|Edge, Me, & Chavo Guerrero at Wrestlemania 24|
So Edge is once again the number one contender to the world heavyweight title. I'm not exactly sure how to feel about that. It seems like more of the same old, same old from the WWE.
Don't get me wrong. I like Edge. I like him a lot. But I liked him better as a heel. The Rated R Superstar. But I guess when the company moves into a PG rated direction, it's hard to have a top guy on the roster with that nickname. But I even liked him when he was with Christian and they were the duo reeking of awesomeness. The 5 second pose was classic stuff.
But we are, where we are so let's talk about that. The Smackdown roster is in need of faces as top contenders. Kane has already taken care of Rey Mysterio and the Undertaker. Christian is on the shelf for up to 6 months. Personally, I would have liked to have seen him in this position. And maybe he would have been had it not been for his injury. Kofi Kingston would have been a good choice too. He's held the Intercontinental and U.S. titles. Why not give him a world title push too. Plus, he fits that whole PG image the E is going for right now.
I'm surprised they didn't go with the Big Show. He has a history with Kane, but really I'm glad they didn't go with Show. Like I've said before, I think they really need to start developing more guys into the world title picture. Not necessarily make them champions, but at least make them look like legitimate contenders for the title.
For the last several years we've been on a rotating cycle with John Cena, HHH, Randy Orton, Edge, Undertaker, and Batista being in the world title matches on pay per view. Other than the brief and less than stellar runs from CM Punk, Rey, and Jack Swagger there hasn't been a whole lot of change in either brands world title pictures.
Now that Wade Barrett has worked his way in, I hope some of the fresh blood on Smackdown can start making a move too. Alberto del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Tyler Reks, and Kaval all come to mind.
Again, nothing against Edge. I just want to see something new when I tune in. Seems like we're getting more of the same. Maybe things will start to change in 2011.