Five Changes the WWE Should Implement to Improve the Product

Will HowardCorrespondent IApril 20, 2009

As some of you might know, I followed the WWE from WrestleMania XXV to the draft, from Houston to Atlanta, much like a "Dead-Head" would follow around the Grateful Dead.

Before that, I went from the Royal Rumble in Detroit, all through Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois this year.

So, in my infinite wisdom, I have come up with five changes the WWE needs to make so their product is worth watching. Well I should say, "to improve the quality of the programming."

Honestly, even if I had to watch Vladimir Kovlov vs. Batista 40 weeks in a row, I'd still be watching.


1. A Unified Divas Division

Forget Divas on all three brands. I say unify the Divas and Women's championships and send the Divas to one brand. Keep some Divas to serve as valets. (Valets aren't on this list, but came in sixth on my overall listing. We need more Francine Fournier-type Divas.)

Say we move all the Divas to Raw, Smackdown could be more open to matches utilizing guys like CM Punk, Mike Knox, and John Morrison.

We'd Keep Alicia Fox, Layla, and Eve Torres for eye candy and interviews, and ultimately only four or five Divas would be moved.


2. A Unified Tag Team Division

Say Raw has the Divas, give Smackdown Primo and Carlito back. Throw Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas back together.

Make R-Truth and Ricky Ortiz team together, throw Tyson Kidd and DH Smith as the next-generation Hart Foundation, along with Cryme Tyme and maybe Santino Marella and the Great Khali as a team, and you have a good Tag Team Division right there.

Maybe even, and this is just an idea, bring Ted DiBiase and Mike Rotunda, or Ricky Steamboat and Jimmy Snuka or Dean Malenko back for a short program with whomever gets the tag titles and poof; nine years of tag team turmoil has been solved.

You'd have your good heel team with Haas and Benjamin and your comical yet effective teams in Santino and Khali, and Cryme Tyme. Your upstart, "these guys should be the champs" team in Smith and Kidd, R-Truth and Ortiz would be fun to watch, and of course the Colons as the champs.

I'd watch a team team division with those teams, heck, i'd even watch if Natalya didn't wear those tight outfits, because tag team wrestling used to mean something and right now it means something worse than Santino in a dress, or Beth Phoenix's adam's apple.


3. Better Storylines or New Writers

If a Vickie love triangle is the best you guys have, then you need someone new running the writing staff.

The Orton/McMahons & Triple H thing is old. It's overplayed and has gotten to the point where it's not even believable anymore.

The highlight storyline of the year was probably when R-Truth and Funaki were talking and it turned out Sho Fu Naki's name wasn't Sho, it was Kung Fu Naki, and honestly, that's sad.

Personally I like the Matt/Jeff storyline, but it's done. They are on opposite brands, London and Los Angeles if you will.

I could see a Jack Swagger/John Cena storyline being fun, but again, that won't happen.

Something has to happen though, and soon, or I'd send a bunch of writers to the unemployment line.


4. The Four Horsemen

Yes, it's time for the next installment of the Four Horsemen.

Ric Flair needs get someone like John Morrison, tutor him, give him, Joe Hennig, and Heath Miller from Florida Championship Wrestling, bring Dean Malenko back, and put the Horsemen together.

This would work. It would work so well I can't believe I'm even saying it where everyone can read it, but honestly, if this happens, Smackdown's rating will go up; I guarantee it.

Y2J could feud with Morrison, allowing Morrison to go face, further keeping Y2J heel and eventually setting up Morrison's Heavyweight title push.

Hennig and Miller are a legitimate tag title team if used correctly, much like Miz and Morrison were, and Malenko provides the in-ring presence that you look for in a Four Horsemen team.


5. Lower PPV and Ticket Prices

They'd fill up house shows, and get more PPV buys, so this one is self-explanatory.