The World Title Benefit
At one point I heard an old school booker say that the WWE did it right when they only had three titles because it allowed for a narrow spotlight. But when they chose to expand the amount of titles it stretched the spotlight to it's breaking point and those same booker's believe the only way to give titles meaning is to have less of them. However, I don't think that's the case anymore and it's not about putting the magic back it's about creating reasons for fans to care. Recently the WWE has done a fantastic job with creating interest back in the Intercontinental title & with the absence of the Universal title it has become the top title on Raw.
Unfortunately though as I mentioned previously this has hurt the still new Universal championship as it is preventing the company from creating interest and stopping fans from caring about it. Now don't get me wrong I know some "mark" might say well if "Roman wins the title I still won't care about it, because he shouldn't be champion." Well at least if Roman has the title then he can stop challenging for it and it will be on Raw every week or at least a lot more often then it is right now.
The reason I chose the title of this article is that right now the WWE still does have a narrow spotlight with only a handful of championships being booked well enough for fans to care. In my opinion those champions are the: WWE Champion, Intercontinental Champion, Raw Women's Champion and Smackdown Tag Champions. Originally the WWE only had three titles in the spotlight, but now they have four that are being booked well enough for fans to care and pay attention when the champion has the ring. The only real question I have is when or if we will ever be given a serious chance to care about and invest in the Universal Championship as the World title is suppose to be a benefit not a curse for the champion.
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