CB’s Slant: Let Kalisto Win the Whole Thing: Why WWE Needs a Truly Shocking Moment in the WWE Title Tournament

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With WWE ratings plummeting and everything seeming so stale and formulaic these days, I feel like it’s finally time for a truly SHOCKING result that will truly live up to the mantra that “Anything can happen in WWE.” That is why I feel like Kalisto should win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament and become the new champion.

Kalisto wouldn’t even have to hold the title for a very long time for two goals to be accomplished: 1) Remind everyone that WWE can be unpredictable for the first time in forever; and 2) Create a completely new babyface superstar that people can rally behind and actually know he can get the job done in a big spot.

In 2010 and 2011, WWE had two chances to really give us a shocking result, and both times they failed to do so.

In November 2010, The Miz was WWE Champion and he ended up in a Ladder Match against Jerry Lawler. The King had the match won, when Michael Cole interfered and cost Lawler his chance to have a “George Foreman” like moment. Miz could have easily won the title back in a week or two, and a Lawler victory would have been just incredible and shocking all at once.

Another example of WWE missing out on the opportunity to create a shocking moment was at the end of the 2011 Royal Rumble, when Alberto Del Rio thought he had won, but Santino Marella was actually never eliminated. Santino came back into the ring, dropped Del Rio, and then was about to toss ADR out. Of course, Del Rio reversed the toss and Santino was eliminated.

Again, this was a great chance to remind everyone that not only that anything can happen in WWE, but sometimes, just sometimes, anything WILL happen.

So I say to those in charge: Let Kalisto win it all, and let the chips fall where they may.

It’s a calculated risk worth taking at this point given the current ratings and lack of top babyface superstars, at least from where I sit.

That’s all from me — CB.

CB is an Editor for Pulse Wrestling and an original member of the Inside Pulse writing team covering the spectrum of pop culture including pro wrestling, sports, movies, music, radio and television.