To be honest I don't really like the EC for a title match I'd rather they were Number 1 Contenders matches and then have a good old one on one match for the title. But it's not like the WWE title is the only one, why not a mid card EC for the US or IC titles? It's easier to pick out 6 people you think could be US champ than it is to pick out 6 that could be WWE champ and at least 2 of the 6 EC combatants from previous years have always been place holders cause that's how many pods there are
I like the mid-carder idea. You get better performers in that match. Like, Antonio Cesar vs Kofi Kingston vs Miz vs Rey Mysterio vs Cody Rhodes vs Damien Sandow. Sounds pretty good.