Can a true mid-card save the WWE?


Hey guys. Welcome to another one of our late night chats. It’s one of those nights where sleep and the feeling of cold weather are overtaken by my wrestling thought process. Please excuse the late night interruption (it is almost midnight after all).

[adinserter block=”1″]I do not mean to harp on one subject, butt eh idea of Daniel Bryan being shoved down to the mid card and asking him to continue to produce great matches night after night is like asking Ric Flair to only give you half a match and leave out his “Stylin and Profilin” is you get my drift.

But in the sense of fairness, I see the thought process of the WWE and while I am not a fan of what the suggestion is by the higher ups in the company, I seem them working their hamster wheel, hoping that a change in the structure of the company will get the WWE back to its roots.

So in the interest of that fairness that I spoke of a paragraph ago, I dare ask – “Can the mid card save the WWE?”

Daniel Bryan is the single most electric wrestler in the company, but his size, stature and his gimmick, although perfect for him really does fit a mid-card wrestling program. He could help revive the second tier and in doing so, get himself back into title contention right around time for WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans.

Want to know more? Here is what I am talking about.

Right now, it would appear the WWE and more specifically Vince McMahon and Triple H are back peddling a bit to the concept of “bigger is better.” That is why Randy Orton, Kane, Big Show, Big E and John Cena are in the title scene. It is also why Mark Henry, Sheamus and Wade Barrett will all benefit from the moves by the “Authority” once they return to the ring from injuries and redesign.

Add Damien Sandow and Roman Reigns once he is given the big push he is rumored to get, and you have a pretty good “heavyweight division.”

Now, here is where it gets interesting…

Bryan, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz and others can all wrestle in the mid card and help revive the struggle wrestling promotion

The idea of Bryan and Dean Ambrose or The Miz and Ziggler or Seth Rollins and CM Punk and others like R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Kofi Kingston and other middleweights added to the list make for more interest. The diversity and potential is much greater. They are the wrestlers who steal the show at a pay-per-view event and they are the ones who make us believe the “suspension of disbelief.”

It might also mean the door could open for other titles to be used and challenged for, making the need for more competition – yes something the other promotion on Thursday night preaches on a regular basis despite everything that appears to be to gloom and doom over there. At least they are consistent with giving the fans exactly what they want.

If more competition from the mid card means more matches and more feuds, then maybe the third hour of Raw was worth it after all. The staleness will be lifted. That, my friends, is what wrestling is supposed to be – like matters all over again.

I am used to seeing matches where Ricky Morton is selling for Ric Flair, Mike Graham is getting over by wrestling Dory Funk, Jr., and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard are making the Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) look like they are performing ballet.

[adinserter block=”2″]Maybe a move like this – relying on the mid card, is the WWE’s chances at a masterpiece.

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  1. Good concept but the WWE creative team will never be able to pull something like that off. They are terrible at building up guys. And unless your name is Del Rio you don’t stay in the championship picture very long (obviously I’m not including John Cena in that statement).


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