Seen as a strong contender for a world championship, Rhodes has shown some of his best work since returning to WWE.
Having transformed his image from being despised to celebrated, Lesnar is poised for championship success due to his status as a major draw and a proven part-time wrestler who can significantly impact WWE programming.
A rising star in NXT, Dar's combination of charisma and in-ring talent has set him up as a potential future North American Champion or NXT Champion.
Expected to move back towards the top of the card, McIntyre's recent storylines indicate a possible feud with top stars, positioning him for another run with a major championship.
A mainstay in WWE, Nakamura's potential as a babyface champion is high, possibly setting up exciting feuds in the coming year.