With a new decade on the way and an influx of new generational talent taking hold, it seems there are dozens of plausible competitors ready to take over in 2020.
From monster heels to go away heels and babyface losers to babyface warriors, 2020 will be the time for development, a time for promoters to start taking gambles on young talents trying to break out of hell.
Here, let’s take a look at ten wrestlers likely to get their first world championships in their currents promotions in the year to come.
Based on WWE’s track record with the Bulgarian Beast, it seems unlikely. However, Rusev’s trash TV plotline with Bobby Lashley and Lana has recaptured the audience support Rusev enjoyed during his tandem with Aiden English last year. Considering the amount of airtime given to this tale of infidelity and its consistently high viewing numbers on WWE’s YouTube channel, it’s safe to say WWE currently holds a vested interest in all three parties involved.
Assuming Rusev finally conquers Lashley and silences his wife turned nemesis, he will be in a good position to move on as a popular babyface act on a show where heels currently dominate. With that in mind, Rusev may very well be a dark horse candidate for Brock Lesnar’s yearly Raw World Title WrestleMania challenger, meaning we can look forward to him criticizing Lesnar’s part-time schedule before having suplexes on the Road to WrestleMania.
We could enjoy a couple of months of the big belt on Rusev Day before Lesnar inevitably wins it back to start the cycle all over again. Unlikely but not impossible.