WWE: The Blurred Line Between the Main Event and the Mid-Card
Before I start, I would like to give myself a little pat on the back. This is the 100th article that I have written here on the Bleacher Report.
Over the past year, it has been a pleasure writing and interacting with the wrestling community here and I think it has really helped me grow, not only as a wrestling fan but as a writer. I hope I can write 100 more for you.
In wrestling, there are usually three groups of wrestlers:
- The Main Event Superstars
- The Mid-Carders
- The Jobbers and New Talent
Most of the three groups are clearly identified. Lets say someone, like Kofi Kingston, is walking down the ramp. You automatically, and you may not notice it yourself, think mid-card talent; you know he is not a main-event star. However, this line is being blurred.
There are stars in the WWE today that are at an awkward spot in the company. Like MVP, CM Punk, and John Morrison. It is very difficult to tell where their place in the WWE is.
I'm used to being able to tell were everyone "fits" and now that I don't, I sort of like the change.
With Batista, The Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels all away it has been the mid-card who has stepped up and filled in for the stars that are M.I.A. Because of this, the line between the main event and mid-card has disappeared temporarily.
This change has made the atmosphere on television shift and make it seem like anything can happen anywhere. Especially since Punk just cashed in his Money in the Bank title shot moments after Jeff Hardy won the World Heavyweight Championship.
With CM Punk holding a World Title and MVP poised to challenge the next WWE Champion, things in the WWE are shifting.
Of course, this could change again when more of WWE's top stars come back, which would be a very big disappointment. I like this new development and seeing young talent get this push is making everything in the WWE seem new and fresh.
After a year of seeing the same people feud with each other and play "Hot Potato" with the World Titles, it is very refreshing to see the mid-card talent get a chance to shine with Edge, Orton, Hardy, and the other top stars.
I think having younger mid-carders challenge the World Champions and the established talent more often would be a huge improvement of the product, as nothing puts a smile on my face more than a fresh new storyline in the very redundant world that is the "WWE Universe."
Vince might have stumbled upon the correct way of pushing young talent. All you have to do is blur the line between the main-event stars and the mid-card talent.
I'm sure you're just about as tired as I am of seeing Triple H and Orton feud again, again, and again. So I think this change in the WWE's thinking should become permanent. Not just when Taker and HBK are away. It should be a full-time deal.
I want to see Kofi Kingston feud with Triple H and John Morrison feud with Edge. So what if it's not what the WWE would usually do!? Being different and new should be something Vince McMahon should continually stride for!
The wrestling fans are sick and tired of seeing the same thing over and over again.
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