Okay we have all heard the rumor already that the WWE creative team is tentatively making plans to unify the WWE titles. The WWE tag team titles are already unified. The Womens Championship and Divas title are next up for unification at Night of Champions. Looks like the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE title are next. Is that really a bad thing? I say no. There are already too many titles in the WWE that have lost prestige is my mind. Actually, scratch that. I believe that just about ALL the titles in the WWE have lost their prestige outside of the Intercontinental title. The WWE title scene consists of only a few competitors who truly have a chance of winning the title. (Cena, Orton.. I'm looking at you guys) The WWE title has gone to the dumpsters. Sure Sheamus has been thrown in the mix but outside of his first title win at TLC he hasn't come up with many clean wins with the title. The World Heavyweight Championship has been actually treated pretty well. I love how the WWE has used it to elevate young stars to the next level but latest attempt at doing so has completely flopped. Jack Swaggers run as World Heavyweight Champion has to be one of the worst booked championship runs in WWE history. So what's the point of booking young talent as champion if it can't get them over? The US title is never defended. And the bottom line is that the title has become nothing more then an accessory to The Miz at this point. Who is there to compete for it? He has already gone through everyone that is deemed contender worthy. Outside of what looks like a future title match between him and Daniel Bryan the title hasn't had any activity since The Miz lost the title to Bret Hart. What a joke. The Intercontinental title has been one title that has consistently been treated as a title of prestige. I still like what they are doing with that title. It's consistently defended and is held by wrestlers who look like, act like and walk like champions. From Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston they have all looked like great champions. And as they should seeing as how I believe the Intercontinental title is the stepping stone to the next level. The Women's Championship is broken in half and the Divas title looks like a tramp stamp design. Please, we don't even have enough talented enough divas to wrestle on two shows to justify needing two titles. Nuff said.
With a fully loaded roster and title unification just around the corner competition would again become stiff in the WWE. Great! It should be. I'm sorry but not everyone deserves to be a champion. Matt Hardy and Christian just are not going to be World Champions. And that is a good thing. We need wrestlers who can work and be over with out needing a title strapped to their waist. In addition to bringing up the level of competition with the lack of titles in the WWE we would be introduced to new rivalries and story lines based out on emotion and drama of trying to capture a title. So when it's all said and done and you finally finish going through all the road blocks to being champion the title win becomes that much more important and rewarding for the champion and the fan of said champion. The possibilities become endless and story lines can develop deep with every story on the show. Can't get a hold of the US title alone? Start a new stable. Scratch my back I scratch yours. You help me get the US title, I help you get the IC title. Less titles means for bonding of wrestlers that need each other to accomplish new feats in their careers. That means new stables and new feuds. New tag teams may need to be introduced to win the tough to get tag titles. And also the unification of titles would in my mind ultimately mean no more separate brands. Which means even more time to develop story lines and more wrestlers working together to keep feuds fresh and entertaining. So do it WWE. Grow your company again. Bring ratings up again and for the love of prestige.. unify the WWE titles.
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