So is this title going to be defended more than once a month? Will the winner of Austin/Taker fight the winner of H/H on Monday, or do we have to wait another month for a title match? Having the title defended once a month seems to make the number one contendership seem a lot more important, but that's really about it. Maybe this has already been addressed and I missed it, but everyone seems to be under the impression that the winner of Austin/Taker goes on to the next ppv.
I think they said it would be at the next PPV, but I could be wrong. And personally I like the whole few defenses thing. I could see myself very happy with one defense per month on each show, and one PPV defense.
"You used it to shove your miserable daughter down our throats week in and week out...not anymore!" - Ric Flair gives me hope, Raw 3/18/02
"I thought it was cool how HHH just tossed Jericho out of the ring and made him vanish, possibly into another dimension, at the end of the match." - Dr. Unlikely says the funniest thing I've ever read on Wienerville.
As long as the title's defended at least once a month, I've got no problem with it personally. And in the interim, the champ's out cutting promos, running the occasional non-title match or tag-team match, and staying in the spotlight. I've got no problem with that.
It's when the champ wins the belt and disappears for a few months, returning and still being champion, that I get pissed. That's why I used to loathe Hulk Hogan.
“If there's anything I hate, it's a loud-mouthed Canadian with blonde hair who dresses like a rock star... except you, you're cool.”
--Kurt Angle to Chris Jericho, Smackdown 4/11/2002
The 8-person tag would have served as a buffer between UT/Punk & the lesser two main events. It gives the crowd a chance to breathe, reset a bit and be able to enjoy the the last two matches a bit more.