I just saw this on wrestlezone.com and I hope its totally a joke. I don’t agree with this at all. I don’t think its an issue with the Tag Team Championship or with the just announced Women’s/Diva’s Championship unification; both because there just aren’t enough roster members to fill both of those divisions. But the main event and upper mid card have plenty of people and would have no problems filling out the those two divisions.
Honestly, they’ve tried this before back in 2001/2002/2003 and they immediately went back to multiple PPVs. Maybe they should start putting together a couple of their singles guys and keep them as tag teams. Maybe they should not “future endeavor” their hardest working Divas. I mean, the IC/United States championship could be fought after by multiple amounts of people but it isn’t because they only cater to the PPV audience that isn’t there anymore. Instead of trying to use the IC/US championships as the spring board that it should be to the next level it gets tossed on someone and forgotten for months on end. Go back and look at the history of the US championship and see how many of those reigns you actually remember. And I’m not talking about the ones prior to the WWE version of the belt, I mean from WWE on. Go check it out!Â The same goes for the IC championship.
I also feel like moving the IC and Women’s belts from Raw to Smackdown has greatly diminished their credibility. Whereas the WWE and the World Championship could interchange back and forth, as they have, I feel like both the IC and Women’s were known to Raw, now that they are exiled to Smackdown, they have been forgotten. That’s simply my opinion. I guess that’s mostly because I really only watch Raw and allow my knowledge of Smackdown to come from reading spoilers on wrestling dirt sheets or podcasts.
I have always felt that the Diva’s Championship has been completely unnecessary but also led to the viewers being deprived of the Cruiser Weight Division. Granted the CW division wasn’t really shinning to begin with, but at least it gave all the smaller, thinner guys something to battle over. I also always felt that the CW championship would have found a home on the ECW on Sci-Fi/SyFy show simply because they could have made the show the show where the Cruiser Weights could have done whatever. Instead of making three cookie cutter shows they could have allowed ECW to be something special. And I for one miss the show. But, as always, I digress. Getting back to the Diva’s Championship, I always felt like it cheapened the Women’s belt, especially once it moved into virtual obscurity on Smackdown.
But, seeing how WWE has been dumping its Divas recently (Maria, Mickie James, Serena) I can see why they would want to unify the belts and have the Champion bounce back and forth, as I would see why they would want to do the same to the Tag Championship. But I cannot for the life of me see why they would want to do that with the IC/US and the World/WWE championships.