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Region or Weight Class???

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    Votes: 10 55.6%

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Do you prefer titles that are weight classes (heavyweight, Cruiser weight, Light Heavy, etc...) or do you like titles that have regions (World, Intercontinental, US, European, US, etc...)??? I prefer regional titles. While the cruiser weight title was nice, I feel like it created a glass ceiling for everyone in the division while regional titles like the US title didn't do that. I'd like to know your opinion on this.
 

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Welcome To The Jungle
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When you're a cruiserweight in the WWE, you have a glass ceiling whether there's a cruiserweight belt or not
 

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There's literally no difference.

The only weight limit ever put on was the cruiser weight belt. None of the other titles have a restriction and none of the regional belts ever had restrictions. It's just a name to the WWE.


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Regions because the whole weight class things doesn't really work in pro wrestling. It's not like in MMA or Boxing where fighters/boxer are put into different weight classes and fight primarily for the designated belt. But in with regions it's a very vague term which implies anyone can challenge for the title. This is important because the World Title will always be the No.1 belt so a wrestler's main ambition should be to win it.
 

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I honestly think they both sort of suck. I think they should be like this:

Top title: Universal Title
Midclass : World Title
Other Midclass: Global Title
Tag Team : Keep current name
Diva's Title : Woman's Title
(Woman's Tag Title introduced)
 

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I don't understand the point of regional titles. Like yeah, the US title means less than the World title, but... why? There's no practical difference whatsoever. That said, weight classes in WWE are pointless too due to the limited number of performers in the lower ones. Plus you end up with a Rey Mysterio situation...
 

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I honestly think they both sort of suck. I think they should be like this:

Top title: Universal Title
Midclass : World Title
Other Midclass: Global Title
Tag Team : Keep current name
Diva's Title : Woman's Title
(Woman's Tag Title introduced)
Universal, World, and Global are basically bigger regions, but idk i'm just asking for your opinion.
 

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Weight classes in wrestling I think is too over the top. It doesn't make sense like it does with actual sport. Can you imagine the casuals knowing which weight class Reigns was in and thus who he could and could not fight for the belt. It would just be far too difficult to get it to work.

What really gets me is when someone like Rey Mysterio wins the world HEAVYWEIGHT championship. That's just stupid. That's why it makes sense to have a cruiserweight belt for the smaller guys, cos honestly, as people have said above, you are not going to get WWEWHT matches right now at 150-190 pounds.

The whole weight thing in WWE is totally messed up anyway. They use "billed" weights instead of actual weights. On NXT this week Bull Dempsey was announced as 299 and 3/4 pounds... wtf???
 

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I prefer a credible titles, but WWE aren't have them right now.
 

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I'm actually going to go with weight class. There's actually restrictions on them, so you get different styles of matches like in the cruiserweight division. The X division title in TNA was great too for the most part, due to the more high octane nature of the matches, although it didn't really have a weight limit as such, there were specific skill sets required to compete in the division which made it fun to watch.

Regional championships actually make little difference. ANYONE can compete for the US title for example, whether it's Kalisto, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Big Show... anyone. This makes them just lite versions of the WWEWHC.
 

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AS long as the WWE treat the heavyweight championship as the top belt that means something weight classes are useless in this company.

The top drawing belts in the UFC are the 145 pound featherweight championship and the 135 pound bantamweight women's championship.

The two biggest stars in boxing for the last 10 years are welterweights.

That would NEVER be allowed to happen in the WWE, they would bury every other belt to make sure only the heavyweight belt would be THE championship.
 

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Weight classes don't really make sense in pro wrestling. Say you allowed only heavyweights to compete for the world title, how many guys would you actually watch in that division?

Though New Japan maintains the distinction between a Heavyweight and Jr Heavyweight quite well, but it's presented more as a sport so it wouldn't work in the WWE. Guys aren't that large or roided up anymore for the most part.


A World Title, Intercontinental/US, Tag Team and Women's is fine. You can add the Hardcore title with the 24*7 rule though, it will make the weekly product much more fun. Give that belt to Dean Ambrose and let him rule that division.
 
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