The WWE has gone title crazy this week. At last night’s NXT tapings, the company announced that they were finally going to introduce a mid-card title into the mix (believe it or not, I had to change plans for this entire article because of that!) at NXT Takeover: New Orleans and rumours went around earlier in the week that the company would be adding tag team titles to the 205 Live brand.
There is a train of thought among some fans that adding too many titles to the roster would devalue the championships, and that’s a fair point. However, with the WWE currently having such a big roster, adding a few new titles to the mix does at least allow several superstars to be used who would otherwise just get forgotten by creative.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at three other titles the WWE could introduce as their roster continues to grow, and who would be the ideal candidates to hold those belts.
Perhaps now more than ever, the WWE has a whole array of international talent at their disposal. The introduction of the UK title last year really highlighted the WWE’s desire to reach out to newer territories and bring in some of the best talents from around the globe. The introduction of a belt exclusive to those stars would be a great way of highlighting WWE’s diverse talents. The likes of Shinsuke Nakamura, Rusev, Sheamus, Finn Balor, Drew Mcintyre and many others could compete for this belt and make it feel like a legitimate title to win within the company.
It could serve as a nice belt for the upper mid-card, and even elevate some of the younger talents within the company, especially the likes of Pete Dunne, who seems destined for big things on the main roster. The belt could also be the company’s first inter-brand belt. With the company doing away with single branded PPVs after this year’s Wrestlemania, it would provide fans with at least one inter-brand match on every show. There is, of course, the possibility of defending it around the world on various shows, but the idea of allowing their bigger superstars to compete elsewhere still feels like a million years away.
Who should Win It: Rusev
Rusev is one of the most over superstars on the WWE roster right now, and having him hold the title would be a great way to reward him for all of his recent work. He also has a great record of making belts appear legitimate, and is arguably never better than when he is rampaging through the mid-card title scene.