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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2016, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since WrestleMania Play. Why?

Since Wrestlemania 31, the WWE Champioship has gotten around at a Taylor Swift rate.

1) Seth cashes in to win it from Brock in a triple threat.
2) Vacant wins it
3) Roman wins it at Survivor Series 2015
4) Sheamus wins it
5) Reigns wins it back from Shameus
6) HHH wins it in the Royal Rumble match
7) Reigns gets his Mania coronation
8) Rollins wins it for two minutes
9) Dean wins it cashing in at MITB

Meanwhile the Tag titles have changed infrequently;
1) Brass Ring Club --> New Day
2) New Day --> Prime Time Players
3) Prime Time Players --> New Day

Same with the female championship:
1) Nikki Bella --> Charlotte
2) Charlotte W/Divas title --> Charlotte W/ Women's Championship

IC Championship
1) Bryan
2) Vacant
3) Ryback
4) Owens
5) Ambrose
6) Owens
7) Ryder
8) Miz

US Championship
1) Cena
2) Rollins
3) Cena
4) ADR
5) Kalisto
6) ADR
7) Kalisto
8) Rusev




The WWE title is supposed to be the premier title. Why is it being treated like Rosa Mendes in the locker room? Why are the Tag/Women's titles booked with HHH-esque Reign of Terrors? New Day/Nikki/Charlotte reigns got very stale.

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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

To be fair, Seth did have a long run with it when you look at it. The title wouldn't have changed hands so much after that if they didn't have an unhealthy obsession with having things come back around to Roman, and Roman's violation probably caused the changes at MITB.

Also keeps things fresh and exciting at times too i suppose. There's pros and cons with both long reigns and having it hot potato around.





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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

This is just another reason we need Dean to have a CM Punk type run!
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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

There is no Money in the Bank for the other titles which explains 2 to 3 of those world title reigns. Plus the Rumble was for the title so that's another reason why. When you think of the title changing in a singles match not including MITB cash-ins, you get Dean vs Reigns (SSeries), Sheamus vs Reigns (RAW), Triple H vs Reigns (WM32), and Seth vs Reigns (MITB), which is alright for a years time period.
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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

1) Seth cashes in to win it from Brock in a triple threat.
2) Vacant wins it
3) Roman wins it at Survivor Series 2015
4) Sheamus wins it
5) Reigns wins it back from Shameus
6) HHH wins it in the Royal Rumble match
7) Reigns gets his Mania coronation
8) Rollins wins it for two minutes
9) Dean wins it cashing in at MITB

When you break this down, all of it basically happened one reason or the other, because of desperately trying to get Roman Reigns over, or compensating for his failures to get over. Rollins holding the belt was so he could drop it to Reigns, which is why Ambrose didn't win it from Rollins when it made all the sense in the world. Sheamus won the belt because audiences loathed Roman winning it and they thought "We just need a heel to win it, so then he can win it against a heel!! Not just any heel, but the worst guy ever!!" When that didn't work, HHH had to win it to do the SAME thing they did with Sheamus/Roman all over again, which AGAIN didn't work The main event scene for the last two years has been one long cycle of Roman Reigns FAILING.

The midcard/women belts matter less because those performers matter less to anyone in charge. There's probably people in the back who don't even know who the IC/US champs are. They gave up on the women's division the moment they realized creating Ronda Rousey wasn't going to be as simple as a Stephanie McMahon promo declaring this the "revolution".
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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

1 - New Day is burying every tag team.
2 - IC changed hands 15 timea in 2 years.
3 - US title.. Wait, this title still exist?

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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

Well, there was a lot of weirdness that went down during late last year to now.

Rollins held the title 8 months before vacating, then it got crazy. Roman won it, lost it 5 minutes later. Got it back a month later, lost it a month later just so he can get it back at WrestleMania. And then the final two title changes were a result of Roman’s suspension.

Rollin’s injury certainly through a monkey wrench into things. But it all came down to having too many mouths to feed. Sheamus had the MITB, so they felt like they had to give him the belt. They wanted Roman to be the guy, but for story purposes they felt like he need to hold the title twice and then lose it twice just so he could have his big moment at Mania.

And then Reigns’ suspension triggered the last two title changes. So in this whole scenario, it really comes down to Reigns status. They wanted him to be the guy holding the title at Mania but because of the surrounding circumstances he ended up holding the title twice very limited time. And now with his suspension, he’s had 3 reigns with the longest only being 2 ˝ months.

It certainly looks messy but the title being hot potatoed around isn’t the worst thing that could happen.

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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

The only real weird/messy thing is that Sheamus/Reigns/HHH period. Because it was SO fucking awful. They were so desperate at that point to try and get Roman cheered. HHH should have never won the title or been on TV. Roman should have went into Mania as champ. But no, everything involving Reigns HAS to be a manipulation, and that's what it ended up being. "Derp, they didn't like Roman vs. Sheamus but HHH is greatest heel ever right!! He'll get him cheered! So lets just pretend Roman/Sheamus never happened and have HHH hijack that storyline!" It was so, so bad. And it's why Roman is on pace to win the belt like 5 or 6 times in a year
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Re: The WWE Championship has changed hands more than the IC, Tag, and Women's titles since Wrestlemania Play. Why?

Had to build Roman's bona fides as a top level guy by building his career stats. He should have had his initial title win and kept it until the loss to Rollins.
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Because there's nothing even resembling a plan
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