With all of this TV time WWE is trying to fill, they need to create a Legends title. No not a gimmick belt that means nothing like Booker T had in TNA and not a title that all wrestlers will compete for. But a title that is defended one a month on RAW and only features wrestlers over 50.
BUT... to make it different and to capitalize on the nostalgia, the Champion will always come out first and his challenger will be unknown until the announcement. After the champion is introduced and has made his way to the ring, Howard Finkel (he must always announce these matches) will say, "And his opponent..." There is a slight pause as we wait for the music. Will it be Dusty Rhodes? Jimmy Snuka? Roddy Piper? Hillbilly Jim? Bret Hart? Ric Flair? Hulk Hogan? Or somebody else? The music hits and causes a huge pop from the crowd who are over joyed to see one of their favorites once more.
The kayfabe reason for having the challenger coming out second and being a total surprise will be to say, "A true Legend has to be prepared to face ANYONE at any time." but the real reason is to build the suspense for the nostalgia pop.
Once a month (to play off of the old school 30 day rule - and to prevent the nostalgia from wearing off) the champion will return to RAW to face a yet unnamed challenger. The match will consist mostly of stalling and playing to the fans and very little wrestling. But that is the point of bringing these older guys back. For the fun factor - something that is seriously lacking from WWE today.
In WWE all the focus goes into the entrance and the finish. Very little thought or attention is given to the match anymore. So this would be a perfect fit.
It will help fill in TV time with wrestling (even if the action is minimal), it will be the perfect way to use the older guys and help them still seem relevant - "WWE as given these legends one more goal to reach, one more mountain to climb. The WWE LEGENDS Championship!" it won't take spots away from the younger guys, and it will bring in some old school nostalgia to help bring back viewers who have stopped watching.
I think this would be a great way to utilize the Legends without having the younger guys have to lay down for them.
They should take the WWE Legends logo - add "Champion" at the bottom and that would make a perfect center plate for the belt.
Who else likes this idea?