A recent episode of the After The Bell with Corey Graves podcast had Graves discuss a variety of wrestling-related topics, including his thoughts on the lack of meaningful stakes for WWE’s brands at Survivor Series and WWE currently having too many championship belts in the company.
On the topic of the lack of meaningful stakes at Survivor Series, Graves stated he does not believe that WWE’s idea of “brand supremacy” is effective with fans, who he feels do not identify with just a particular brand. He also feels that the event itself would be more interesting if something meaningful was actually on the line for all of WWE’s brands.
“I understand the battle for brand supremacy. But, does anybody in the WWE Universe, really identify with a particular brand? The whole brand supremacy thing doesn’t seem to matter to anybody outside the doors of WWE. We need some stakes. It’s becoming like the NFL Pro Bowl. How about, which ever brand wins the most matches at Survivor Series, you reward them with something. Maybe the 30th spot in the Royal Rumble matches. Maybe [the winning brand] gets the main event spot at WrestleMania. Give the WWE Universe a reason to be excited for the entire pay-per-view. That way, one brand walks away with ‘bragging rights,’ which is the only reason we can give for why these guys are trying to fight each other and form these weird alliances, but something tangible to look forward to in the future.”
On the topic of the amount of championships currently in WWE, Graves stated he feels there are way too many belts currently in the company and Survivor Series would be a great time to trim down the number of belts.
“I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks there are too many freakin’ titles in WWE. Why not consolidate all of them? How much bigger would Survivor Series be if all these champion vs. champion vs. champion matches were winner take all? Then let the champion float (between brands).”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com