In some more speculation, I have also recently heard that the forthcoming unification of the Women’s and Divas Championships could be the start of a process to unify every level of WWE championships – The two world titles, and the IC and US titles being the others.
In theory, I think this is a good idea, but as I said in my RAW review, it should only be done with the caveat that every champions hould appear on both shows. I do think that if every title is unified, then that will happen.
I would also suggest that every level of title being unified should lead to the introduction of a new lower-middle card championship – the hardcore title or a television title perhaps.
Obviously each title would automatically have more prestige, and it wouild also probably lead to different people getting in to top title matches. I say this because I remember hearing an eye-watering statistic (quite a while ago too) about the mainstays of the RAW main event (HHH, Cena, Orton and Batista were the ones labelled) dominating it. Indeed, the last time none of those four main evented a PPV for RAW was No Mercy in October, 2008 (nearly two years ago), when Chris Jericho took on Shawn Michaels in a great ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship. A PPV, by the way, which was really well received by fans. So it is with that in mind that I hope these unifications can diversify the main event.
However, if it instead lead to the guys seens as ‘top’ guys (Cena, Orton, HHH, Edge, Jericho) dominating the world title, that would be a step in the wrong direction. Perhaps taking a top title away will reduce opportunities for up-and-comers to get in to the top tier.
Another potential plus point may be that while the world title will be being defended on, say Smackdown, one month, the top guys on the other brand will have to main event based on a strong storylines. What i’m saying is that it could be good for the depth and originality of storylines. Again, we’ll have to wait and see about that!
We’ll see if this comes to pass, but if it does, it woull certainly mean big changes to the WWE which could be very beneficial.