As we all know, the WWE has been around for decades. It has been THE pro-wrestling company in the world, and a force not only in the sports world (despite not being an actual sport) but also the entertainment industry.
Because of its popularity, a ton of wrestlers have entered the company. Many of them have been so excellent at their job that the WWE had to separate them into brands. There was still one champion called the “Undisputed Champion.”
Eventually with such great talent deserving to be World Champions, the WWE eventually had to give a World Title to each brand (RAW & SD!). RAW is with the WWE Title and SD! is with the World Heavyweight Title currently.
Both brands also have a secondary title, SmackDown with the Intercontinental and RAW with the US Title.
Both brands, before Wrestlemania 25, had tag titles. And both still have a Women’s Championship but have now decided to unify them at Night of Champions.
Many thought the unification of the tag titles and now the two women’s championships was really needed. But many, including myself, do not feel the secondary titles or the World Titles need to be unified.
The only reason for this is be because there would no longer be brands.
Some would say great, we hate the brand split anyway. But, for those of us with an actual working brain, we know the brand split is a good thing, not just for business but for actual television. This is why it was done to begin with.
With two brands, you separate talent where not all of the big names are on one show at the same time. With so many of the biggest names hunting for a World Title, how do you create new stars?
We won’t see people like Sheamus come up and win the WWE Title quickly because without a brand split he wouldn’t be given the opportunity to do so.
You’d have Jericho, Cena, Undertaker, Kane, Orton, Edge, Rey Mysterio, Triple H, etc, main eventing and getting World Title opportunities.
You’d continue to see people like CM Punk, Matt Hardy, Christian, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, John Morrison, and countless others mid-carding and never getting anywhere.
If it wasn’t for the brand split, people such as Randy Orton and John Cena would be mid-carding, I guarantee you. Why? Because with the limited opportunities they would see, it’s doubtful they’d go anywhere.
Now, those two men are arguably the biggest names in the WWE today.
Heck, even Edge was given a major chance through the brand split. He was mainly mid-carding until 2004, then in 2005 he was winning a World Title.
So you see, the brand split is useful; therefore, unifications are good for some titles, but others? That would be a heck no.
If you unify the two secondary titles, then you’d have to give another title to the other brand.
Why? Because where does a show go with possibly no World Championship, no women’s title, and no secondary title? That would be nowhere.
If the WWE does do this, then I would think SmackDown would see the cruiserweight and possibly the hardcore title back. The cruiserweight title has been talked about a lot in the past two years and many feel it can be used well if put back into the fold.
There are more guys now who could really do well if they had a title like that to fight for.
People such as Daniel Bryan, Kaval, Evan Bourne, Justin Gabriel, etc. could really make this a title that would be loved once again.
Also, with SyFy “reimagining” things, seeing highflyers come back and kill in the ring would be an excellent thing to have on SmackDown.
There is talk of unifying the secondary titles possibly by Survivor Series. Then the next step, if the WWE decided to stupidly do it, would be unifying the two World Titles, which would take place at Wrestlemania 27.
But what do you think? Is the unification of all the titles—basically giving us four titles to have in the WWE all together at that point—be a good idea?
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