WWE has a serious problem right now in that it has too many superstars and nothing for them to do.
With a huge roster and many more on NXT just waiting to emerge, the WWE needs to find something for all these wrestlers to do, or face the prospect of wasting a plethora of great talent. One avenue the company could take is to create an entirely new division.
Whilst there are many arguments for a hardcore division to return, that simply wouldn’t work under today’s PG rating, something the company aren’t going to abandon anytime soon.
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A cruiserweight division could be on the horizon following the Global Cruiserweight Series, but that would only give a platform to wrestlers of a certain size. What the WWE
What the WWE need is a division that encompasses all weight divisions and can get lots of wrestlers active all at the same time. There is only one division that would do this effectively – a six-man tag team division.
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Creating this new division would solve a lot of WWE’s problems. It would get a lot of talent active all at the same time, any feud would give a platform to six competitors at once, and that’s only a feud between two teams.
Not only would these wrestlers be doing something, but it would be for a championship, possibly a very prestigious one. If WWE brings back the old WCW six-man tag team championship (which is derived from the NWA six-man tag team championship), then they would be resurrecting a lineage that includes champions the likes of former WWE Champion, Ivan Koloff, The Road Warriors, The Fabulous Freebirds and many others.
Not only would WWE be able to utilise a great deal more of its talent, but it would be bringing back one of wrestling’s greatest lost championships at the same time.
WWE have many three or more man stables at the moment. The New Day, The Wyatt Family, The Social Outcasts, Roman Reigns and The Usos are some of the stables featured on a regular basis on WWE TV.
If WWE wanted to legitimise these new titles, then they could give them to one of these already-established stables before giving some newer teams a run with the belts. The Wyatt Family have been crying out for a title run in recent years and the six-man championship would be the perfect way for the monsters to finally get some time with the belts, without even having to break the stable up, as was done when Luke Harper became Intercontinental Champion.
Adding a six-man division would add some much needed variety to WWE. Countless Raws and SmackDowns have ended with six-man tag matches over the last few years, but creating a specific division for the match would mean that those matches could happen earlier on in the evening.
Furthermore, they’d actually serve a purpose, rather than just coming across as lazy booking. A six-man division could be a great way to make WWE seem refreshed and revitalised without actually changing a lot.
With so much underutilised talent on the roster today, it could be time for a WWE six-man tag team Championship is perfect. It would give so many competitors a chance to shine, add more dimension to the tag team division and introduce a unique championship never seen before in WWE, which would help the product appear revitalised in the so-called “New Era”.
Is a six-man tag team division a feasible idea for WWE? Weigh in on the debate in the comment section below!