WWE's Main Event Scene Is Dying

Pavitar SidhuCorrespondent INovember 13, 2010

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  The Undertaker (L) pushes Bam Neely into the corner during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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Not many pro wrestling fans may realize it, but WWE's main event scene is slowly but surely fading away.

Many wrestling fans like to talk about the attitude era. Out of the many factors that made this era of WWE programming so entertaining was the fact that the main event wrestlers didn't just compete with other main event wrestlers, they competed with the mid-card division. They mixed it up.

When a main event wrestler held the WWE championship back then, he feuded not only with other main event wrestlers but mid-card wrestlers as well. The mid-card wrestlers they feuded with were the ones that were built well and had the credibility to hold the world title themselves, but management was the only thing holding them back from breaking into the main event scene. This whole process of feuding main event and mid-card wrestlers highly diversified the title scene.

All we see on television now are the same feuds over the WWE championship over and over again. It's solely WWE's fault for his happening. They've distanced the main event scene from the mid-card division so much that it's hard for fans to believe that the mid-card wrestlers have the credibility to challenge for the world championships. This means that we can only see main event wrestlers challenging for the world titles.

The truth is, there actually is no difference between the upper mid-card and main-event divisions. The only thing between them is the management which holds back the wrestlers in the mid-card from leaping over to the title scene.

MVP, Christian and Kofi Kingston are a few of the wrestlers that are victims of this problem. These wrestlers should be able to challenge for either of the world titles and look credible, but they don't. That's the problem.

WWE has locked themselves in a situation where main event wrestlers can only compete with other main event wrestlers. The same old feuds keep getting recycled over and over again. As a result, the title scene has become boring.

Many fans think the solution is to create new main event wrestlers, but that isn't. There can only be a certain number of main-event performers in the company at a certain time. The solution is to reopen the gate between the main event scene and the mid-card again, so that there can be a high variety of different feuds for the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships.

But WWE has increased the distance between these two divisions to such an extent that it might take years to fix.

The following main-event wrestlers are with WWE for another 5 years.

  • The Undertaker (for those of you that think he's retiring soon, he has clearly stated that he wishes to stay in the business for a much longer period of time). 
  • John Cena
  • Randy Orton
  • Triple H
  • Edge
  • Chris Jericho (Will be back in time for Wrestlemania).
  • Big Show
  • Kane (If WWE wants).
  • Sheamus (He's credible now.)
  • Wade Barrett (Almost ready).

You see, the problem isn't creating new main-event wrestlers. The company easily has enough main-event performers to last them another 5 years or so. WWE simply needs to re-allow the main event and mid-card divisions to compete against each other again. This would solve countless problems within the WWE.

Not many fans realize it, but WWE has actually been doing this for an extremely long time (they started stopping within the last 5 years) since it's the only way to keep the main event scene fresh. Vince McMahon needs to start doing this again.


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