As we all know, WWE is changing. In the past year 3 men have held the title for the first time in their career, with a fourth (the Miz) ready to join the exclusive club. In this article we will take a look at the many changes WWE has made over the past couple of years.
1: Randy Orton As The New Face Of The Company
Some people may disagree but shall we look at the facts? Since The beginning of the of the year Randy Orton has competed for the championship 5 times. He has also been receiving by far the biggest pops at each house show. Another unofficial fact: In instances when a large amount of faces and heels near the end it is nearly inevitable that each finisher is showcased. For instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf8BB9sq8_g&feature=related. In the most recent main event, Randy Orton is seen as the face, using his finisher last to end the show. H is also conpeting more in the main event, against Wade Barrett, while John Cena competes against Justin Gabriel. Within one year Randy Orton could indeed be the hottest commodity in the WWE, if not already.
2: New superstars
While no one in the IWC knows how each superstar will fare, we already have a glimpse of the future. Jack Swagger and Sheamus, former world champions. The Miz is the current MITB holder. John Morrison, Drew Mcintyre, Kofi Kingston, and Dolph Ziggler are former Intercontinental champions. In My opinion, the WWE young wrestlers are even better than 2002-2003 when Randy Orton, Batista, John Cean, and Rey Mysterio entered at once. the new guys are as follows:
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Each of those guys, in my opinion, has a legitimate chance to win some sort of major title in the WWE.
3: Pay Per View Innovations
This, in my opinion, is a good idea. While King Of The Ring seems to have been scrapped completely, they have replaced this Pay Per View with ones such as Extreme Rules, Fatal 4 Way, Breaking Point, TLC, Hell In A Cell... etc. With the WWE gearing to be more family friendly, do these 8 year old kids want to see a technical showcase between Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho at a Pay Per View? I don't think so. They want something interesting! How about a ladder? Some chairs? a broken table? A cell or elimination chamber?? a money in the bank match with 8 "combustible elements? That's what kids like! While the blood is gone, the extreme (as extreme as WWE can get) is what the children like!
Change is upon us. With an ample supply of fresh faces, and more on the way (Hello Tyler Black) Expect to see some older wrestlers take a back seat (Matt Hardy, Christian) and some (Chavo, Goldust, Chris Masters) may be released altogether. While WWE has stayed the same the past several years, with a new logo, new wrestlers, and a new attitude, WWE may become unrecognizable from past products. Some people have been saying if it ain't broke don't fix it. But, if the WWE wasn't broke it was undoubtedly on its last legs.