what's going to happen to the US Title? It seems like they might have a tournament. Suzuki, Reigns, Haas, Booker & Cena might all be in the hunt. Although who know, they might be settling Cena vs Angle up for Summerslam. Anyways, I think over the next month we should get some exciting Smackdowns with the title changes and Angle & Big Show returning.
If Angle is facing Guerrero at SummerSlam as rumoured (411), I would expect a Cena vs. Reigns match there for the US title in a tournament final. As much as I don't wanna see Luther in that spot, it's as close as they can get to a Cena vs. GM Angle match as they can do if Angle himself faces Eddie.
I like tournaments, because with the booking on Smackdown, I could see them giving it to Rey or even Chavo. I do think they are trying to move Cena away from the belt, so he can go the next level, I'd wait for WM 21 just so the fans can go happy. My problem with the US title is they didn't do it right. WCW had the stipulation if you won the US title, you got a World Title shot that is something I want to see restored. I think its a bad move to have Kurt face Eddie when he really does owe a job to Cena.
Originally posted by mikebukI don't think Cena would get in a tournament for the vacant title, or him being stripped of it would be a waste of time.
I'd think a tournament would be held leading upto Summerslam, with the final being held at the event itself.
I'd see the usual suspects of Booker T, Rene Dupree, RVD (and any other wrestlers whose names rhyme !) along with Luther Reigns. He gets away with those earrings well.
A bit Pat Butcher, if anyone non-UK here was seen Eastenders !
Well, Hogan was in the tournament for his vacated World Title, as were both Andre and DiBiase (the other two principals in the events leading up to the tournament). So, it's not entirely unheard of for this to happen.
Personally, I'd sort of like to see them do what TNA did to crown the NWA champion. Either that, or do some sort of round-robin setup where it's 2 points for a win by pinfall or submission and 1 point for DQ or count-out (or 1 point for both guys if the match is a no-contest/double count-out). They could set the whole thing up in the weeks leading up to Summerslam with Booker T, Cena, RVD, Rene Dupree, Luther Reigns and Kenzo Suzuki, and the two top scorers could have the deciding match (US Title final) at Summerslam itself.
I'd love it if Smackdown got the Final Four on the Summerslam PPV. But unfortunately, since Rey is holding cruiserweight gold, he will probably not be in the tournament, although the storyline of him seeking double gold would be a nice one. Chavo BELONGS in the US Title hunt, though...
Originally posted by madiqI'd love it if Smackdown got the Final Four on the Summerslam PPV. But unfortunately, since Rey is holding cruiserweight gold, he will probably not be in the tournament, although the storyline of him seeking double gold would be a nice one. Chavo BELONGS in the US Title hunt, though...
I think Rey should belong in the US title hunt. He's proven that he can pretty much go with anyone.
Myself, I'd like to see him drop the Cruiserweight title to Jamie Noble. Then have Rey move on to the US title.
I would say the usual 8-Man Tournament would be the best idea with Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Rene Dupree, Billy Gunn, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Kenzo Suzuki, Luther Reigns, and Charlie Haas with a PPV Final featuring Booker T vs. Charlie Haas.
Aside from a decent (yet watered down rap) from Cena and letting Shelton Benjamin shine tonight, nothing too noteworthy on Smackdown. I did notice, however, Charlie Haas's tribute to his late brother Russ on his wrist tape. That was really sweet.