You can call me a nostalgic, but during the Attitude Era, all the titles were very important. The WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, the Women’s Championship, the Tag Team Championship, the Hardcore Championship and the Light Heavyweight Championship. Every championship has great value with interesting storylines. Apparently after years and years of degrading the secondary titles, finally the WWE is starting to give importance to the titles. In this article I’m going to talk about how WWE is giving importance to their secondary titles, right now.
Women’s first, so I will start with the Divas Championship. When AJ Lee won the Divas Championship it appears that she will give the championship the prestige it deserves. In some way she gives it, because she was an exciting diva to watch and a great champion. The problem was the booking. AJ Lee was booked to defend her title against almost anyone in the Total Divas cast. Sincerely, most of the Total Divas don’t have what it takes to be the Divas Champion, except Natalya. Now the Divas Champion is Paige after he defeated AJ Lee in surprising fashion. It appears that Paige didn’t have a real contender for the championship until Alicia Fox became a beast and destroy Paige and everything around her. In the past edition of Raw, Alicia Fox defeated Paige in England, Paige hometown. Alicia Fox is getting a lot of boos for the crowd, so she is doing her heel work perfectly and she will be a great rival for Paige for the Divas Championship. Second, the US Championship. After almost a year with Dean Ambrose as the US Champion and less title defenses that the Divas Championship, now we have a true champion, Sheamus. Sheamus will be a great US Champion because he is a brawler that likes to fight a lot. He will be defending the championship a lot more than Dean Ambrose and he could have interesting rivals like I mentioned in my article: Analysis Of The Current WWE Champions. Third, the Intercontinental Championship. Chris Jericho has voted as the best Intercontinental Champion ever. He won the title 9 times and defended the title almost in a weekly basis, so he was a great champion. He had charisma, wrestling skills and the crowd support to be an outstanding champion. Today, Intercontinental Champion, Wade Barrett has charisma, wrestling skills, he is a brawler and he has the crowd support even as a heel to be also an outstanding champion.
In conclusion, it appears that the WWE is moving the train in the right direction. Finally it giving the secondary titles the importance it deserves. They did a Battle Royal for the United States Championship and a couple of tournaments for the Intercontinental Championship. I hope that WWE keeps doing that to restore the prestige these titles have in the past in the names of: Trish Stratus, Lex Luger and Chris Jericho.