Unified: WWE and World Heavyweight Championship and Limit to one Title?
by, 10-05-2011 at 01:55 PM (6137 Views)
There has been talk throughout the internet wrestling community that WWE should unify both WWE and World Heavyweight Championship to make the title more important and prestigious. I thought I'd give an indepth analysis on the situation and whether or not it's a good idea to unify both titles.
Looking at the rosters and the wrestlers who are currently being booked into the world title picture. We have superstars such as,
Alberto Del Rio: Still needs work before I start calling him a mainevent star, but he's a fresh face which is nice to see. However he's already had a transitional championship run, but hopefully WWE will give him a fairly decent championship run before getting cold feet about the idea.
Christian: His title runs were transitional reigns, which makes it really hard to believe him to be a credible champion. He's getting up there in age and I certainly don't expect Christian to stay around wrestling much longer, but he certainly has earned his stop as a mainevent player.
CM Punk: He was red hot throughout the summer, but has been involved in other storylines and has recently been put on the back burner as of late. Hopefully WWE will eventually realize they have somebody else besides John Cena in the title picture.
John Cena: Highly overrated and doesn't really need add another championship run to his resume. He's still immensely popular towards the much younger demographic, but he has been getting boo's from the older demographic for a few years now. Perhaps a heel run would be something fresh and new, because he's been face far too long and is definitely in need of a change.
Kane: He's getting up there in age and wouldn't be the best candidate to hold a major title such as WWE or World Heavyweight Championship. He's a talented wrestler for a person of his size, but he's best days are over and I simply don't see him becoming a treat to the world title anymore.
Mark Henry: Hearing that Mark Henry is the current World Heavyweight champion seems to baffle me, but considering the fact that he has been with the company for 15+ years. It's considered a small little gratitude for his years of work in the WWE/F, but he's beyond boring and is really unappealing to watch in the ring. His gimmick (Silverback) has been done before, but this time he has had more successful, but this will probably be his one and only reign as world champion.
Randy Orton: He's starting to become like John Cena, but still bearable. He's able to put on a fairly good match with almost anybody and has people supporting him. There is no denying that Randy Orton still has his best days ahead of him, but that's still to be determined.
Sheamus: He's young and would certainly be a fresh face to the mainevent picture. He has some credibility to him, as he's already been a two time WWE Champion and has a fairly large fan base behind him since turning face and I know that he'll definitely have a few more World title reigns behind his belt.
Triple H: He's a complete wreak. He has two knees blown out and in semi-retirement and currently involved in the COO storyline. Why in the world would WWE take a huge risk on somebody like Triple H? Would baffle me, but I think he's officially done with in ring competition.
The Miz: Couldn't help but include The Miz, because he's a solid wrestler, but has been taken away from the WWE Championship title picture as of late and seems to have his sights set on a possible Unified Tag Team Championship title run with R-Truth. I definately think The Miz will have a few more world title reigns around his waist.
The Undertaker: His career is coming closer to the end, so it'd be a safe bet to assume that he isn't going to be holding anymore major titles. He's has a historic career and he'll definitely be remembered as one of the, if not greatest superstars of all time.
WWE doesn't really have many superstars in the position to win a WWE or World Heavyweight Championship at this currently moment, but does that mean WWE should unify both the titles and only have one world title?
I'd like to disagree with that fact, because I consider Smackdown to be another testing ground for superstars to develop their characters/gimmicks, and a great way to showcase up and coming talent. Unlike Raw, where a vast majority of their superstars aren't showcased as the up and coming talent and that's seldom seen to be the case on Raw. Where Smackdown can easily make superstars, because they are able to play around and test the waters with superstars they believe would be a great champion but it does fail sometimes. The system isn't perfect, but it's a start or end to a superstars career.
Having two world titles would definitely help give a superstar some credibility as wrestler, but also when they make a possible transition to the "Flagship" show would definitely help them out. Granted there are a few superstars that WWE has dropped the ball on such as,
Dolph Ziggler: WWE hasn't completely dropped the ball on Dolph Ziggler, but does anybody remember his World Heavyweight Championship reign that lasted a few hours before losing it to Edge? No? That's what I thought.
Jack Swagger: Here's a superstar who held the World Heavyweight Championship and held the title for three months, before loosing it to Rey Mysterio. He was drafted to Monday Night Raw and has been lost in the shuffle and has yet to accomplish anything.
John Morrison: He was on the verge of becoming a World Champion, but then he got injured and WWE sort of turned him into a Jobber and has lost all momentum and I've lost faith that he'll become a mainevent superstar because he's been jobbing a lot lately.
Kofi Kingston: He was also on the verge of getting a World Championship/WWE Championship, but backstage politics seem to be a role into why he isn't in the title picture anymore and doesn't seem likely that he will be in the title picture.
Overall it does pay off to have two World Titles because it helps add to the credibility of a wrestler and certainly would help get people behind them, but I think unifying both titles would hurt because they wouldn't be able to test the waters with up and coming superstars. I believe that's the entire point of having two World Heavyweight Championships and it makes sense.
Anyways, I hope you have enjoyed reading my second blog entire. So, post thoughts/opinions below, I'd love to hear what you have to say.