what are your thoughts on MITB as it stands today.the biggest change i would make would be to bring it back to wrestlemania and to away with the pay per view
People say it's more akin to what the IC was back in the day, but I really can only compare that to when Rollins was the holder. For me, MitB raises too many questions, like there are times when the champion is completely fucked in the middle of the ring, yet they don't cash in. I also don't like the who cash in whenever rule because that means only heels can exclusively win it, cucking out all of the midcard babyfaces instantly from winning it.
Also it kills every babyface's momentum when they FINALLY win the title and BAM it's taken away from them. Then we are back to square one with a long, boring heel reign as the babyface who now looks weak as shit has to convince us he can win it back, making it his 7th reign in 2 months with a combined reign time of 12 minutes.
I agree it was much better as part of mania, especially since mania is like the start of the wrestling year, makes it easy to know when the deadline is, that said, Seth's cash in this year either wouldnt have happened or would have been too obvious if he'd won it the previous mania.
Semi related but I feel they should do away with all gimmick PPV's and just use the gimmick matches when they suit the fued. Back in the day a HIAC announcement would be hype af, now we know they'll only be at the PPV or at mania. We didn't even get a New Day vs Dudleys tables match just because they weren't fueding at TLC PPV. Gimmick matches are much more over when used sparingly, suprise announcements and only for the right superstars/fueds. I'd rather have one appropriate TLC or HIAC every 3 years then these forced ones they give every year.
There's only one Top Title so it's paper-thin and obvious as fuck who it's going to.
So, yeah, it no longer warrants its own PPV because it's no longer that interesting. Should be back on Mania.
the only problem with it being at mania is that it takes up 6 roster spots, guys who you might want to have a mania programme, at least with it separate you could use people from featured mania fueds in the MITB match
>the only problem with it being at mania is that it takes up 6 roster spots, guys who you might want to have a mania programme
That can also be tied into this guy's point
The fact that there's only one Title means you can't throw jobbers in there because that means a jobber will get a title run.
They really should bring back Big Gold so MiTB matches would be fun because they're more willing to give BG Runs to actual surprising guys.
they could try and elevate IC or US to big Gold level, or at least set a precedent for them to be cashed in on, say for example you have Jericho win and cash in on the IC title to solidify his record, that'd show the fans that it is technically possible so they dont question it being done in the future, also elevates the title because it shows how much the guys want it even if its not WHC
>getting rid of the PPV
nigga it's one of the best PPVs of the year. For all intents and purposes it's replaces Survivor Series as one of the Big Four
RVD>Edge MITB wise
Prove me wrong