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WWE’s Biggest Problem That Triple H has already been Needs to Fix

The brand new Triple H era already seems intent on fixing a lot of WWE’s problems.

SummerSlam is needless to say the largest example, with immediate changes such as a long-requested Becky Lynch face turn going right through. Weekly programming has seen a notable bump in the quantity of actual wrestling and interesting feuds, too.

And darn if those midcard titles aren’t feeling a bit more important at this time. Heck, they’re even approaching the status of things fans specifically tune into Raw and/or SmackDown for on a weekly basis.

Gunther’s intercontinental run is merely starting out, and he’ll face Shinsuke Nakamura in a few days in a promising matchup. The U.S. title is particularly notable at this time with a former main event juggernaut like Bobby Lashley having showcased among the company’s next stars theoretically.

And today that Ciampa is in the mix with Lashley among others, the U.S. title feels as though it’s obtaining the respect it hasn’t had since perhaps John Cena’s open challenges in 2015.

It has been an extended, very long time coming, too.

You might believe while Roman Reigns has both top titles, the midcard belts could have been used smartly.

Instead, both intercontinental and U.S. titles inexplicably didn’t get defended during the period of the two-night WrestleMania 38 back April. There have been mundane tag matches. There have been celebrity matches. There have been part-timers. But both midcard titles went undefended, which said everything.

So to say it new era of WWE had a steep hill to climb can be an understatement. But look how quickly and effectively it didthe August 1 edition of Raw was must-see television, since it featured a set of triple threat matches and a singles match to find out who’ll challenge Lashley.

AJ Styles and Ciampa emerged, with the latter winning a shota former NXT megastar under Triple H with the prospect of a lot more.

Consistency will undoubtedly be key, but there is no excuse for an organization with a roster this talented to battle to make engrossing midcard title scenes. WWE throwing in a variety of should-be-top-champions and another wave of top guys in to the mix recently is merely proof what fans have said for too much time a period.

This program correction comes at a pivotal time for WWE, too. Interest is up after Triple H’s takeover of creative, so this is the time to strike with must-see feuds around all titles, not only the primary event scene.

These midcard feuds don’t just give should-be contenders something to dothey throw another wave of top Superstars in to the deep end of the pool and finally provide them with a credible solution to progress, not unlike just how NXT’s main-event scene was likely to prep wrestlers for the primary roster. When that workedKevin Owens answering Cena’s U.S. open challenge the prime exampleit was epic.

Those occurrences were rare, however they need not be. If Triple H can replicate that process, WWE could enjoy an upswing for an extended, very long time.

Not shockingly, most of the overarching problems plaguing WWE derailed these midcard titles. But this new era throwing its top guys in to the mix, adding serious stakes and, perhaps most of all of most, creating long-term continuity to the stories will restore these titles with their prestigious standing.

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