Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer
Following John Cena's public divorce and recent injuries, there has been more talk backstage about finding the next "top guy" for WWE, someone that Cena could pass the torch to.
The general feeling is that the next guy should be in his mid-20s right now. CM Punk is 33, a heel and also doesn't have the look WWE wants for the top guy
Sheamus has the look and is liked by the "right people," but he is 35, the same age as Cena right now.
As reported some time back, many believe whoever is picked as the next "top guy" will be the last hand picked star by Vince McMahon.