WWE always have a couple of top guys. One man who is as good as cemented on top of the card and as the face of the company, one man who is as good as cemented as number 2 but who can also drop down or up if need be to either fill a void or make room for an up and comer. Then there are the top 3-4 who fill a similar function. Cena is obviously the top guy right now, has been for some time and bar any kind of injury he will continue to be for a while. Punk is also pretty cemented as the number 2 guy after his long title run. But who's number 3 and possibly number 4? And to make it more interesting lets split it, who's the number 3 guy in the fans eyes according to you and who do you think is number 3 in the eyes of management? In the eyes of the guys backstage I think it is a mix of Sheamus/Orton or Del Rio at number 3. They are pretty interchangable and do their work. Reactions aren't always what they want (for Sheamus and ADR at least). But in the eyes of the fans I'd say it is or at least is becoming Daniel Bryan. Bryan keeps getting insane reactions from the fanbase, selling merch and keeping his momentum going. He pleases the fans by both fan interaction and in ring and character work. In the eyes of the fans Bryan is high profile. And the thing is I think the WWE is seeing it like that as well. After Cena/Ryback Bryan is probably involved in the most high profile program right now with Kane, Ambrose, Rollins & Reigns. Especially in comparrison to what Orton and Sheamus is doing (Sheamus doing brain teasers with Sandow and Orton doing nothing). Bryan is on almost every show and always has something going for him. WWE's seemingly have noticed that he is good for the company and are rewarding him. In short in my opinion: Cena #1 Punk #2 Bryan #3 (but depending on how his story and depending on how the Punk angle goes I could see him overtake Punk in the future). Sheamus/Orton/ADR/Ryback #4 How does your list look?