Justin Gabriel is now one half of the tag team champions. Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater won the tag titles from Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella. This means that the two superstars will be appearing on both Smackdown and Monday Night Raw. Both Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel can both look forward to getting more exposure in the WWE, but I do think that Justin Gabriel may turn face after Wrestlemania 27.
Justin Gabriel has all the makings of becoming one of the top faces in the entire company. His finishing move has already made him one of the most recognizable members in the Corre, and the move made him the most recognizable member of the old Nexus. His popularity continues to grow at a rather fast pace, but after Gabriel leaves the Corre, which I think will be at Wrestlemania 27, then I think that the WWE will turn him into a face. I predict that Slater and Gabriel will end up losing their titles at Wrestlemania 27, and then a battle between Slater and Gabriel will ensue.
It is not hard to picture Gabriel as a face, and I think he would be much more popular as a face than as a heel. There are rumors that Edge could retire within the next year and a half, and when Edge does, the WWE will need to replace Edge, and replacing Edge with Gabriel as a face would be perfect.
If the WWE universe starts to see tension between Gabriel and Slater, and with the rest of the members of the Corre, then this prediction could very much become very true. If this prediction does happen, then sooner or later we will probably see a match between Gabriel and Wade Barrett.
It is really no secret that the WWE has been giving Gabriel a little bit of a push, but sooner or later they will probably end up giving the young superstar an even bigger push, and put him into main event matches.
Whether the WWE keeps Justin Gabriel as a heel or a face, I think he will soon be main event status soon after Wrestlemania 27. If the WWE gave Dolph Ziggler a push of a lifetime, then they surely will give Justin Gabriel a major push. I think Ziggler does a great job at being a heel, but I think he received his push way too early, and that there are other superstars who had and has more potential to be a much bigger and better heel than Ziggler.
We all will have to wait for another few weeks to see if the WWE will give Gabriel a big push, and if they will turn him face, or keep him heel. What are your thoughts? Do you think that Gabriel will be turned into a face soon after Wrestlemania 27?