The Weekly Top 10:The Top 10 Acts and Concepts That Should Return to WWE
I'm back again this week with another weekly top 10 list. With any list, questions will form about why a person made the list and why another person did not.
If you have any questions or feel I might have left some one out let me know in the comment section.
This week will feature the top 10 acts and concepts that should return to the WWE. The acts and concepts on the list all made an impact during they stay with the company.
Some acts had great moments but moved on to something else. Other concepts were underused and faded away into history.
Without further ado, here's the top 10 list.
10. Falls Count Anywhere Match
These matches gave the fans unique perspectives and allow them see the whole arena. Falls count anywhere matches also were a nice change of pace to the ring-based matches and greatly improved feuds between stars.
The match also provided a little bit of unpredictability to a product seeing as anything goes and many momentum changes occur back and forth leading to rather exciting matchups.
9. WWF In Your House PPVs
The In Your House PPVs were great and gave the WWF that raw indie wrestling look despite their status as a power along with WCW at the time.
The PPVs were not full-on gimmick and actually helped work the feuds.
The In Your House PPVs led to the creation of Backlash, Judgment Day, Fully Loaded, and Unforgiven. Other classics includes In Your House Rock Bottom, DX, and Revenge of The Taker.
The reason why this PPV would go over well is due to the fact that it wouldn't revolve around match gimmicks and if marketed it right could help a wrestler get over with the crowd if his name is featured on the card.
8. Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch
They were good heels, worked great as a team, got decent crowd reaction, and then the WWE separated them and they both got released.
With the lackluster Tag Team division in the WWE, these two could easily dominate the division if given a chance. Another plus side is that they are both young by wrestling standards as they both turn 30 this year.
Lance Cade is currently sign to a WWE contract. While Trevor Murdoch was released by TNA in late 2009 and is currently unemployed.
7. Hardcore Title
The Hardcore Title was one of the best ideas the WWE came up with during the Attitude Era. The title saw its way around every type of wrestler from jobbers and divas to former world champions.
It was also a good outlet for wrestlers who had no chance of competing for a world title by giving them something to do.
The title would fit well on WWE's Smackdown brand and could help entertain the fans while boosting the status of the WWE's lower card.
6. Too Cool
When they were in the building you knew you were in for a good time. They held the tag team titles on three occasions and help support the middle section of a deep tag team division in the late 90s and early 2000s.
This is another team that if they came back could steal the division as a whole. However run-ins with the law and other issues have slowed their roads back in the WWE despite having the support of former talent scout Jim Ross.
5. Taka Michinoku
Mick Foley once said "If the WWF was all about who was the most talented, then Taka Michinoku would be the WWF Champion".
Taka Michinoku was one of the greatest Light Heavyweight Champions the company seen and put on a clinic every time he was in the ring.
His greatest match was a loss against HHH on Raw for the World Heavyweight title. In this match he displayed moves and spots never seen in a WWF ring at the time.
Taka was on the road to a promising career until he got paired with Funaki and they became complete jobbers to great teams like the Hardys and E&C.
He is 36 and currently works overseas in Japan.
4. The King Of The Ring and War Games At Survior Series
The King Of the Ring tournament was at one point one of the WWE biggest staples.
It was the modern day MITB and winners of the tourney usually won the WWE title afterwards. It also help solidiy borderline upper middle card acts into main eventers.
The list of winners include the likes of Bret Hart, HHH, Brock Lesnar, Stone Cold, Edge, Kurt Angle, Booker T, and Ted Dibiase Sr.
War games on the other hand was a NWA and WCW concept that combine tag team action with the modern day Elimanation Chamber style match. The catch being the winning team won by submission.
The return of a concept like KOTR and War Games would have fit in well with Survivor Series. But Survivor Series got canned as a PPV this year.
3. GM Concept on Raw
This is simple: RAW should have an active GM. When the show was at its best it had a solid heel GM running the show or a former wrestler like Shawn Michaels or Mick Foley as the commissioner of the show.
While the guest host concept have increase ratings a bit, having a GM to run things will improve backstage segments and promos because of the fact the GM would be working with the wrestlers weekly, rather than a one time deal.
They should start by having Vince McMahon be GM until he hires one. Another idea would be to have contest to decide who should be GM.
2. Rob Van Dam
An ECW legend he was one of the few ECW stars that received a major push in the WWE.
RVD has done it all from unifing the hardcore title with the IC belt to becoming the first ECW champion when it relaunch back in 2006.
He was also the only man to wear the ECW title and WWE World title at the same time.
He left the WWE because of the tough road schedule and wear and tear on his body. He seems most likely to sign with TNA, but if does return to the WWE you can expect RVD to make an immediate impact.
1. Stone Cold and The Rock
It is highly unlikely that Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Rock will compete in a ring again, however they would be excellent candidates to become the next GM of Raw. They could also help put over young stars with promos and work with their mic skills.
This will also allow Austin or The Rock to get some publicity and help with their movie careers.
They both are two of the biggest names in wrestling history and can bring back and draw fans that may have been turn off by the WWE's current product.
Just Missed The Cut
- Lumber Jack Match
- Sean O'Haire
- Masked Kane
- The APA
- Loser Leave The Brand Match
- Bra & Panties Match
- The Gauntlet Match
WWE Top 10 Heels Of The Past Decade: Commenter's Choice
Thank You iqbal siraj and Hurricane Hubbard for reminding me that I left out Muhammad Hassan off my list as a Top Ten Heels of The Past Decade.
Muhammad Hassan was the most controversial character the WWE created and caused a media storm with his Anti-American gimmick.
One of his character's best moments is when every one in the Royal Rumble stop fighting each other to eliminate him.
The heel heat received were up there among the greatest of all time.
This gimmick ended soon after the London Bombings incident and Smackdown's Muhammad Hassan "praying" and summoning five masked men dressed in ski-masks and camo pants on the ramp just two days before the bombing happened.