John Cena has been synonymous with WWE for the better part of the last decade. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Rock were the men in charge of being the face of the promotion until the early 2000s and their departure led to John Cena claiming that spot.
Even though he's been a polarising figure at best, Cena has seamlessly performed for WWE for the last 15 years and has given his hundred percent each time he has stepped into the ring.
However, in recent years, John Cena has transitioned into a part-time role. Although he will deny it in his promos, he has his eyes set on a successful Hollywood career. The day when he finally leaves WWE isn't far away and his successor will have big shoes to fill.
Roman Reigns' victory over John Cena at No Mercy 2017 and Cena's subsequent actions have led many to believe that the end is nigh for the Doctor of Thuganomics and that the passing of the torch has finally taken place. However, the Big Dog is still not accepted by a majority of the audience and the company should pinpoint someone else to step up.
With that being said, here are five young Superstars who have the potential to fill the John Cena sized void that is on the way.
#5 Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens debuted on the main roster in 2015 and defeated John Cena clean in his first ever main roster match. The Prizefighter has since held the Intercontinental Championship twice, the US Championship thrice and the Universal Championship. He has been a champion for approximately 50% of the total time he has spent on the main roster.
Kevin Owens is a gem on the mic and despite his size possesses unbelievable athletic ability which has resulted in him having fantastic matches with the likes of Ambrose, Rollins, Zayn and Reigns over the past two years.
WWE clearly loves Kevin Owens but has been at times inconsistent with his booking. During his Universal Championship reign, he was booked as a cowardly heel which wasn't appreciated by many.
If WWE decides to pull the trigger on Kevin Owens and push him to the top, he can certainly lead the company for years to come.