Braun Strowman has been trying to hold the spot as the top babyface on WWE Raw for some time now. Even though he was turned heel for just over a month to face-off against Roman Reigns, The Big Dog’s departure quickly led to the creative turning him face once again.
Since Raw was struggling with top-level heels, with Kevin Owens the latest victim of injury, they decided to turn Bobby Lashley heel as well, and now have quite a few top-level heels working on the brand. On the other hand, Raw is only left with Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman as top babyfaces on the brand, with Elias slowly joining them.
The November 19 episode of Raw saw Braun Strowman suffer an injury at the hands of Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, and Bobby Lashley. Even though the injury may only be kayfabe, it could result in him missing a few episodes of Raw to build on the storyline.
With that said, Raw is now in dire need of a couple of baby faces, and at least one man at the top to hold things together on Raw with Seth Rollins while he battles his former Shield brother.
Lets take a look at three men who have the potential and the talent to serve as replacements for Braun Strowman as the face of Raw.
#3 Finn Balor
One of the most obvious choices is Finn Balor. He is both a crowd favourite, and one of the best wrestlers in the business today.
Even though Balor is a smaller than average wrestler, his underdog persona coupled with his lethal moves has ensured that he’s beaten every wrestler who he has come across. Along with that, he has the heart of a lion, and has taken some extreme bumps to increase the value of matches.
Balor has already feuded with top heels such as Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley for a while, and has also crossed paths with Drew McIntyre on a few occasions, which hasn’t worked out too well for him.
Being an underdog and a crowd favourite could help increase his value as the top babyface, and the former Universal Champion does deserve a push up the roster. This could be his ticket to reach the top.