Re: At what point does a title reign start becoming too long?
Business-wise, there are several different reasons, but as a fan, I'd say when the crowd stops giving a shit or the reign gets too stale.
For a good, recent illustration, Juxtapose Jinder's WWE title reign with JBL's WWE title reign. JBL always had strong heat as WWE champion, the character evolved from a "Fuck you I'm rising by myself whether you like it or not" character to a "Fuck you, I'm on top and I've got endless backup to ensure I stay that way" character. Alongside that evolution, booking kept finding different little ways for JBL to juuuust escape with the title, be it JBL's Cabinet, Heidenreich messing with Taker, or JBL getting chokeslammed through the ring vs. Show. Conversely, Jinder's crowd reaction died once the seemingly mythological meme became reality and his character never evolved one iota.
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