The WWE network is something of a mixed bag. While there are a lot of terrible programs on there, the network has also allowed the WWE a chance to experiment with new divisions and give younger, fresher stars a chance to shine for the company.
One of the best things that the network has introduced over the last year is their network exclusive tournaments. The Cruiserweight classic was an absolute gem, and while the resulting 205 Live has gone down like a lead balloon, the initial tournament was something very special, and something they should definitely look at repeating.
The UK tournament, for the UK title, was a bonafide success, introducing the WWE to the likes of Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne, two stars who have gone on to give us arguably the best match of the year in WWE so far.
Finally, there is the Mae Young Classic, which debuted on the network two weeks ago, after Summerslam. The tournament has been a great showcase for women’s wrestling and has given us some future stars to look out for. The final, which is yet to air, is likely to be a great match as well, and will likely serve as a launching pad for both women’s careers and a likely NXT Women’s Championship reign.
The tournaments have been a huge success, and the company is likely to invest in more of them over the coming few years. With such a wealth of talent available from all around the world- now is the perfect time for them to scout out tomorrow’s superstars and give us some more excellent wrestling. Let’s take a look at four possible tournaments the WWE could hold over the next 12 months.
Tag Team Tournament
WWE’s tag team division is not in a good place at the moment. Despite the strength and depth of the current roster, there appears to be a serious lack of tag team talent on the rosters, with only about 4 teams being serious title contenders on each brand.
That problem is going to come to a breaking point soon, and with such an array of talent available from all corners of the globe, the company would be stupid not to at least consider bringing them in for a tournament.
Tag team tournaments have always proved fruitful in the WWE and dedicated a whole network special to one could prove to a massive hit.
As they have done with both the Mae Young Classic and the Cruiserweight Classic, the company could also reach out to some former tag teams to participate, helping to drive up interest from the WWE universe, and give us some familiar faces to root for.