Thats the big thing that bothers me about todays product all the big feuds have to center around the titles. Back in the old days some of the best feuds had nothing to do with titles or championships. They were because you absolutely hated the other guy you were facing in the ring. He did something to a member of your family or stole your girl or shit in your gym bag but whatever the reason you hated your opponent and wanted to kill that motherfucker in the ring, titles be damned.
Now it's all about getting the belt, getting the briefcase, etc etc. There is nothing personal about feuds anymore and that takes away from the story telling IMHO.
Punk and Heyman was the best example of a good storyline that didn't involve titles until they involved Ryback because Ryback is fucking horrible.
that's what i was trying to get at, you just did a better job of it, a lot of the old feuds had nothing to do with titles.
I agree though that with WWE no longer doing a true brand split all the titles are unnecessary, either return the brand split or merge the titles
I liked the idea of doing brand split ppv's a while ago, it would given them two months of tv to develop a story instead of 3 weeks