Posts Tagged ‘Intercontinental Title’

10-09-12 WWE MAIN EVENT

October 11, 2012

 The Big Show vs. Randy Orton

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10-02-11 WWE HELL IN A CELL

October 2, 2011

 

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05-07-10 SMACKDOWN REPORT

May 9, 2010

Drew McIntyre gets stripped of the Intercontinental Title then fired…

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WWE Elimination Chamber – Quick Predictions

February 21, 2010

World Title Elimination Chamber Match

Undertaker vs. John Morrison vs. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio vs. R-Truth

Prediction: Chris Jericho. Unless they are going to swerve us, I think everyone is going with Jericho in this match thus setting up his WrestleMania match against Edge.

WWE Title Elimination Chamber Match

Sheamus vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Triple H vs. Ted DiBiase

Prediction: Sheamus or Triple H. One of these guys is going to win the match and the rematch will take place at WrestleMania. I hate to see either guy in the main event but it’s the only pairing in this match that makes sense since Cena will end up taking on Batista, Orton will probably do a 3 way with the rest of Legacy and Kofi is a semi-main event jobber.

Intercontinental Championship Match

Drew McIntyre vs. Kane

Prediction: Drew McIntyre. Pure filler match. No reason to expect anything from it except McIntyre retaining.

Tournament Finals for the Diva’s Championship

Gail Kim vs. Maryse

Prediction: Maryse. Not even Gail Kim and save this match. Hopefully it will be quick. Maryse is a solid heal but her wrestling isn’t up to par.

Thoughts on the ROH TV Title

January 25, 2010

Ring of Honor on HDNet

Watching ROH on HDnet has been a good alternative to WWE and TNA who more than ever are looking more as the same product. Although I have been enjoying ROH something was missing for me since the retirement of the ROH Pure Wrestling Title and that is a secondary singles title in the company.

Secondary singles titles have always been a staple of professional wrestling, numerous times these titles were used as the testing ground for bigger things in each Federation. A way to test out if a company could put the weight of the brand on your shoulders. Also, these wrestlers who would contend for these titles would steal the show away from the main event heavyweight title matches more often than not.

The WWF had the Intercontinental Title and the NWA/WCW had the United States Title. Both titles were used for the mid-card guys who would use the title to be elevated to the next level or build compelling stories around these titles.

Recently Ring of Honor announced they would be adding another singles title with the addition of the ROH Television Title. This could not have come at a better time. Ring of Honor has needed this addition since coming to HDnet. Although the Tag Team Titles and the World Title get defended on television it doesn’t happen very often. Now, don’t get me wrong this is refreshing as both the WWE and TNA do “go to the well” too many times with World Title matches week in and week out making it feel less special. ROH has needed a secondary title, something that could be defended more often without taking away from the World Title. Also, build wrestlers up the card without having to put them in the World Title picture without being tested. The Television Title will do that for Ring of Honor.

Historically the Television Title was defended frequently on television with a time limit which was usually between 10 to 20 minutes. Time limit draws were common but did give the champion another advantage in their title reigns which would lead to more matches against opponents.

Greats like Arn Anderson, Booker T, Tully Blanchard and Chris Benoit held the NWA/WCW version of the TV Title and although that title did end up being a joke towards the end its inception it was something to watch in its day.

I look forward to this addition to Ring of Honor and their programming and hope they bring back the legitimacy Television Titles once had.

Image courtesy of Ring of Honor and HDNet.