Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The W.W.E. Scramble

Long-time Vince McMahon buddy, Pat Patterson, came up with the Royal Rumble idea, now he brings us the “Championship Scramble” which we will see not one, but three such matches at the Unforgiven pay-per-view in two weeks.

The rules are simple (supposedly); two randomly selected wrestlers of the five start off the match followed by an additional participant every five minutes; the title can change hands every pinfall during the match until the 20 minutes has expired and whoever is the champ at that time is the official champion. I’m willing to see how it pans out, being that there are some definite pros and cons of the concept. But I'm not overly enthused by the idea.

First off, 20 minutes is way too short. Second, this type of format is OK for a U.S. or Intercontinental Title match, but it cheapens a World Championship. What’s good about the concept is it gets more guys involved in a title match at a pay-per-view than what we would normally see. Despite people criticizing Triple H incessantly, he is involved in the most interesting of the three scramble matches. I love seeing a guy like Brian Kendrick involved and having a chance at being W.W.E. Champ!

Pat Patterson’s Royal Rumble idea probably seemed destined for failure at the time also, so I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt on this one. But I do so very skeptically.

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