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John Cena is still the top face in the WWE (©GettyImages)
John Cena is still the top face in the WWE (©GettyImages).

The WWE are continuing to change plans now that WrestleMania XXX is over, first we reported that the WWE are not planning on splitting The Shield any time soon and now there is a change on the internal list of top faces in the WWE.

Before WrestleMania XXX the original plan was to have 'The Viper' as one of the top faces in the WWE, however it seems that they have made a switch in terms of their plans for Randy Orton. 

He was primed for a face turn in the upcoming months, ever since he lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXX and it looks as if he has taken the back seat in the Evolution and The Shield feud.

He turned heel at SummerSlam last year when Triple H also turned heel, helping Orton cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Daniel Bryan to be crowned the new WWE Champion, before defeating John Cena at TLC to unify the championships.

However it looks as if the WWE have gone off Orton's face turn and they no longer include him in the plans to have him as a top face. 

The WWE even told the merchandise department to work on some baby face merchandise for Orton's eventual turn but the plans are scrapped. 

The internal list has revealed who the WWE see as the top faces in the WWE.

The number one face in the WWE is, and always will be until he retires, John Cena. It doesn't matter if you like him or hate him, but Cena is definitely the most marketable WWE superstar, perhaps in history. He is the WWE's cash cow and there is too much money to be lost in an eventual and unrealistic heel turn, something the majority of the adult audience have been wanting to see for years. But it's time to move on now as John Cena won't turn heel, he is the number one man in the company which makes him the number one face.

At number two, the WWE's second top babyface is Daniel Bryan. As expected, the leader of the 'YES! Movement' has managed to get a reaction over the past few months like no other. The majority of fans can relate to Bryan and although there rumours that the WWE aren't that high on Daniel Bryan anymore, it looks as if they are still showing faith, he sells tonnes of merchandise whether it be online or inside the arena, he makes the WWE money and will remain a top baby face.

At number three, four and five, the original plan was to have Randy Orton, Batista and Roman Reigns respectively. With Batista, his return wasn't the most successful as a face so his plans have now been scuppered, whereas The Shield aren't splitting up any time soon.

This means the new number three top face in the WWE is now Cesaro. Cesaro is the newest 'Paul Heyman Guy' and is touted for big things as he continues to rise up the ranks with Heyman in his corner. He is expected to complete a feud with Rob Van Dam before moving on to a big match at this year's SummerSlam event.

Finally, Sheamus is seen as the fourth biggest face in the company. The Irishman was crowned the new United States Champion this past week on Monday Night Raw but his situation remains an odd one. There were rumours flying around online that Sheamus was scheduled for a massive heel turn in the near future, so either the WWE have gone off the idea of Sheamus turning heel. Or they are simply playing the waiting game and will keep him a baby face until they decide it's the right time to pull the plug and then finally have him turn heel.

The WWE will still continue to push The Shield and Roman Reigns in particular, but with no split on the horizon the plan is to just keep Reigns looking strong while still part of the group. 

WWE fans - what do you make of the internal list of baby faces? Pleased or disappointed with any of the selections? Have your say in the comments section below or come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28!

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