I just posted on another thread about the Intercontinental Title being essentially worthless... I mean, it's not, but at the same time, it's like it just went down to where the European Title was and still is now, a place that is looking for importance.
[CHEAP PLUG] See, in my co-owned e-fed, which I will not name because unlike the brackets would like you to know, I'm really not trying to plug, I am trying to get a point across, the first time we ran the fed, and this time, we did something at the beginning called the Championship Gauntlet.
When the fed started, both times [currently in the second time starting, first week results up tonight...] there were no titles. None. The first three or four weeks involved 12 or 16 [depending on which time opening] guys having singles matches, and then there was a week with those guys having tag matches. All of this had points given to it, or taken away, based on the results of the matches.
And then came the PPV, aptly named Championship Gauntlet. At the beginning there was a battle royal of ALL 12/16 participants of the Gauntlet over the weeks, and the winner got a lot of points, and the people eliminating others got points. The winner, at the end of the night, faced the man with the most points over the weeks of the Gauntlet to establish the fed's first Heavyweight Champ. It put meaning into the belt because not only did the fed develop the characters long enough for the fans to get a hold of them, but made sure everyone had to work to get the title.
No matter what happened to that title afterwards, it still had that "really had to be earned" feel, to whoever had it won at the Gauntlet.
Now let's apply that to the fed, but in a more realistic setting that would fit. Would anyone here be against the King of the Ring tournament being for the IC Title? Instead of bullshitting and prolonging the push of the King, why not have his push really start as he wins?
Anyone want to add their thoughts? I'd love to see them
Better ideas are quite welcome as well
I realize resurrecting an old thread is cruel and 'illegal', but I really would like to see someone else's thoughts on this. Hey, if you're going to tell me I'm overthinking it, I want to see that too...
---=---:---=--- [Look up a line] Wow, that belt looks like crap... I'll take it and carry it around for years and see if people can take it away from me... What? What was that? You mean even THIS belt doesn't matter! What? I'm insulted! Get away from me you... you... defiler!
For my money, wrestling today is a lot better than the 1997-2001 Austin era. But that's all determined by taste and personal preference. As far as the classic Survivor Series format goes, we see the obligatory 6-man or 8-man tag at least once per show.