I love this time of year. Holiday celebrations, food, family and wrestling. How could this not be the most wonderful time of the year?
[adinserter name=”366 left”]Last week, we saw a unified champion declared and a continued budding feud between old foes continue. We saw Vince McMahon on screen for ratings and we now see the continued development of tag teams, the eventual split of The Shield and the potential end of a great feud in The Miz and Kofi Kingston.
The WWE wanted to move forward and it seems as though the company will eat the mare problems that exist from this year and try to change everything with a new look, a new mantra and the hope that older rivalries and in ring hatred can turn to gold again.
If the WWE is going to have a banner year in 2014, these things need to happen.
Stephanie McMahon stabs Triple H in the back
It is bound to happen. It seems the more the COO of the WWE talks, the more his wife wants to steal the spotlight.
It’s nothing new for Stephanie McMahon as a member of the most acclaimed wrestling family in history, but the move would ensure more excitement for the fans and the company. The split in power could begin after WrestleMania with McMahon siding with Randy Orton and Trips finding his own “warrior” to fight the cause. John Cena, Wade Barrett and Sheamus come to mind.
Since the WWE did not seem to think out the unified title change this idea must be slow played so it works to the advantage of Triple H, not the first family in wrestling.
Daniel Bryan and John Cena join forces, then feud
When a feud between two faces is hatched, the hope is perfection in the delivery in the ring and in promotional work. I am hoping this is why the WWE moved directly to a Bryan/Cena/Randy Orton confrontation. Could this mean a Cena heel change?
The angle between Cena and Bryan was masterful before SummerSlam, which is why I am all for a friendship that works itself into a rivalry. Randy Orton is the best heel in the WWE since the World Title was put on Mark Henry. A Cena/Bryan battle at WrestleMania would be huge.
The Tag Teams Need to be Front and Center
The WWE did a great job of making tag teams a priority in 2013. That needs to continue through 2014. With seven or eight teams that can carry the straps and make a long run in the company, this is now a stable part of the company and a solid part of programming with each show.
Changes are in the works for the WWE in the coming year. A potential split with The Shield, The Wyatts becoming more of a factor and what I predict to be a break up with the Rhodes Brothers, there is plenty to like with the biggest improvement of the WWE in 2013.
At some point The Real Americans should be champions – much like the Russians were in the NWA – as the most hated tag team in wrestling.
Mid card titles must remain alive
[adinserter name=”366 right”]Dean Ambrose and Big E Langston hold the United States and Intercontinental Titles. The mid card may be the best it has been in years. If there is a true shift in programming where Main Event and SmackDown showcase the likes of Ambrose, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and The Miz, then make these titles front and center on the radar of the fans consciousness.
Tito Santana, Pedro Morales, Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage wore the belts proudly and proved they could get a lot of mileage out of them by leading to a stepping stone to greater things.
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