In today's WWE, there are a number of excellent babyfaces, such as John Cena, Daniel Bryan, the newly turned Shield, Sheamus, Big Show and even Dolph Ziggler. There are not, however, an abundance of truly great heels. Sure, Randy Orton and Batista are main event stars but they have seemingly become henchmen for Triple, who himself is only a part-time in-ring worker. The Wyatt Family is stellar and Alberto Del Rio is a great worker with no real character. This opens up an opportunity for Rusev to rapidly ascend up the card and join the ranks of the best heels in wrestling. With Lana by his side and the ability to destroy the babyfaces in his way, Rusev could easily become a top heel, the indestructible force that could earn his way to a high profile program with a marquee babyface such as Bryan or Cena. There is a big opening and it is his for the taking...if he can prove that he can perform up to that level of competition.
Erik Beaston is a freelance pro wrestling writer who likes long walks in the park, dandelions and has not quite figured out that this introduction is not for Match.com. He resides in Parts Unknown, where he hosts weekly cookouts with Kane, The Ultimate Warrior, Papa Shango and The Boogeyman. Be jealous.