The W
Views: 98621097
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
2.9.07 0928
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Dump the Cruiserweight Title?
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(7896 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (8 total)
BigWhalebony
Bauerwurst
Level: 23

Posts: 79/96
EXP: 62543
For next: 5181

Since: 26.7.02
From: SALEM

Since last post: 3661 days
Last activity: 2623 days
#1 Posted on 30.9.02 1931.06
Reposted on: 30.9.09 1938.33

The title is pretty meaningless considering all of the Cruisers wrestle the Heavyweights in competitive matches anyway. Being called a Cruiserweight is more of a stigma than anything. If Raw became a WCW show and dumped the IC and WWE Tag belts in favor of the US and WCW Tag belts(as I discussed in my previous thread), then the guys that are considered Cruiserweights could compete with the Big Boys for the IC and WWE Tag straps on SmackDown.

Take a look at SmackDown's Cruisers(and former Cruisers):
BILLY KIDMAN-big enough to compete with Big Boys
CHAVO GUERRERO-tags w/Eddie & feuding w/Rikishi
CHRIS BENOIT-SmackDown Main Eventer(former IC champ)
CRASH-former tag champ w/Hardcore & a "Super Heavyweight"
EDDIE GUERRERO-SmackDown Main Eventer(former IC champ)
FUNAKI-feuding w/Albert on Velocity
JAMIE NOBLE-competitive match w/Billy & Chuck
MATT HARDY-mini feud w/UT
MAVEN-mini feud w/UT
REY MYSTERIO-beat Angle & Benoit
SCOTTY 2 HOTTY-former Tag champ
SHANNON MOORE-beat Billy & Chuck in Tag matches
TAJIRI-feuded w/Regal and Rhyno among others

And Raw has utilized Cruisers(and former Cruisers):
CHRIS JERICHO-1st Undisputed champ
CHRISTIAN-former IC and Tag champ
JEFF HARDY-former IC and Tag champ
LANCE STORM-former IC and Tag champ
SPIKE DUDLEY-former Tag champ & a "Giant Killer"
THE HURRICANE-current Tag champ

By getting rid of the Cruiserweight title, the Cruisers on SmackDown would have more room to grow. They also could feud over titles that are far more meaningful. The Cruiser title doesn't even get defended at PPV's anyway. It will not help any of the Cruisers if they win it because they all are above just being a Cruiserweight anyway.

Just for the frick of it, here's possible teams to determine new WWE Tag Champs on SmackDown:
Kidman & Mysterio
Eddie & Chavo
Benoit & Angle
Crash & Hardcore
Noble & Tajiri
M.Hardy & S.Moore
Billy & Chuck
D-Von & Faarooq
Saturn & DeMott






Promote this thread!
redsoxnation
Scrapple
Level: 152

Posts: 418/7534
EXP: 43490587
For next: 811175

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 428 days
Last activity: 428 days
#2 Posted on 30.9.02 1938.16
Reposted on: 30.9.09 1938.37
The main reason they shouldn't drop the Cruiser Title for a U.S. title replacement is this: Without something resembling a weight limit, after about 2 months the 'geniuses' would say: 'Why have this title on a little guy, when we can give it to a 'hoss' like Albert or Test.'
HitTheSnoozeButton
Boudin rouge
Level: 49

Posts: 278/530
EXP: 829874
For next: 54015

Since: 2.1.02
From: Pittsburgh PA

Since last post: 2038 days
Last activity: 388 days
#3 Posted on 30.9.02 1941.49
Reposted on: 30.9.09 1943.10

    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    The main reason they shouldn't drop the Cruiser Title for a U.S. title replacement is this: Without something resembling a weight limit, after about 2 months the 'geniuses' would say: 'Why have this title on a little guy, when we can give it to a 'hoss' like Albert or Test.'



Now I know we all have our smark cards, but I don't think that the higher ups are THAT dumb. They know the talent of the cruisers, especially in relation to the "hosses". However, secretly, don't let it out, but I'd like to see EHMtestEHM get a push. And a belt.
Spaceman Spiff
Knackwurst
Level: 101

Posts: 178/2902
EXP: 10632341
For next: 85371

Since: 2.1.02
From: Philly Suburbs

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 10 hours
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 30.9.02 1951.26
Reposted on: 30.9.09 1958.53

    Originally posted by HitTheSnoozeButton

      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      The main reason they shouldn't drop the Cruiser Title for a U.S. title replacement is this: Without something resembling a weight limit, after about 2 months the 'geniuses' would say: 'Why have this title on a little guy, when we can give it to a 'hoss' like Albert or Test.'



