Ever since the rise of Hulkamania, there has always been one undeniable face of the company. For 80s, it was Hulk Hogan. For the early 90s, it was Bret Hart. For the late 90s, it was Stone Cold. For the Ruthless Aggression and PG Era it was Cena. And now for the Network Era, it will be Roman Reigns leading the charge. And rightfully so, because following the mold of previous main eventers, Roman Reigns has everything needed to be that guy. But just as there has always been one captain, there has been 2 people to play the alternatives for said captain. Hulk Hogan had Macho Man and The Ultimate Warrior. Bret Hart had HBK and The Undertaker. Stone Cold had Triple H and the Rock. John Cena had Edge and Orton in the Ruthless Aggression Era and Orton and Punk in the PG Era (he never really feuded with Edge after that). So now, with Roman looking to steer the ship, who will be his two helpers? As it's looking right now, Kevin Owens is positioned to be the role of the Network Era's dominant heel... a Roddy Piper or a WWF Circa Ric Flair... in the sense that he'll be important no doubt, but he won't be the face or one of the two alternate faces. And yes, Flair in the early WWF run was used in that very same vane. So while I'm sure Owens WILL have success, I don't think he'll be one of the top guys. So who is it that will help Reigns solidify this era? Could it be the first ever WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion at the same damn time, THE MAN Seth Rollins? Could this generation actually be headed by all three shield members? Could it be the ever growing popular Finn Balor currently utilizing his talents in NXT? Could Sami Zayn hop into the spot? Or could it be someone else? Baron Corbin? Apollo Crews? Neville? AJ Styles? Samoa Joe? A potentially signed Austin Aries (he IS currently a free agent)? An already seasoned vet, but highly underrated Alberto Del Rio? Or could it be an underdog from the previous era finally breaking into the Main Event, ala Edge in the Ruthless Aggression Era? I know a lot of people will brush this aside as a weird topic or a non-important topic but it's justifiably as important as finding out who's actually going to lead this generation. Why? Because when the WWE started to face their hardest times, and Hogan started to lose his freshness, they needed someone they could go to. So the first time, they went to Macho Man... very well deserved and highly entertaining. Formed one of the greatest teams of all time, the Mega Powers. And then at WrestleMania 6, they added the Ultimate Warrior to that mix, finally rounding off the top 3 stars to always go to... while teasing the waters with Bret and HBK to set them up for the future. In 2002, when only Triple H was there to hold down the fort as the final Attitude Era's top 3; they began to bring up John Cena but they also made sure to push Edge from a mid-card single's workhorse to a main event marquee name. And not only that, but they managed to have Randy Orton get groomed and mentored by HHH and Ric Flair, as well as giving him a program with the original Mr. WrestleMania in Hulk Hogan. They put him with the Undertaker, they put him with Kurt Angle. They did everything they could to make Orton ready to be the number 2 and Edge the number 3. And it worked. Because in the event of when something does go stale, you need an out... and WWE's had 2 outs for every generation. So now, with Reigns ready to lead the charge we need to see if we can find WWE's out. Personally, I believe that while Rollins will be a solid Number 3 option, I don't think he'll be the secondary option like Orton was to Cena. Instead, I see that spot going to Baron Corbin. Let's be honest, HHH has been protecting him since day one in NXT and it's been an amazing ride. He's put Corbin with the right people to get him ready. Samoa Joe? Coincidence? I think not. Sooner or later, the Lone Wolf will enter the main roster, and when he does you can bet that HHH will protect him the same way he's protected Charlotte thus far. He's going to give him a heater, a mouthpiece, and someone that can bring out the best in him. To be honest, I wouldn't be too shocked if they some how managed to convince Heyman to be that guy... or even JBL. Seth Rollins has proven he can be a solid go to guy... in essence the HHH from the Attitude Era. He'll draw money when he has to.. yes, HHH drew money; there was a time when Rock and Austin were BOTH gone and HHH had to lead the charge. He'll bring in views when he has to, and when people start to slouch on the product he'll bring in more interest when he has to... like the 3rd option in basketball, when the other two men are locked down then Rollins be wide open and take the shot... and just like in basketball when a SF launches that 3 pointer, it'll mostly go off without a single flaw. But those are who I see as the eventual 2nd and 3rd options. I may be off, who knows... but like I said, I don't see Baron being just an afterthought and I also don't see Rollins fading any time soon.