My idea for WWE championship hierarchy
I had this idea recently and something I posted in another thread reminded me about it, so I'll post it here.
I think the WWE needs an additional title (or two) to help spotlight some of their deserving talent. One of the main changes comes near the top, by adding a 'World Lightweight Championship'. This would literally be for guys UP TO 230 or even maybe 240lbs. My idea is that guys like Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, and many others who are deserving of being main event title holders, could hold this title. This title would be literally ON PAR with the World Heavyweight Championship which would naturally be for everyone OVER the Lightweight cutoff, so guys like Sheamus, Cena, Big Show, Wade Barrett, Ryback, etc. The top title, the WWE Championship, would not have any weight requirements, so anybody could hold it. This could provide some great opportunities for the current 'Top Wrestler' in WWE to potentially hold both the WWE Championship AND the World Championship for their respective weight group. So imagine, CM Punk would hold both the World Lightweight Championship AND WWE Championship at once (no more undisputed or unified titles though).
Then... continue pushing the Intercontinental Championship back up to its glory days (think Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, The Rock for example) and have it JUST underneath the World Titles. Once again, this could present opportunities for someone to have both the world AND IC title at the same time perhaps. Lots of possibilities and storylines could develop from this setup. The WWE is doing a great job of this right now actually with Wade Barett (his recent clean win over Randy Orton brought some major props to the IC title).
Push the US title up to the prestige-level of where the IC title has been in recent years. No more joke wrestlers holding it. The US title has some rich history in WCW and deserves a little more respect in my opinion.
And finally... bring back the Hardcore Division and a REAL hardcore title belt (not that joke belt they had back in the day). I'd also like if the hardcore division could get main-event opportunities here and there. It could be a great opportunity to have Ladder Matches or other extreme-rules bouts. I'd like to see maybe the ECW title brought back as the hardcore championship (the look of it was nice).
Finally... change the stupid tag belts. They look retarded. Just do what was done with the IC belt and bring back the classic look. Some things need not be changed.