There is a lot of talk about eliminating one of the mid card titles, but I am strong advocate of not only keeping both titles but also bringing back a title that would add some flair to the middle of Raw and SmackDown. The WWE’s roster is as stacked with talent as it has been in a very long time. There are a lot of guys with next to nothing to do but work the house shows and dark matches. Yes I know everyone can’t be John Cena, someone has to make others look good, but there is so much WWE television time nowadays it makes so much sense to bring in another title. Between Raw, SmackDown, Main Event, and Saturday Morning Slam there is six and a half hours of WWE TV each week for all of us to consume, not to mention if you take in TNA and Ring of Honor that’s an additional four hours or so. Now as you take that all in ask yourself this; how much of that WWE time is just video packages? Better question how much time of that is video packages aired from the not only the previous show just one or two days ago but usually (on Raw) we see the same thing, be it a match finish or a promo or a video package at least twice every week on Raw. Who really wants to see that? I know the WWE didn’t do a fan survey and fans demanded more repetitive video packages. Bringing back the cruiserweight division will not only benefit a few Superstars behind the curtain but also the quality of each show’s product will continue to be fresh and not the what else is on tonight feeling sometimes we get.
Zack Ryder, Adrian Neville, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, R Truth, Justin Gabriel, a returning Tyson Kidd, Sami Zayn, Rami Sebei or El Generico if you prefer and even a guy like JTG could headline this new cruiserweight class in the WWE. Not necessarily the smallest guys on the WWE roster but they bring a certain element to a new division that could thrive in the mid card instead of boring, repetitive video packages. The old cruiserweight division in the WCW days featured masked Lucha Libre stars mixed with cruiser weight guys wrestling high paced matches usually opening the show. The new cruiserweight division should mix elements of high-flying spots along with comedic relief to spotlight the talents I mentioned above in a way that will benefit the talent to the fans to the WWE making more money off merchandise and ticket sells. Why is that WWE? Because fans pay to see the superstars talk and wrestle not video packages we have already seen or can easily see on WWE.com or that damn app they try to push more than their own talent.
The names I mentioned above are a great mix of talent. Former mid card title holders, a dash of NXT exciting talent mixed with guys that never really got started. A single elimination tournament to crown the new champion can also produce new feuds based upon outcomes in other matches throughout the tournament. The WWE actually using their talent is better served then having them watch the shows in catering, maybe a new star or two may shine out of this group and make even more money for a company then they are paying them to be in idle their entire contract. Imagine the matches a 100% healthy Christian can have with an up and coming star in Adrian Neville. Neville, known as PAC on the indy scene, is probably the best worker, in my opinion, at NXT. Christian can lead the two in promos while Neville will shine with his over the top high-flying capabilities.
Once again this was another rant for the mid card. These guys may not draw in the big money like The Rock, but they are the future and usually the best workers in the company, so come on Mr. McMahon and the powers that be, give the boys a chance.
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