It’s been a rocky road in WWE this year, but as we near to the end of 2018, it feels like things are looking up for the company. They’ve allowed Becky Lynch to thrive on her own, giving her the freedom to say what she wants and be the champion we all deserve. Brock Lesnar reclaimed the Universal Championship at Crown Jewel to many people’s dismay, but his match at Survivor Series showed us that he might actually enjoy this wrestling malarkey, giving us an outstanding performance and filling us with the hope that Lesnar could be the champion we all want. Despite some pretty personal and close to the bone words from Ambrose on RAW last week, the feud between him and Rollins could be something pretty special, and as for Daniel Bryan, a heel turn was something nobody expected, but has the potential to breathe life into a career that seemed almost lost.
Ronda Rousey’s decimation at the hands of Charlotte Flair was also a shock, but spectacular all the same. I have no idea where the company is going with that angle, solely because Nia Jax is Rousey’s main focus as we go into TLC, but I wouldn’t be surprised if something happens at the Royal Rumble. Fundamentally, there’s a lot of good in the WWE at the moment, but there’s also a lot of talent doing nothing at all – talent that should be main eventing. Instead, the over-saturation means superstars like Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, and Asuka are jobbing on a weekly basis.
A popular idea among fans is that talent gets sent back to NXT, but the problem with that is the developmental brand will become too crowded, and at present it has a perfect balance. I don’t want the likes of Ciampa, Ricochet, and The Undisputed Era going up against former main event talent – it’s not sending out the right message. Even though NXT is phenomenal, it’d feel like a demotion for any of the main show’s talent. These mid-carders haven’t failed on RAW and Smackdown, they’ve just not been given the right opportunities. They need somewhere to thrive. They need somewhere that’ll grant them the right kind of success to achieve recognition in a completely new way.
That’s why Vince McMahon should bring back WCW.
With the right guidance and care, WCW could be a successful endeavour. One show a week, a PPV every few months, and a roster of around 20-30 superstars could be just what’s needed to bring balance to WWE’s huge roster. It’d reduce the amount of superstars we see on RAW and Smackdown every week, and would remove a lot of the pointless matches we watch. It’d also mean the main roster could be shared between both shows like back in the old days, giving feuds plenty of time to breathe, and allow proper attention to be paid to the superstars that deserve the opportunity to thrive. All they’d need to do was make RAW a two-hour show again, because it’s filled with so much filler at the moment you never feel like it’s worth watching.
It’d be a huge move to make, and a lot of superstars would disappear from WWE’s two biggest shows, but I firmly believe it would be a worthwhile decision in the long run. There are certain superstars at the minute that would benefit from the resurgence of WCW, and here are just a few that could be the show’s flagship performers.
Randy Orton – It feels like there isn’t a place for The Viper on Smackdown. He’s done everything he can on the main roster, and having him be the first WCW World Champion would be a great move, breathing life into the Legend Killer’s career.
Shinsuke Nakamura – It hurts seeing such a talented wrestler carry a title that has lost its importance, but by sending him to WCW, he’s got a platform to make it relevant again, as well as being one of the brand’s biggest stars.
Finn Balor – Perhaps the worst use of a superstar I’ve seen in recent years, WWE has failed DeVitt. The founder of the Bullet Club is jobbing to everyone, constantly used in the wrong way. Make him a challenger the the WCW World Championship, and watch a feud between him and Orton ensue. It could be incredible.
Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows – Make them the inaugural WCW Tag Team Champions and why not let them reform nWo. They’re perfect candidates to go to WCW because they work so well together, and are constantly being misused.
Jinda Mahal – His career has hit a downward spiral since losing the World Championship, so using him on WCW and giving him a successful run as the WCW Television Champion would be great.
Honorable Mentions – Mojo Rawley, Bobby Roode, Tyler Breeze, Dana Brooke, Sonya Deville, Tye Dillinger, Bo Dallas, Titus O’ Neil.
Of course, this is probably never going to happen, but it’s a nice idea to entertain. Seeing that WCW Nitro logo once again would be a great sight, and watching talent that can’t find its place on RAW and Smackdown become their own stars on a new show would bring balance to the entire WWE roster. Do you think it could work? Who would you like to see in WCW? Let us know in the comments, or head to Twitter and let us know at @fightboothpw.
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