Now first off, everyone complains about how long HHH has held the WCW Cham...Raw World Ti...World Heavyweight Title and how he got it (me too).
And some people are getting pissed that Jeff Jarrett has held the NWA Title for a while.
Both cases can be made, and have been made, that they got the titles thanks to either their girlfriend or dad.
So anyway, I don't get XPW in my area, so I sometimes stop by their website to see whats going on. And every damn day I see that Shane Douglas still has the XPW World TItle.
I like Shane but how long has he held the XPW title? And if he ahs held for a long time like I think he has, and I know he is XPW's head booker, why doesn't someone complain about him holding the title for so long like they do HHH and Jarrett?
XPWho? Only heard of them, never seen a match...I guess I could care less. As far as holding championships. HHH could stand to drop it more. Jarrett represents the NWA well. I mean the NWA techincally has more prestiege if you don't link it to the WCW chaos. Infact look at past Five champions...
Shin'ya Hashimoto Dan Severn Ken Shamrock Ron Killings Jeff Jarrett
Four out of the last five were on a national level with the WWF/E So I can't really complain at how the NWA title is used due to the broken history with it in the 90's
I just hope that the title does not become an NWATNA exclusive commodity. One of the things that I liked about the NWA title during the 90's was that while it did not have the panache about it that the WCW and WWF titles had, it was in fact defended around the world.
Personally I think long title reigns is a GOOD thing. Shane and Jarrett are probably both the best choice for holding the World Title in their federations. Maybe Jarrett did get it because of his dad but even if his dad wasn't there then he would be atleast a contender for the World Title for a good majority of the time. As for Triple H, maybe there are other people who would be as good a champion as him but like I said before I like long title reigns, so I don't mind.
Didn't ol man Jarrett run USWA along with Hales? I only think baby Jarrett had that title like 4 time. Lawler had it 30 odd times. Maybe not the best of comparisons, but Jeff Jarrett is probably the best man for the job right now, as he is the most over and well known. We will see, depends on how long it lasts.
Don't need religion, dont need no friends, I got all I want I don't need to pretend, dont try to reach my cause I'd tear up your mind, I seen the future and I left it behind.--Supernaught
I think long title reigns with a heel are nails in any promotions' coffin. The longer the heel has the belt the less interest there is in watching the program. The fans get pissed, because he beats certain faces that are over. Another case is that a long title run is supposed to make a weak champ look strong, I don't so.
Case in point, Kurt's first run with the title saw a number of people job to get him over, Rock, Taker, HHH, Austin and Jericho during PPVs or heavily hyped matches on Raw. Jericho and Taker at that time should have beaten him, because Kurt wasn't ready. I did like the fact that Kurt was the only underdog champion, but it doesn't work for a heel, because everyone knows he'll find a way to cheat to win. From my perspective too, I saw a number of fans leave over Kurt being champ, because he wasn't ready for it. If you look at the ratings when he beat Rock for the title there is a decrease till Rock got the title back at No Way Out.
The fans want a face to have a long title run, Rock is the only face to have the title for longer then two months and that was in 2000. Every face has dropped in one month or less. The fans want someone like Brock to have the belt for awhile like they wanted Austin to have the belt forever in 1998-99. Remember when business is good is when a face has the belt for a long time. If you want a clear indication go to the Raw after any face wins the belt you can see a large pop in the ratings. When the heel wins there is a decrease or no change. Fans want long face title runs not long heel title runs.
I do concede that if your dad or girlfriend or you book and you get the title then you are using your position to get yourself over. Jarrett is not a household name, I'm sorry he is a mid-carder for life. TNA's best champion has been Ron Killings, because he was fresh and new as was the company. There is about ten guys right now on TNA including Raven, D-Low, AJ styles, Killings, Kid Kash, Jerry Lynn who would make for better champions, yet Jeff is still the champ. I feel the pain for the TNA guys, because when Jarrett first came in it looked like he would not be possessed by the allure of a title belt, but he has gone straight Gollum since he got it.
A Fan- If want more proof like at Raw's ratings since HHH has been champ. I rest my case.
Please! Ron Killings, AJ Styles, Kid Kash and Jerry Lynn are better champions than Jeff Jarrett? That is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while. Even D'Lo is a stretch in my opinion. Jeff Jarrett carried WCW on his back for the last year atleast and before you say look where that got the WCW, it wasn't his fault that they had nobody else for him to wrestle. He wrestled multiple times a night on many occasions, was willing to job (Booker T would still be a mid carder if he didn't), and he had the most entertaining interviews and feuds. Truth is he was a more fitting champion in WCW than Booker T was, and still would be a better champion in WWE than Booker T or RVD which everybody wants. If anything he's ABOVE the TNA Title.
Don't get me wrong i'm not saying Jarrett should be champion for life, I don't mind AJ, Killings and the others getting a run with the title, but to say any of them are better than Jarrett is just ludicrous.
he wasn't wearing a mask, but I didn't figure WWE had a lot of 5' tall guys running around. I wasn't really close to him but when he turned around it sure looked like the little guy I used to see on WCW but without the horns.