While the rest of this series has been (and will be for the remaining articles) titled “Why I hate,” I can’t justify that title for this particular article. If this event was still called Vengeance, and was just another interchangable WWE PPV, it would probably fall into the hate category, but I actually like this event.
I present my arguments for WWE Night of Champions, after the jump!
Night of Champions (June)
Over the past few weeks, I’ve mentioned that I like the idea of a June PPV between WrestleMania and SummerSlam. While the original June event, King of the Ring was a good concept in it’s own right, if I were in charge of restructuring the WWE Pay Per View calendar, it would be Night of Champions getting the nod for June.
For many years, WWE presented a Pay Per View event known as Vengeance. It started out in 2001 as the December event, then spent the next three years in the July slot. Since 2005, it’s been one of the June events, sharing the month with One Night Stand. In 2007, all nine championships in the WWE were on the line, and the event was named Vengeance: Night of Champions. In 2008, the name Vengeance was dropped, but the Night of Champions moniker and the title match theme stayed with it.
I personally like the concept of an event with all of the titles on the line. Given the fact that the WWE usually holds it’s annual Superstar draft between the brands in the month of June, it’s also a good time to have a show like this, as we saw just last year. The effect that this PPV can have on the three brands just after the draft could be huge.
Being in June, it’s not too soon after WrestleMania, and not too soon before SummerSlam, making it the perfect time to have such an event. The titles all being on the line builds this up as a must see event. If any of the PPVs outside of the “Big Four” deserve to survive, it’s definitely Night of Champions.
That’s it for this week’s article, be sure to join me next Sunday at Noon as I give my reasons against The Great American Bash!
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