Originally Posted by TempestH
No it wasn't. They were called rookies and, until the debut of the Nexus, everyone believed only one of them would be bought up to the main roster and that one was Wade Barrett who, as well all know, debuted as a heel.
As for the issue of balance on the roster, I think WWE would do well to turn and establish as a long time face a few guys. The biggest issue is for them to find someone who can be universally over and
has the right look.
When you think about Hogan, Warrior, Stone Cold, The Rock they had the whole WWuniverse on their side. The all American hero, nutter from parts unknown, the blue collar boss hater and...whatever Dwayne brings (I never saw it myself). Now look at Cena and he's clean cut and family friendly but that doesn't resonate with some people (males over 20).
I don't know who would be right for now, CM Punk has been heel too often for the kids to get behind him, Daniel Bryan is a great face but he'll never be the poster boy, The Miz has a more marketable face (literally, not babyface) but will never be accepted by everyone.
Of the current roster I think Ziggler and Kingston have the best shot of taking the top face crown but I doubt WWE will ever manage either of them correctly to get them there. Ambrose and Reigns have 'IT' but until they have a face run it's hard to say whether thay can be 'the man'.