The recent addition of the Cruiserweight division to the WWE has resurrected the company’s interest in light heavyweight superstars. But this is certainly not the first time Vince McMahon’s company has attempted to focus on this type of action. Today we had back to the previous attempts to build a light heavyweight division. Continue reading
Throughout the history of pro wrestling bookers and promoters have always tried to come up with new, creative and innovative ideas to generate interest in their product. Some ideas have not only succeeded…but flourished. Others were DOA from the get go. Then there are those ideas which initially were innovative…but for various reasons….faded away. Those are the focus of this latest in a series of posts titled ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last’.
Last time, in part one of Defunct WWE titles, we looked at the history of the WWF International Heavyweight Championship, the Junior Heavyweight Title, Canadian Championship, North American Heavyweight Championship and Women’s Tag Team Championship.
In this piece, Craig will take in another now defunct titles from WWE history. Continue reading
Recent years have seen the demise of several WWE titles and the unification of others. Fans during the Attitude Era had the Light Heavyweight Title and European Title – which have both ceased to exist. Also now gone is the Hardcore title, a belt that was unlikely to survive the transition from adult orientated entertainment into the supposed PG era.
Those listed above just scratch the surface, however. In this piece, Craig will delve further back in time and look at a number of defunct WWE tiles, with some even pre-dating Wrestlemania. Continue reading