Originally Posted by antoniomare007
You've watch a lot of puro over the years. It shocks me that you think putting the belt on KENTA is gonna make any difference. He's still over as hell, but he ain't no hot act. He's been main eventing for over a year now and he's no different than any other guy they have. Him as champion is not gonna change that (the same way that it didn't with Sugi, Go and Shima).
With the state of their roster, the only thing that can help them is an invasion angle or an interpromotional feud.
NOAH did the right thing putting the title on Go and moving Suggy to the heavyweight scene. What messed it up was the atricious booking. Go ended up looking like a chump dropping in his match against Sugiura and that was the beginning of their downfall. The Big Boss should of been Go's rival, not his superior. By the time Go got the belt back, he was damaged goods and been proved a false ace aka false prophet. He had so many things he could of done in his first reign(Kensuke, Kobashi, and a rematch for Akiyama who never lost in his reign) but they butchered his AND Sugiura's reign so bad. Sugiura should of never broken Kobashi's reign and went on that long. He was having matches with nobodies like freaking Trevor Murdoch! During the 2009 - 2011, the big three should of been Shiozaki, Sugiura, and Morishima with KENTA slowly sneaking in.
This could be the first reign in a while that actually breaks the mold for them. It's a fresh and new Champion that seems like he can actually lose. Don't book KENTA in matches he obviously going to win. Make it look hard. No one gives a fuck about Saito and Yone. The Fuji matches have been played out. Book him against Kensuke. There may actually be lots of money in a KENTA/Maybach feud. Outsiders like the Laughter7 and if they could get it, Nakamura match would be hot. Not saying the sky is the limit...just that this could be the break NOAH needs if they actually handle it right. They finally have a guy the crowd legitmately cares about (Morishima was really grasping for straws but emotional connection just wasn't there) and he is in a scenerio that peaks interest. I really hope they don't mess this up.