Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Amsterdam, NY
Re: A format to curb overexposure of superstars
If NXT 'took over' Smackdown, there would be no shortage of guys to pull off a Brand Split.
However, I think you could cut down on overexposure with a ranking system. The first week or two should be getting contenders named. Then a week of promos/run ins. Then some kind of brawl. Then PPV. Opponents never fought in the ring on free tv.
Expand the titles as mentioned by the original poster, and you could further cut down on overexposure.
You can still have grudge matches too. If you want Owens and Ambrose to have a 3-PPV program, have them fight and scheme to become contender AGAIN. Instead of assumed contendership because they don't like each other. You could put a pause on feuds this way too. Maybe Owens loses his contendership match after Rumble. Now Del Rio is facing Ambrose or whoever. Owens gets contendership between fast lane and Mania and the feud is rekindled. Becomes a bigger feud because it 'keeps' coming back up. Owens wins the title. Ambrose becomes contender AGAIN in a few months. Drive home that they're equals. Rivals.
Enough of big slow guys, 'da look,' and goofy catchphrases. Hated the Rock, Austin, etc... then. Hate Cena now.
Much respect for CM Punk, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Seth Rollins, Eddie Guerrero, Daniel Bryan, John Morrison/Johnny Mundo, Adrian Neville, Antonio Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and all of the other "Vanilla Midgets" who make these shows worth watching.