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Ryan Dilbert is a WWE Featured Columnist who has been writing for Bleacher Report since 2011.
He is the author of Time Crumbling like a Wet Cracker. He is from the Cayman Islands and now lives in Houston, Texas with a spazzy dog and his wonderful wife and daughter.
You can catch him saying semi-humorous things on Twitter from time to time @ryandilbert
You earned the comment man, keep up the great work.
I’m glad my question about the divisions planted the seed to help possibly spark a future article.
I absolutely agree with more focus on championships and wrestlers positioning themselves to top contender's spots.
Here are my thoughts on what I would do with the championships. First I would simplify the title structure to just being the WWE, Intercontinental, Tag Team, and Divas Championships. That way there is no question to how the titles rank.
To strengthen the Divas division, I would make sure there are always at least 2 storylines going on at a time. Right now I feel like one of the biggest problems the women in the WWE face is that they are often just thrown together in a random match and the crowd has no reason to care about it. I think merely creating some stories around the Divas division would help spark more interest in the matches.
To bring back prestige to the mid-card I would position someone as a leading IC Champion who would have a significant run. He would face many threatening opponents in very closely contended matches. Each victory would help position the IC Champion closer to the main event and each challenger, even though coming up short, would still look strong due to the contests being close.
The tag team division would almost always consist of matches between conventional teams. In most cases I would have singles competitors who are paired together lose to conventional teams. I would make sure the commentators highlighted the fact that the conventional tag team has the advantage due to their experience teaming together. This would make sure that the tag team division remained looking strong.
As for the main event scene I would promote every PPV with a Main Event and a co-main event. The co-main event would solely be a marketing tool to highlight wrestlers that have been situated to be in future main events. These matches would often be conclusions to ongoing feuds. They wouldn’t necessarily be on before the Main Event in the card order. I would utilize different positions of the card, much like how The Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho Man Randy Savage was situated at WrestleMania VII. I feel like a lot of the time WWE misses the mark by not properly emphasizing undercard matches during ads leading to their PPV events.
As for the roster I have a ton of things that I would do, but in the interest of not going on forever I’ll stop here.
Anyway man, thanks for the response back and hopefully we can talk some more Pro Wrestling on here.
I dunno. Might be best if they were scheduled for friday night or saturday morning. PPV's I regard the start of the wrestling week when they occur. SmackDown's a pretty important part of the week for both the best and the worst. :)
Thanks, the question has been on my mind for a while.
Hello Ryan. I love your articles and appreciate your hard work. One question: Why aren't you including SmackDown to "Breaking down best and the worst of the week" articles?
Hello Ryan, I like your articles and think you have good knowledge of WWE history. So I would like your opinion on a few things that I've been thinking about. The RA era from 2002-2008 was when the brand split was most prominent.
Who would be the top guy from that time period and their biggest rival? Also two random questions. Who was Hogan's biggest rival and who do you consider to be a bigger rival for Taker, Edge or Batista?
Actually I take that back Ryan, I actually wanna see a title unification match. It dawned on me that there r no more believable challengers left face either champion. I don't wanna see Del Rio get another match, and Big Show will start feuding with HHH. I just watched SS BTW, the 5 man elimination tag was 4.5 star, not 5 star because Dean got eliminated 1st.
Ryan you only need 3 million more reads to crack the top 25!!!!
That's exactly what I thought about the Main Event too. It really infuriates me that Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are putting over young talent while Big Show is in the WWE title picture. The roles should be reversed in my opinion. Normally a title unification storyline would sound interesting to me. But with Cena and Orton, we r a loser if either side wins.
YAY! You overtook Sharon on the rankings again!
What did u think of the PPV Ryan?