yeah that was worse, this year´s Summerslam is just a bit better butIt's been worse. Summerslam 2008 - "The second match of the evening was a "Winners Take All" mixed tag team match with the WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston and the WWE Women's Champion Mickie James putting their titles on the line against Santino Marella and Beth Phoenix."
Loving this idea. How about a system where anyone who successfully retains the IC Championship five times consecutively gets a WWE Championship shot? They could play it really close for some people (four straight defenses) too.I wrote this on the Summerslam IC title match thread: Grant the Intercontinental Champion a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at a certain point e.g the IC champion at the end of the year earns a WWE title match at the Royal Rumble. They can combine that with a ladder match at TLC for the IC championship, the winner essentially becomes #1 contender.
That way they can accomplish two things. It will actually mean something to be IC champion, it will truly be a stepping stone to becoming WWE Champion, or at least future main eventer. Second, if they absolutely need someone specific to be #1 contender at the Royal Rumble for storyline purposes, they can put him in the ladder match at TLC and win the IC championship first (hopefully not Cena). But as a rule, I would prefer the IC champion to hold onto it for a while before challenging for the WWE championship.
Ryback and Miz ARE jobbers and low carders who have been temporarily elevated. When Ryback drops the belt he will drop back down into low mid card oblivion and Miz has done nothing but float around the card and be used to give the lower mid-card something to do. WWE feels that Miz having held a title before gives him some credibility.Ryback defending the IC against The Miz and Big Show on Summerslam seems pretty lame but the truth is even more pathetic compared to other Summerslams, take for example Summerslam 2002 Rob Van Dam vs Chris Benoit or the Epic triple threat match between Edge Chris Jericho and Batista, all of those guys were true superstars and main eventers. Ryback and The Miz would be Jobbers or low carders in those shows.
The problem is that the WWE hates ranking systems, hell they hate counting for that matter, they probably think it's too confusing for the poor fans. That's why I went with a specific point in time system.Loving this idea. How about a system where anyone who successfully retains the IC Championship five times consecutively gets a WWE Championship shot? They could play it really close for some people (four straight defenses) too.