I know a title like IC/US have just been seen as a title for the mid card division, but why can't WWE have the bigger name stars also going for those titles?
They want to improve the division, but don't want to have guys in the division that'll improve it. It makes no sense(that'd be like wanting to buy something,but not wanting to spend money to buy it).
I know some people might say something like "if ___ is in the __ title scene, it means less mid card guys will be in title picture", but really, don't people think that WWE is at a point, where they should at least experiment with this?
I'm sure more people would care about something like Orton vs Cesaro in a US title feud, over Cesaro-Khali or something like that. Individual superstars aren't the ones who make people watch, it's the overall show.
Just like in sports. People don't tune in to see a single team(assuming they're not fans of the team), just cause that team has 1-2 good players on it, they'd tune into cause that team has good overall players.
I'd rather see a PPV where we'd have 4-5 matches with top(or close to top) stars in it, over 2-3 just loaded with all the stars in them.
It's strange that the champions are looked upon as the cream of the crop, but those in contention for the higher belts mean more than the lower champions.
Obviously, there are no weight classes unless predetermined rules are stated so they have to make their champions look strong without being equal, which doesn't make sense. We've all seen a top card guy go against the Inter-Continental champion, and as soon as the announcers say non-title you know that the guy who's usually higher up the card is more than likely to win as they can't have them lose, yet it's non-title because the belt is beneath him. It doesn't make sense to have the match in that case.
There have been people contending for the lower titles after world title wins, The Miz and Christian, and to a lesser extent Dolph Ziggler in recent years. I can remember reading that the reason Triple H won the IC title in around 2001 when it was the Brothers of Destruction feuding with him and Austin in the Two Man Power Trip, was simply as a reward for letting somebody defeat him clean. THAT, this type of thing, is what makes the titles look like jokes when the bigger star wins them.
I can see why it seems like a better idea to give the lower titles to bigger stars, but as they aren't considered equal they should be used to elevate talent and used as the next step up. Something I was expecting after Cody Rhodes has such a solid, by recent standards, run as IC champ.