John Cena’s immediate in-ring future with the WWE is in question right now, as his Hollywood stock increases, it seems as if we’ll be seeing less of him as we move forward.
It was speculated that he’d be competing at WrestleMania 33 next year, where he could capture his 16th world title or even battle The Undertaker.
Those plans are lingering onas he’s set to take more time off than originally scheduled, as he’s now also not being advertised for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, the final event before WrestleMania 33.
Besides his ventures from out side the WWE its about time that some one replaces him as the poster boy of WWE and the company has a handful of talent that they can be build as the next Cena.
Here are the four in the best position to do just that.
The advantage Finn Balor has is that he was already a massive name before coming to the WWE, and he built on that on NXT by becoming the face of the brand, and it comes as no surprise why there was so much excitement when he was finally called up.
It’s clear the company sees a lot of value in him; he had a brilliant start to life on Monday Night Raw by capturing the Universal Championship, and they wouldn’t pull the trigger like that on any ordinary star.
The fans love him and are behind him every time he’s in the ring because he’s unique and his demon gimmick just adds to the novelty to his character which means he can shift a tonne of merchandise and make the company a lot of money, just like Cena does.
AJ Styles is perhaps already the next Cena based on the work he has been doing on SmackDown Live.
Despite being a massive heel on paper, he’s cheered on a weekly basis, and it’s because the fans appreciate how talented he is.
He generates a reaction better than anybody in the WWE, and although he’s almost 40-years-old, he’s shown no signs of slowing down and has proven he’s somebody the company can rely on when it comes to putting on a fantastic match and being involved in big storylines.
He’s another the WWE can make a lot of money from as they continually release a lot of merchandise for him, and it’s no surprise that most of it manages to sell-out.
Seth Rollins seems like the ideal star that WWE will rely on when it comes to replacing Cena.
There’s very little Rollins can’t do. He’s one of the best wrestlers, he can talk, he’s proven he can handle himself when he’s booed and takes the cheers in his stride, while he also boasts a look the WWE will want to represent their brand like Cena has for so many years.
There’s a reason why Rollins was the number one pick in the WWE draft.
They know he’s the future of their company and will remain a mainstay in the main event picture for perhaps all of his career as he goes on his way to becoming an all-time great, and the company has enough time to build him to that level.
Shinsuke Nakamura, the King of strong style is an universally admired wrestler who just oozes charisma every time the camera is on him, so it comes as no surprise Triple H wants NXT built around him.
Merchandise sales aren’t even an issue for someone of his magnitude, especially when you consider how big the Japanese market is, and how many more items he shifts all over the world.
While fans sing “John Cena sucks” along to his theme, they also sing along with Nakamura’s theme – and it doesn’t even feature any words, they just want to be a part of the whole unique spectacle he brings with him.