Originally Posted by El T Draino 316
At this point all the WHC did was keep everyone in a bubble. It'll be easier to put younger talents over if they're actually mingling with them and not segregated on an entire tier below them.
The problem with the WHC is that WWE can't decide whether it's a main event title or a midcard title, so they try to have their cake and eat it too and have it be both. Like you said, its given to rising midcard stars who aren't ready for the WWE Title. But midcarders should not just be given World Titles. They should be built up with non title programs with main event level stars to show that they CAN hang with the top level talents, THEN they should get a chance to have the WWE Championship.
A wrestler's first world title win should be the biggest moment of their career, not a stepping stone to bigger things. They give the titles to the people that they deem are "good, but not good enough". And it just makes it seem like they're only a world champion on paper, while not truly being given the ball. I'd rather see a guy like Ziggler or Sandow have a non-title feud with John Cena than carry the World Heavyweight Title only to feud with other midcarders like Swagger or Cesaro. Like you said, the World Title is like the old IC Title. Which means that if we still had two titles, those guys you said would be hogging the main event would still be hogging the WWE Title scene, while the World Title would be given to everyone else. And you would just be upset that Bryan or Punk aren't competing for the WWE Title, the true top prize of the company. They've already held the WHC and it would be a step down for them to go back to it.
I get that no one wants to see Cena vs. Orton, but at least they're getting it out of the way now. I think that after Cena or Orton unify the belts, they'll let someone like Bryan win the Royal Rumble and finally win the belt at WrestleMania.
WWE needs to ultimately decide who is a main eventer and who is a midcarder. No more going halfsies on it with these "pseudo main eventer" types. If WWE made their midcard matter, it wouldn't be such a shameful thing to be a midcarder. WWE ruined the concept o0f a midcard and conditioned you to think that "midcarder = jobber". That's why they needed the WHC around for years after the Brand Split ended. The World Heavyweight Title basically allows WWE to pretend that midcarders are main eventers because they don't know how to book a midcard anymore. They think they need to present a guy as a "top" talent in order to get him over and have him be taken seriously.