Wrestling Title Tiers and My Ideas on the Requirements to get to them

Wins and losses do matter. Characters matter too. After a week of having champions lose on both WWE and TNA I think they should get back to basics. There are tiers and divisions in both companies marked by championship titles. Top tier (WWE / Heavyweight / TNA), middle tier (US / Intercontinental / TV), lower tier (tag team), and special divisions like (divas / knockouts / X division).

10 or 8 people or teams in each division. Including tag teams. Its not that hard to make tag teams even if you don’t want to.

Traditionally to get a title shot is to pick a fight with the champion even if you’re on a losing streak. That’s all it seems to take. Samoa Joe and CM Punk seem to do it. Works well for them. But you know what works better. Momentum and proof. UFC would rarely if never have a loser get a title fight. It doesn’t make sense. Its not difficult. Another quick way to get a title contender is to lose a non title match… which again would make that person the champion so why do it?

So what I propose is having requirements… based on how many people are in each division.
– Top tier title shot requirements: Win 4 matches in a row with a 12 person division.
– Middle tier title shot requirements: Win 3 matches in a row a 10 person division.
– Tag title and special division shot requirements: Win 2 matches in a row with an 8 person or team division.

If you think that’s too much to do in 4 weeks between pay-per-views… it might be … but the catch is you have them do their 4-3-2 matches in the first month and if you don’t have the title match at the pay-per-view have the 4th, 3rd or 2nd match at the pay-per-view as a #1 contender match… but never announce #1 contendership, because that would give away a title match finish since there is a heel / face dynamic in wrestling.

Or have the 4th, 3rd or 2nd match as the first week after a pay-per-view to set up the next pay-per-view’s challenge. Then in month 2 you can have the champion vs challenger rivalry. That way you can have all of your title shot build up and craziness. So to break down the formula and start in week 2….

WEEK 2
– Top tier match 1
– Mid tier match 1
– Women’s division match 1

WEEK 3
– Top tier match 2
– Mid tier match 2
– Tag tier match 1

WEEK 4
– Top tier match 3

PPV 1 or WEEK 5
– Top tier match 4
– Mid tier match 3
– Women’s division match 2
– Tag tier match 2

WEEK 6 (new week 2 starts for fresh people)
– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

WEEK 7
– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

WEEK 8
– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

PPV 2
– Top tier title match
– Mid tier title match
– Tag tier title match
– Women’s division title match

WEEK 9 (fallout)
You can tie this week into week 5 by having the old challenger / old champion vs the person who is about to earn a title shot.

You can even mix it up and have 2 weeks of women’s or X-division or tag matches then a title shot on week 3. Or have 4 weeks of women’s or X-division or tag matches but the catch being… Team A wins match 1. But Team C beats Team A week 2, and team B beats Team C week 3 and then team B beats Team D week 4 in order to challenge team E for the titles at the pay-per-view.

That way it keeps the lower card moving and shifting. Your challengers can look strong and have momentum going into a pay-per-view. If you think it doesn’t work, it sure worked for Mark Henry.

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