There are a lot of good, well-rounded wrestlers out there. But not all of them can hold a WWE World Title and make it meaningful and interesting.
The most recent example of a champion falling short is Alberto Del Rio. ADR is a good worker and a decent talker, but when he was WWE Champion no one really cared.
A lot of this may have had to do with the way he was booked and who he was going up against, but nevertheless, he had a tremendous amount of expectation that he just didn't live up to.
Yes, Sheamus has already held the WWE Title on two occasions, and yes, both of his reigns were rather forgettable. In addition, Sheamus and Wade Barrett have held the U.S. and Intercontinental Titles, respectively, and both of those reigns weren't the best, either.
However, Sheamus and Barrett were not in as good positions then as they are now. Sheamus was being effectively buried after becoming King of the Ring, and Barrett's star had plummeted after Creative dropped the ball with Nexus and made him ringleader of the far less exciting Corre.
But now they are both on their way back into the main event. Along with Cody Rhodes, Barrett was one of the sole survivors in his traditional five-on-five match at Survivor Series in which his team defeated the team of Randy Orton.
Now he is set to take on Orton in a tables match at TLC. Sheamus is gaining more and more popularity after his feud with Christian, and he is more experienced and therefore better equipped to carry a World Title than he was the first and second times around.
If there is one thing WWE definitely needs to do, it is to make their championships more credible. It remains to be seen whether Barrett or Sheamus actually could pull this off, but it seems like they have a pretty good shot at it.