Kristofferson wrote: Makar17 wrote:
Love Wilcox wrote:I think something like what BFX is proposing could work really well if we apply some proper controls and limits.
Let's say we have a "Champions Tournament" with a minimum of 12 entrants (hopefully more). The winner is crowned the champ of course and the next 11 runners up have earned title contention for their respective efed champ (whomever it may be at the time) for a date later in the year (2nd place = no1 contender, 3rd = no2 and so on).
Now we have a years worth of title matches sorted in advanced and a schedule for everyone to follow. We can have an independent judicator sims the results ahead of time to ensure that no one efed can hog the title or other shenanigans.
Do the tourney again next year then rinse and repeat.
There are probably "better" ways to do it but in terms of making the title accessible and keeping things fair but also relatively low maintenance I can't really think of a better way.
The problem with having a championship is that you need a booking team, and even with a booking team some decisions will not be fair to some people. Somebody has to determine who gets the title shot, and some people might want to give somebody who cut promos a lot a chance, while somebody else might want to give somebody who's edit always wins a chance. In the end, decisions will have to be made, and some will be pretty arbitrary.
Love Wilcox just explained in the post you quoted how you can have a championship programme complete with predetermined contenders without needing a booking team or arbitrary decisions.
Who will make the "years worth of title matches" list? What if others don't like the list?
Who makes the "schedule for everyone to follow"? What if others can't/won't follow the schedule?
Who will be the "independent judicator" and how is he picked? What if the person isn't really the best choice?
The format that has being discussed here is actually "better". Whoever wants to make a show asks permission from creators to include their edits. This includes yearly tournaments where the winner just wins. Titles add an extra dimension of mess to the equation.