2. Finn Balor
For a guy who can call himself the first-ever Universal Champion, Finn Balor has almost completely fallen off of the map in 2017 since he returned on the RAW after WrestleMania.
Outside of mentioning he never lost his Universal title in a match and an appearance in the Fatal-Five-Way at Extreme Rules to determine a new number one contender, Balor hasn’t been seen much in the main event scene on RAW after his return. He’s currently in a feud with Elias Samson of all people, had a possible feud with Bray Wyatt that lasted all of a week, and hasn’t made any splashes otherwise.
One of the biggest things for WWE in the second half of 2017 is to get Balor back up to that main-event level, while not forcing it like they did last August during his main roster call-up. The best way to do that, which they apparently may be going with, is to rebuild The Club with Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. RAW is in need of an actual, main-event stable, much like what SmackDown Live has with Jinder Mahal and the Singh Brothers, and this would be perfect to make that happen.
After SummerSlam, the Universal title picture should open up if Roman Reigns can take the belt off of Brock Lesnar, and that’d be the perfect time to get The Club onto the main stage. Much like Reigns’ feud with AJ Styles and The Club last summer, it’d bring some legitimacy to Balor beating Reigns, and could provide some serious momentum to the stable immediately.
Balor needs to get back into the title scene on RAW, or we may see WWE waste another good talent in a mid-card role during his prime.