Originally Posted by dave 1981
It was because there wasn't many heels in WWE really in 1995 once Shawn Michaels turned face and WWE wanted to build some new ones although in hindsight King Mabel wasn't and was never going to be the way forward. Look at the roster back then and you can see WWE had Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Diesel and Razor Ramon all as faces whilst the only heels were Sid Vicious whilst he was around, Owen Hart, Yokozuna, Tatanka and IRS.
It's easy to look back and say "Well this would have been better." Even still, making a star out of Mabel? If it was because he was a big guy, why not go back to Yokozuna as the top heel. They had all the talent they needed to have a good year, but just flopped with it.
Bret Hart should have held the Title throughout the year, not Diesel. Feud with a heel British Bulldog (I know it came late 1995, but sooner). Another feud with Yokozuna (Think he could have been a better main event heel with Jim Cornette added to the mix, with Owen and Bulldog fueling the fire against Bret)