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I was thinking out this scenario the other day and it seemed perfect. I have been less and less attracted to the whole wrestling scene knowing that their are two top champions for both shows under the same World Wrestling promotion. No matter how you break it down it just doesn't make sense. There can only be one "top guy" in any one promotion, the WWE. It would be history in this New Era.

Has a WWE Champion ever won the Royal Rumble? I think AJ Styles should make history. It was the PPV he debuted in originally. Why not keep the momentum going? Retain the WWE title at the Royal Rumble and then enter the match later that night. AJ Styles is the best wrestler in the world and so the main event at WM would be ideal for him. Not only that, but two titles are united and there is only one champion for all of the WWE. As for who he should face from the Raw Brand at WM? That's a whole other topic, but I do feel AJ Styles should win the Royal Rumble and then announce live on SD that he will challenge the Raw Universal Champion and unify both brands top titles and leave only one "Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship".
 

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My argument against one undisputed champion is simple.

Would you like to have less potential main event candidates to challenge for/win the main title in WWE? If yes, have an Undisputed title again. If not, keep things as they are.

The problem with having such a large roster and only one major title is that you wind up with the same 3 guys hovering around the title for so long that people who genuinely deserve that push end up stuck in the midcard until either one of the main eventers leaves or they do. The World title currently has Styles, Cena, Ambrose, Miz, Corbin, Ziggler, Orton, Bray in contention for it at any point in time if creative choose to push them in that direction while if you include the Raw roster too, the title would be stuck between Cena, Reigns, Rollins and possibly Styles and/or Owens with the former trio getting the most opportunities.
 

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Uhhh it's a pretty obvious argument...there's a reason we JUST UNIFIED THE BELTS THREE YEARS AGO! Having that one true top prize, that one true top guy, it makes it all the more sweeter when the guy you like or want gets there. Daniel Bryan winning the ONE TRUE BELT was one of the greatest moments ever. It would not have been the same if it were just the world belt, or the universal belt, or whatever.

It's legit the #1 reason why my signature remains as "the brand split sucks"
 

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Wasen't this happening before the brand split? I mean the only reason the brand split happened was to increase SD's revenue and viewership. And it worked. But I Don't really like the idea of two champions. Never have. Their should be one title, and one man. I mean to be the man, you got to beat the man. OR two men, or three. I mean I agree. When Daniel Bryan won. He truley won. He diddn't just win one of the titles. He wont all of the titles. He was the Undisputed Champion. Can you say Owens or Styles are Undisputed? Nope. This Brand Split was good, delevered its purpose. But I Think its time to unify the belts. Not that I See that happening any time soon.
 

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My argument against one undisputed champion is simple.

Would you like to have less potential main event candidates to challenge for/win the main title in WWE? If yes, have an Undisputed title again. If not, keep things as they are.

The problem with having such a large roster and only one major title is that you wind up with the same 3 guys hovering around the title for so long that people who genuinely deserve that push end up stuck in the midcard until either one of the main eventers leaves or they do. The World title currently has Styles, Cena, Ambrose, Miz, Corbin, Ziggler, Orton, Bray in contention for it at any point in time if creative choose to push them in that direction while if you include the Raw roster too, the title would be stuck between Cena, Reigns, Rollins and possibly Styles and/or Owens with the former trio getting the most opportunities.
That's the point. Ziggler doesn't belong at the top of either show's card. I would even argue Ambrose and Corbin as well. Ambrose still needs a heel turn. Miz is no longer top of the card material. The main event should never be this random and unqualified. These talents you have named are far overrated. The main event stars should consists of Styles, Cena, Orton, Rollins, Reigns, Owens, Balor, Samoa Joe, Nakamura, Lesnar and maybe Wyatt. That's plenty. A dozen stars is actually large for just one title. Those other stars you named are just main event jobbers. They are there for those 12 I named to defeat at PPV's. The mid card is supposed to be much larger than the main event card.
 

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I like the structure of the brand split in general, but there should be one world champ that travels between brands. That way, to be the world champ, you have to be the best/toughest on the roster, doing the most shows. And yeah, it might mean less chances at a world title, but that's a good thing. Just about everyone on the roster who is worth a damn is a former world champ, so it doesn't mean much.

My ideal world champ schedule:

Monday: Works Raw
Tuesday: Works SD
Wednesday: Raw brand house show
Thursday: Smackdown house show
Sundays monthly: PPV, whether single brand or dual. Champ defends on Raw PPVs and SD PPVs, so they have two feuds running simultaneously.

It's a bit of a throwback to the old school travelling world champions that used to go between territories, main eventing and defending the belt everywhere. Also, you wouldn't have to put the world champ on every house show- less wrestlers in the WWE title pool means the IC/US title scene can be built up as an attraction for each brand in its own right.
 