    Now I know we all have our smark cards, but I don't think that the higher ups are THAT dumb. They know the talent of the cruisers, especially in relation to the "hosses". However, secretly, don't let it out, but I'd like to see EHMtestEHM get a push. And a belt.


You do realize that we're talking about the same higher ups that wanted to push Nash before he tore his quad? That want to push Bubba as a ME'er? That let guys like Kaz Hayashi, Elix Skipper, Jason Jett, and Mike Sanders go?
cactuspete
Blutwurst
Level: 35

Posts: 12/247
EXP: 256404
For next: 23534

Since: 22.9.02
From: Parts Unknown

Since last post: 4081 days
Last activity: 4080 days
#5 Posted on 30.9.02 1955.31
Reposted on: 30.9.09 1959.03
The cruiserweight title should be one of the last titles to dump. Cruiserweight is the most entertaining and exciting division in WWE, and is one of the main reasons Smackdown is a better show than RAW. The cruiser title means a lot more than the intercontnental title, tag team title, womens title, and even the RAW (Russo/Arquette) "world" title, which have all become props.

If the cruiser division was eliminated, the cruisers would become jobbers to the overrated heavyweigghts like Mark Henry and Big Show.
darkdragoon
Bockwurst
Level: 49

Posts: 58/537
EXP: 824462
For next: 59427

Since: 26.8.02

Since last post: 3645 days
Last activity: 3645 days
#6 Posted on 30.9.02 2029.17
Reposted on: 30.9.09 2032.34

    Originally posted by cactuspete
    The cruiserweight title should be one of the last titles to dump. Cruiserweight is the most entertaining and exciting division in WWE, and is one of the main reasons Smackdown is a better show than RAW. The cruiser title means a lot more than the intercontnental title, tag team title, womens title, and even the RAW (Russo/Arquette) "world" title, which have all become props.

    If the cruiser division was eliminated, the cruisers would become jobbers to the overrated heavyweigghts like Mark Henry and Big Show.



Like they aren't now? I can't even remember the number of times Tajiri jobbed to Rhyno and Test when he was champion.

Yeah, they need to have Jamie defend the title more, but they did the same (worse actually) with both Taka and Dean. Give Heyman a chance; he'll get them going eventually.
It's False
Scrapple
Level: 138

Posts: 188/6013
EXP: 31127326
For next: 535734

Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 6 hours
Last activity: 5 hours
#7 Posted on 1.10.02 0212.15
Reposted on: 1.10.09 0212.19
I sincerely hope they jumpstart the division soon, but I've said that VERY many times already. They're simply not taking the division seriously. Rey Mysterio was brought in to bring attention to the division and he's wrestling against Angle and Benoit (not that there's anything wrong with that) while Jamie Noble, Cruserweight champion, hasn't defended the title on PPV in months.

I say, wait and see how the Ultimo Dragon situation turns out before judging whether the title should be dumped.
acrid 2.0
Bauerwurst
Level: 24

Posts: 50/107
EXP: 73858
For next: 4268

Since: 24.6.02
From: Wassenaar, The Netherlands

Since last post: 120 days
Last activity: 2 days
#8 Posted on 1.10.02 0728.15
Reposted on: 1.10.09 0729.01
I disagree. The booking mix on Smackdown! is working for me, even if there's no Cruiserweight Title Matches.

Where does it say that they brought in Rey to highlight the division? He pretty much got staight into his feud with Angle upon arrival and it's all worked out pretty well. It may even help get the rest of the cruiserweights over as legit contenders for the heavyweights (should they decide to dump the division)

But I don't think they will and I don't think they should dump the belt.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: We hardly knew Ye.
Next thread: NWA TNA: Let us ponder..
Previous thread: Kane broke the rules!
(7896 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Dump the Cruiserweight Title?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.496 seconds.