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Dave Hytmen 16 Jun 2014 04:26 PM

Professional Wrestling: Who else remembers a period of time when Minor Titles where
 
defended all the time on Regular Shows? Who else remembers a period of time when Tag-Team Championships, United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship; hell Cruiserweight Championship was defended on Monday Night RAW! or Smackdown! instead of waiting for Pay-Per Views. Hell, most of theme didn't even involve storylines originally. Specially Cruiserweight and Tag-Team Titles. Now Vince McMahon doesn't think Minor titles bring him cash, does't think the Tag-Team Division even matters.

Sam 16 Jun 2014 04:31 PM

I remember watching Monday night raw, seeing the first match for the tag team championship and the main event for the Intercontinental . Then a few days later seeing the other tag team championship and the US Championship being defended.































I wish they made it so there was two tag team championships again. And more titles being defended more regularly.

Stephen 16 Jun 2014 04:33 PM

Yes it did seem to be more so especially in the attitude era there always seemed to be some kind of championship defended on Raw or smackdown.















I guess there was more titles back then though too.















However at least we have seen some resurgence with the Intercontinental title as of late with the tournament and a few defenses on free tv.















The tag team division needs more focus again as it seems to be slipping back into irrelevance, too many teams broken up for little reason and not enough tag team specialist teams.

Zeb Coulter? 16 Jun 2014 04:47 PM

I've always liked the minor titles because it gave a wrestler something to fight for on his way to a major championship. Like you said, that most of these titles weren't even built with storylines, but simply competing for the prestige and honor to hold such a title. Whether it was the U.S Title, the Intercontinental championship, or the smaller sized wrestlers competing for the WCW Cruiserweight title, it was exciting to watch.































But if in fact that's really McMahon's sentiment in believing that today's WWE Universe won't accept his minor title matches, it's very difficult to disagree with him on that one, because as cliche as it sounds, it's what best for business and Vince is doing what right for his company in terms of generating money. And if a concept is not creating interest or isn't marketable, then the first thing Vince will do is scrap it.































Me personally I would have more minor title matches on RAW and build the feuds/storylines emphasizing on the belt and it's prestige to hold it. If Vince McMahon executed his U.S/I.C title feuds correctly, it could work.































Edit: Really Jim Crockett, they're defending the U.S/I.C title constantly? The storylines/feud around the U.S title must suck because I haven't even noticed. I seriously forgot. That's how bad they're booking the U.S/I.C titles that they're championship matches aren't even memorable.

Mr. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 16 Jun 2014 04:56 PM

I remember those days. That's when it was worth to watch. Now you gotta pay to see it every other damn Sunday

__Jim Crockett Promotions Fan__ 16 Jun 2014 04:58 PM

Sheamus defends The United States Title every week. Wade Barrett defends The Intercontinental Title every week. Sheamus adn Wade Barrett have dad more Title Defenses than any Unnited States Champions and any Intercontinental Champioons in recent memory. I think WWE has improved. This does not even include the fact that Wade Barrett and Sheamus defend their Championships at WWE Live Shows. The Uso don't defend their Championships as often as Wade Barret and Sheamus, but they do defend their Championships several times a month.

jimmy 16 Jun 2014 05:02 PM

Yes. I also remember a time when the World TItle was defended every 30 days and their were only 4 PPVS.

Zombie Birdhouse 16 Jun 2014 05:10 PM

Having numerous belts meant something to the talent back in the day, since it meant better travel arrangements and a bump in pay, along with better placement on cards ---- the straps mean little in the way the business has evolved....which is too bad, since done right - it should still work in bringing focus on certain wrestlers.

Wonder 16 Jun 2014 05:15 PM

those were the days that wrestling was good to watch


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