Since this was a sideways shot at something I said earlier in the thread, i'll respond.pol wrote:They're great at doing it when they want to. But there's already more belts in the company that they don't care about than belts that they do.Garuda wrote:As ever, it'll be good if they can sustain interest and care in the titles. New Japan's great at that.
Meltzer said he really didn't like the decision on the latest WOR btw. Amazing what that guy will get himself all worked up over.
I think at minimum the trios thing will serve the exact same role the NWA heavy & NWA tag titles served over the last few years. It'll be the 3rd match on the show, and nobody will ever think about them before or after those matches. It'll be a minor little deal to keep undercard guys and old dudes busy. So I think the titles are completely harmless, and at minimum will give a few undercard matches this year a little bit of meaning, the same way all of those Rob Conway matches gave Tenzan & Kojima something to do.
If they put more care & attention into it, great. Even better. At first I think they will, since it's a new toy and all, but eventually I think it'll settle into what I wrote above.
The thing about people getting themselves all worked up, was mostly due to the initial batshit crazy reactions on Twitter that I saw.
Two of the NWA titles are gone, and this thing basically replaces those. Personally i'm kind of excited about it because i'd rather see meaningful matches on the undercards than rando matches, but overall it's hard to see why anyone would be anything more than somewhat indifferent whether you think it's a decent idea or a bad one. At the end of the day they'll mean very little.