Tonight was a great step towards the future of the wrestling business. That change I've been talking about? Started.
At Tables Ladders and Chairs, we saw the birth of two champions that will help CM Punk facilitate change in World Wrestling Entertainment.
For months now, Punk has been wanting to create change in a bland product, but there was no way he could to it himself. He needed a few people to help make that change logical and important to the company.
TLC gave Punk that help and pushed it through.
Daniel Bryan and Zack Ryder both pushed through and won titles at the event Sunday night. The IWC favorites finally were shining bright in glory, and we all were rejoicing.
The purpose of this piece is to help explain the change and how it has officially begun.
In the slides to occur, I will look at the aspects of the change, what the future of the WWE holds and how a new era will be born.
WWE currently is focusing on a new product and one that fans can enjoy. First and foremost...
The picture displayed to my left describes the whole story. An old moniker like, "A picture is worth a thousand word," certainly fits this image.
If we revisit the WWE a few years ago, John Cena and Randy Orton were looked at like the best wrestlers in the business and they were the champions. Usually, the mid-card champions are the better wrestlers. I say usually, because Mysterio, Jericho and Edge are fantastic.
Here is a list of the current champions:
- WWE Champion: CM Punk
- World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan
- United States Champion: Zack Ryder
- Intercontinental Champion: Cody Rhodes
- Tag-Team Champions: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston
- Divas Champion: Beth Phoenix
There are plenty of vital aspects of professional wrestling. Charisma, heart, passion, mic skills and determination.
Wrestling is the most important aspect of the business. So many legends were perfect at their craft, because they could tell a story in that ring.
The champions today all have that certain wrestling skill and show it every single night.
It is hard to find a blend of wrestlers with different high points. Each one of them brings something different to the table.
With that in mind, this question must be answered:
Today's WWE is far and completely different than it was even two years ago. Twitter and the boom of social media has taken the company by storm.
It is now a WWE Universe instead of just the fans and we are all sucked in. Everyone has their favorites and villains to root and cheer for, but in the end we all are a fan of the same company putting on a show for us.
Under each name called to the ring, their twitter account is shown below. More than 20 different times a night, social media is mentioned to interact with the said, "Universe".
This is not necessarily a bad thing. I spoke to Seth Rollins via twitter today and it was so cool.
I'm as old school as it comes when we are discussing professional wrestling. I want to see quality matches and good programming. If none exist, then don't consider me a fan.
Punk, Bryan, Rhodes and Ryder will usher in a new breath of fresh air in the title scene.
Ziggler is now on the brisk of the main event. Sheamus and Wade Barrett also are making a strong case as well as Rhodes.
What rolls the tide is John Cena and Randy Orton's role in all of this.
Without these two, the young stars would not be getting over with the crowd and management. Orton helped get over Barrett and Rhodes, as well as Cena with Ryder and Punk.
Despite losses like the Undertaker, Edge and HHH more involved in management, these young stars are now developing into the main event stars of the future. TLC proved once and for all that the future is bright for the WWE.
I'm proud to say that even though it has been proclaimed by many...
I understand that it is a bit cliche, but the fans have been waiting for this since CM Punk's shoot promo last June in Las Vegas.
Fans have been striving for a new era to begin. We started with the American Era with Hulk Hogan, then switched to the Attitude Era with Stone Cold. Next we saw the Aggression Era and DX led the charge.
Finally, we became a part of the PG era and John Cena was the ring leader.
Ever since that day started, briefly after the Shawn Michaels/Chris Jericho feud in 2007, the product was a bit stable. I'll consider myself a casual fan and all I want is good wrestling and programming.
During 2007 until Sunday night, wrestling was not nearly like it used to be. That comes with the territory of course of reality changing and evolving.
I consider this, like CM Punk dubbed, the "Reality Era" and it has brought a whole new dimension of programming to the table.
Like B/R writer Chinmay said on Twitter today, Jericho and Undertaker don't HAVE to come back because the WWE is doing just fine without them. Granted I miss them both and they could have a huge impact, the booking of the TLC PPV provided a new start.
It is indeed a new era in wrestling and I don't believed it started until this past Sunday evening. For once, John Cena did not perform at a pay-per-view without being seriously injured. HHH hasn't fought for a title for over a year.
Younger stars are finally getting put over. Back when Punk performed the shoot of the year, the change didn't facilitate, it just received a good push in the right direction.
With Ryder, Rhodes, Punk, Bryan, Air Boom and Phoenix at the helm of the WWE's brass, the future is now and it is brighter than ever.
The future is now and it is here to stay.
Thank you all for taking the time to read my piece today. I hope I provided enough information to justify my claim that a new era is finally here.
It is time to start enjoying WWE for what it is worth, good wrestling and entertainment. Sooner or later, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will be permanent stars on our television sets and maybe they could contribute to the new era as well.
I guess one thing is for sure...
I'm excited to find out.
I want to hear all of your opinions. Please make use of the comment section and have a great day everyone!
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