich with former WWE superstars, or legends in some people's mind.
He comes from a group (Legacy) that superstars were the leaders of. He is pretty talented on the mic, and can show an impressive move-set in the ring.
Why hasn't anything stuck yet?
His WWE role has been smaller than you may have originally thought. I think that his role will increase by 2012.