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I like the structure of the brand split in general, but there should be one world champ that travels between brands. That way, to be the world champ, you have to be the best/toughest on the roster, doing the most shows. And yeah, it might mean less chances at a world title, but that's a good thing. Just about everyone on the roster who is worth a damn is a former world champ, so it doesn't mean much.

My ideal world champ schedule:

Monday: Works Raw
Tuesday: Works SD
Wednesday: Raw brand house show
Thursday: Smackdown house show
Sundays monthly: PPV, whether single brand or dual. Champ defends on Raw PPVs and SD PPVs, so they have two feuds running simultaneously.

It's a bit of a throwback to the old school travelling world champions that used to go between territories, main eventing and defending the belt everywhere. Also, you wouldn't have to put the world champ on every house show- less wrestlers in the WWE title pool means the IC/US title scene can be built up as an attraction for each brand in its own right.
I was thinking that the Undisputed Champion would be on both shows. However, you can't have two title defenses going on at once. I think it's fair to say that if the Undisputed Champion is in a title match feud the next "star" from the opposite brand will have to wait and prove their worth in the mean time. Feuds may take some time and I ultimately think it should be up to the Champion to decide which brand's stars he will face.The choice as to which brand's stars he would face makes a ton of sense and brings a new dynamic to the table. That way he can be on both shows and not worry about having two feuds going on at the same time. Perhaps on one show the Undisputed Champion is in a non title feud with the Intercontinental Champion?
 

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I was thinking that the Undisputed Champion would be on both shows. However, you can't have two title defenses going on at once. I think it's fair to say that if the Undisputed Champion is in a title match feud the next "star" from the opposite brand will have to wait and prove their worth in the mean time. Feuds may take some time and I ultimately think it should be up to the Champion to decide which brand's stars he will face.The choice as to which brand's stars he would face makes a ton of sense and brings a new dynamic to the table. That way he can be on both shows and not worry about having two feuds going on at the same time. Perhaps on one show the Undisputed Champion is in a non title feud with the Intercontinental Champion?
Yeah I get that having two feuds might seem a bit clunky, but on the other side of that, how would you explain the IC champ getting wins over the undisputed champ? Like, "yeah, you pinned the champ on Smackdown clean, but it's Raw's turn." Would defeat the purpose of having the world champ on two shows, really, and make one look like the B show, at least for the month. Alternatively, the world champ always wins, which would be crap as well.
 

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I personally don't see the problem with what they're doing now. I mean the point of the brand split means that each show will have their own champion. Having just one wouldn't make sense and I think it messes with what the brand split was intended to do.
 

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Who gives a shit about that "Universal Championship" anyways? We all know it was created for the indy vanilla midget geeks like Balor, Owens & Zayn :lol The WWE Championship will always be considered as the legit one and that's just how it is - look at it's history which simply can't be taken away. It is and will forever be the most important world title in the wrestling business and Vince knows this and that's why he will always keep it's legacy alive!
 

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The only way I could swallow the concept of having 2 world champs is if the Universal belt is ditched & replaced with the Big Gold belt like it was a few years back BUT both belts must be booked to have equal prestige....not the way it was before WWE champion was clearly Number 1and the (Big gold belt) World Heavyweight championship was 1A.
 

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I agree with u op but it means less opportunities to other guys.

My boy AJ Styles never be the WWE Champion if there were no 2 top titles in company.
 

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I'm on the fence about how many World Championships WWE should have. In one case I believe a wrestling promotion should only ever have one world championship as the World Championship is supposed to be the best and most prestigious prize to win. Holding a World Championship should be the biggest moment of your career, but having two World Championships kind've ruins that because they're basically saying they're a two championships that are equally great. You can't have two championships that are No.1 because that ruins the purpose of a World Championship. It would be like having two runners in a race winning 1st place.

On the other hand, having two world championships allows WWE more flexibility in how the build top stars. They've proven in the past that having two world championships work because I remember what WWE was right when the brand split first started in 2002, and they created a lot of stars out of it. Brock Lesnar, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, JBL, John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista. Imagine what things would have been like if WWE had only one World Championship. So yes having two world championships is beneficial in creating more stars. With two world titles, I could see Bray Wyatt, The Miz, Nakamura, Samoa Joe, and Rusev win the title somewhere down the line.

I think it's fine having two world titles though. If it means bringing more guys into the main event, then why not. I just wish they would hav kept the old World Championship names, WWE Championship, and World Heavyweight Championship, because I don't like the Universal Championship very much.
 

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So many keep commenting on other stars not getting that chance. Who? Ziggler, Swagger, Sheamus, and countless others who really don't have "it" yet to be at the top of the card. I named a dozen main event stars in my earlier post. That's enough to keep the main card from getting stale in a year. AJ Styles one title, or two would be champion right now anyhow. He is a draw and fans all over the world know who he is and what he has accomplished.

May I also just throw out there that there should be only one set of World Tag Team Championship belts as well.
 
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