We are in the midst of a phase in WWE stealing a lot of ideas from WCW right now, and here are some that they could take next. Well, they would likely argue that they're not stealing anything since technically everything and anything WCW ever did now belongs to them. It began with the re-introduction of the cruiserweight division, although you could argue that WWE stole that years ago when they first inherited WCW. Then, just last month they announced that a live event in November will be named Starrcade, a show that was effectively the WCW equivalent of WrestleMania. The biggest announcement came earlier this week however when Triple H revealed via social media that WWE is bringing back WarGames at the next NXT Takeover. A match that requires two rings side by side in one massive cage. It's never been done in WWE before, so the prospect is very exciting. With all of that, it looks as if Vince McMahon is finally admitting that people outside of WWE sometimes have good ideas, so what else could he steal and market as his own?
You might not have heard, but there's currently something of a Women's Revolution going on in WWE. Well, believe it or not, that movement isn't just restricted to WWE. Other promotions have been making the most of the incredible female talent available on the wrestling scene right now and as of 2015, Ring Of Honor has been really pushing their female roster, the Women Of Honor. That's not merely a label for their females either, and the promotion has actually held a few Women Of Honor only shows. With the influx of female Superstars from the Mae Young Classic in WWE joining an already crowded women's locker room, they could really learn a thing or two from ROH and their Women Of Honor when it comes to where they should go from here.
One thing WWE loves right now is a good tournament. In 2016, Triple H kicked off the craze by putting together the 32 man Cruiserweight Classic. Then, in January this year, WWE traveled across the pond to stage an all British tournament. Plus, last but not least the aforementioned Mae Young Classic. Well, no matter how hard WWE tries, they will never be able to emulate the ultimate pro wrestling tournament with their current attitude, and that's the G1 Climax staged by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Single elimination tournaments are all well and good, but if you want to know who's really the best, then you need to pit everyone against everyone. The G1 is split into two groups. Everyone in each group wrestles everyone else, then the two winners face off to win the tournament. It all makes for a pretty formidable four weeks of professional wrestling.
It's extremely hard to be unique when it comes to anything nowadays, and that applies to professional wrestling as much as it does anything else. Most Superstars in the present day are an homage and a mish-mash of a number of wrestlers that have come before them. That's why in a world of recycled gimmicks and ideas Lucha Underground truly stands out. It's not quite a wrestling show, it's not quite a TV drama, it falls somewhere in between. Not only that, but it also runs in season form so doesn't require its wrestlers to perform all year round, something WWE could definitely take note from. Lucha Underground walks the tightrope between sports and entertainment perfectly, WWE does not.
We are obviously stepping on some dodgy ground with this one as it's still not 100 percent clear whose idea this is. Once all is said and done though, WWE almost has no option but to bring the Broken Universe to their product. Matt Hardy is gradually trying to do it off of his own back anyway. 2017 is also a world where TNA stars can and do thrive in WWE. AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, just a few names that fans have likely forgotten even competed in TNA at all. What WWE needs to make sure of if they do let Matt Hardy become broken again is to not take it too seriously. As they proved when they attempted to copy The Final Deletion, if it is filmed too professionally, it simply doesn't work. Let Matt take the lead and watch the magic happen.
This one's the big one, and undoubtedly the most tricky. Bringing the Bullet Club to WWE. Vince McMahon has certainly tried, albeit very reluctantly. AJ Styles, Finn Balor, and Gallows and Anderson were all key members of the Bullet Club in New Japan and were brought in to WWE based partly on the fame they gained off the back of that. Then, The Phenomenal One, along with his Good Brothers, formed a team called The Club under WWE's banner. An homage to their former faction it may have been, but it was a watered-down version of the real thing that fans didn't want. We are now at the point where the Bullet Club is the most recognized thing in wrestling outside of WWE, and they're even invading WWE events, sort of. It feels like it's only a matter of time before something had to be done to bring these two entities together.
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