WWE Over the Limit: If the Brand Split Means Anything, Both Titles Must Switch
The World Heavyweight Championship—at its inception in September 2002—became the title exclusive to the Raw brand. In 2005, World Heavyweight Champion Batista was drafted to SmackDown, bringing his title with him and transferring John Cena's WWE Title to Raw.
Although the titles have switched since then, many see the World Heavyweight Championship as SmackDown's title, while the WWE being Raw's title. Even with the blur of the Triple H-created SuperShow concept, those titles are still represented by its respective brands.
At Over the Limit, a shift must take place if the brand split means anything henceforth. There was a brand extension, leaving the company with two major titles. If there is no distinction between the brands, it does not make sense having two World Champions.
The pay-per-view is one that is pretty lackluster as a whole. The WWE has to provide an event that leaves people regretting that they didn't purchase it, and less reluctant to purchase future events due to the element of surprise.
The WWE Championship pits CM Punk against Daniel Bryan to defend the WWE Championship. While most believe that Bryan is merely being used as a spot-filler, it would be a major shock and a great change of direction if he actually won and became champion, bringing the WWE Title to SmackDown.
In similar fashion, Chris Jericho desperately needs redemption for his relatively dismal return. Since his "3rd Coming" on the first Raw of 2012, he has not won a single pay-per-view and has even put over Kofi Kingston at a house show. If his return merits any satisfaction from protagonists and antagonists alike, a WHC win at OTL is virtually mandatory.
Do you think changing both titles would be a good move?
If both Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho win at the pay-per-view, it can give some relevance to the now-pointless brand split. With the WWE most likely retaining both World Titles, as well as the SuperShow concept, something has to happen in order for the title matches, as well as continuing the split, to make any kind of logical sense.
The two title changes would be a very good jump start.
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