The rules are that each spot must be filled and only one person can be in each spot, so no ties can happen, nor can anyone opt out. No matter how difficult it might be, you have to pick.
This introductory edition is going to feature two sets of names instead of one, based around this year's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event. Our first set will be breaking down the five people that will challenge Randy Orton for his WWE World Heavyweight Championship and the second list will consist of the five people that lost the shot to be placed in that title match.
5) RELEASED = Jack Swagger
Swagger is problematic, so why not get rid of the guy who is most likely to cause an issue and isn't really giving you all that much for the stress? He's had multiple Wellness Policy issues in different capacities, has injured people, and doesn't seem to be improving on his mic skills or ring skills. WWE dropped the ball with him before to an extent, but he never gave them a reason to push him more than what he's at now, and that can't last forever.
4) JOBBER = Seth Rollins
Now that the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship titles have been unified, Rollins has no real shot at being a world champion. He just doesn't have that much of a presence. While I do think that he'd be a great asset for the tag team division and the midcard, in this scenario with this list, there are bigger fish to fry.
3) MIDCARD = Dean Ambrose
Ambrose has a lot of potential on the mic, but I don't think his ring skills will get all that much better, and when you have the two other guys on this list, they are able to surpass him in overall entertainment value in my mind.
2) UPPER MIDCARD = Dolph Ziggler
The unfortunate thing for Ziggler that prevents him from being in the main event is his size and WWE's inability to believe in him. While I think he's more than capable of pulling it off, it doesn't seem like they are willing to give him a substantial shot, so his perception has dwindled because of that. Now, Ziggler is an extremely reliable challenger for a title who can go up and down the card at different levels and fill different spots admirably, but he will never win the big one again, most likely.
1) MAIN EVENT = Roman Reigns
His mic skills need to improve, but they have over the past year, so they probably will continue to improve beyond what they are now. Reigns is not Shawn Michaels in the ring, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the tools necessary to become a popular main event star in the future.
5) RELEASED = Christian
It's a shame, but with this group, Christian has to go. He's had a solid career and it would be about time for him to bow out gracefully before he reaches a point where he can't deliver as much. In all reality, he's not at that point yet, but the other four men on this list have more to offer in the long run.
4) JOBBER = Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro is impressive, no doubt. But could he really get over as a bigger star than Sheamus, Daniel Bryan or John Cena? I highly doubt that. It would be a shame to see Cesaro in a jobber position and I'd hate to see it happen, but Very Mysterious Ice Cream doesn't get a cherry on top with this edition of Call the Spot.
3) MIDCARD = Sheamus
I would have given this spot to Daniel Bryan if this were done in 2012, but Bryan has far surpassed Sheamus in marketability and popularity now. Sheamus has kind of shown us everything that he'll ever do, I think, and while I've been impressed with some things, I think a lot of his push has been as a result of being friends with the right people. He's definitely someone I'd consider in a main event spot if I were in charge, but if I'm brutally honest, if you were to put Sheamus in the beginning of the Brand Extension era, he wouldn't be in a top spot.
2) UPPER MIDCARD = Daniel Bryan
Much in the same vein as Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan is a reliable hand that you can throw in anywhere and he will get the job done. Think of him as the Chris Jericho spot, where he technically is a main event star, but he never quite gets treated the same way as the people like The Rock.
1) MAIN EVENT = John Cena
Cena Nuff? I don't care, it just makes sense. Nuff said, as far as I'm concerned. It's tough to argue against this and if you put aside your personal preferences of being bored with the guy, it's 100% the best business decision in the grand scheme of things.