For all the criticism they get for always pushing John Cena, forcing a returning Batista onto us, and the unjust release of Curt Hawkins that caused riots in the street (yes, only one street) the WWE has done one thing in particular well these last few months. The WWE has managed to let two heels develop and gain a following. These two men are Bray Wyatt and Cesaro. Two vastly differently wrestlers in every aspect from the mic work to how they look with their shirt off, they are top heels in the company yet to win a WWE Title.
Both Wyatt and Cesaro will be competing at the Money in the Bank Pay Per View in the ladder match for the title. It may not be time for them to win quite yet however the clock is ticking and the new era of champions which will include these two men is incredibly near.
The case for Wyatt to win the title first is simple in the fact that he has already dueled with the top faces in the company including a match at Wrestlemania with Cena. Anything other than going after the title would be a step back for him at this point.
Unfortunately Wyatt may instead end up in a feud with Sheamus for the much less prestigious United States Championship. If that were the direction Wyatt was to head toward it would not be a good one. A win means he’s stuck in the mid-card. A loss means he’s stuck there and a little bit weaker.
Wyatt deserves the WWE Title because the fans want it. Few heels could ever get fans clapping along to their entrance and this is exactly what Wyatt has done. Now let’s give some of the credit to Mark Crozer, the man who performs Wyatt’s entrance theme for making it so catchy.
Meanwhile Cesaro has spent a much longer time in the mid-card and has already beaten just about everyone he can on that level. His Battle Royale win at Wrestlemania was nice, but really achieved nothing other than his feud with former tag team partner Jack Swagger.
Cesaro is beyond that now. He’s a Paul Heyman guy. As Heyman would tell you, he expects the best from his clients. Cesaro winning the WWE Title makes sense because he too is becoming a fan favorite despite playing the villain. He’s done it without talking much too, letting his wrestling do most of the work. Sound familiar? This is how Daniel Bryan originally gained a following. As both are former wrestlers from Ring of Honor, it appears to be a theme. While he may not achieve the same level of success Bryan has, it’s certainly worth the risk.
Fans are hungry for new faces at the top of the company. These two along with guys like Roman Reigns taking over as main eventers will help make for a much smoother transition once the current crop at the top retire.