Remember when you used to watch RAW and even Smackdown to see what good wrestling they had in store for you. Now its the opening promo by John Cena or CM Punk then see who they are going to wrestle at the end of the night. So I have to ask "What Happened to My Midcard" You know that place where Randy Orton was when he held the Intercontinental title or where Chris Jericho and Chris Beniot first faced off. The place where we groom our main event talent for the future.
Mr. Perfect vs Bret Hart in 1989
The stars of the future who the business are developed on the undercard. In my view the most successful performers are the guys who had to work their way up the card. Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels and even The Rock had to challenge for every belt and add every achievement to their resume. It was a major achievement to be the United States Champion. Even guys who made it to the main event still would try to compete for the TV title when he was not in the world title, like a Dusty Rhodes or Sting competing for the United States belt.
The Downfall of The Tag Team Does Not Help
Where is my Hardyz vs The Dudley Boyz. Or my super tag team pairings looking for their shots at the belts like The Rock N Sock Connection, Big Show and Undertaker or Austin and Triple H. All those big teams were honored to carry those belts. The tag team title was a big deal just like the individual mid card belts.
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