5. Bring Back The King of the Ring
There was a time when King of the Ring was a big deal. It ran from 1985-1989. There was no tournament in 1990 or 1992, but it picked up again from 1993-2002. It’s been held just four times since 2006 and not since 2015.
The last version of the tournament was terrible. Wade Barrett won, which was fine, but the tournament got almost no push, thus it faded away.
Some sort of stipulation has to be attached to the crown to make it relevant and fresh.
4. Establish a Six-Man Tag-Team Tournament
I’ve always wondered why there was no six-man tag championship. Other wrestling organisations have had them in the past. I don’t think there’s enough programming time to nurture a full-time six-man division, but I do think a tournament could work.
It could be a standalone event like King of the Ring or the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. It’s not a big enough concept to carry an entire pay-per-view, but it could make for some interesting matches.
Remember Evolution vs. The Shield at Payback in 2014?
3. Add Depth to the Women’s Division
WWE wrestling stars Sasha Bank (R) and Charlotte Flair (L) fight during a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) women’s fight at the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, on November 3, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
I love Charlotte’s overall talent and I have mad respect for Sasha Banks’ heart, but it felt like they wrestled each other 54,000 times in 2016. Why? Mainly because there just aren’t enough female Superstars on the roster to deliver any variety.
With talents like Asuka, Ember Moon and Mandy Rose seemingly ready to take the leap into the big time, the WWE needs to call them up sooner rather than later.
2. Create A New Match Type
The Championship Scramble, Money in the Bank, Royal Rumble, and Elimination Chamber are all great innovations that have led to hours of enjoyment for fans. That said, 2017 should be the year we see a new match type.
A create-a-match contest open to WWE fans would draw a ton of engagement from the fanbase.
1. Bring Back Hulk Hogan
ST PETERSBURG, FL – MARCH 08: NY POST OUT Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, testifies in court during his trial against Gawker Media at the Pinellas County Courthouse on March 8, 2016, in St Petersburg, Florida. Bollea is taking legal action against Gawker in a USD 100 million lawsuits for releasing a video of him having sex with his best friends wife. (Photo by John Pendygraft-Pool/Getty Images)
The Hulk Hogan scandal was an ugly one. It was even uglier because of the current climate of race relations in the United States. However, banning him for life would be a punishment that is inconsistent with what the WWE has done to other employees and contractors who have made insensitive comments or acted inappropriately.
At the end of the day, forgiveness is a quality we could all stand show a little more.