Kevin Eck is a former member of the WWE creative team and now blogs about pro wrestling for PressBox.
Here's a look who is trending upward and who is trending downward in WWE.
Roman Reigns: Not only is "The Big Dog" the new Intercontinental Champion, but he's also been getting a mostly favorable crowd reaction as of late, which has to make Vince McMahon absolutely giddy. Reigns even got a "You deserve it" chant from the fans on the Nov. 27 episode of "Raw" when he talked about winning the championship. Wisely, WWE has made it clear to the audience that Reigns is still a member of The Shield even though he's a singles champion. Next up for Reigns is a title program with Samoa Joe, which will be must-see.