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Old 02-09-2012, 03:20 AM
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Over the years, in the wwe there have been many titles, some more important then others and some lasted longer then others, but my question is, with all the current titles, wwe, world heavyweight, U.S, Intercontinental, Tag team and diva championship, which title do you think has the most prestige to it? What makes it good and who's the champion that put value to that title, for me it would have to be the intercontinental, because let's face it, in the past few months we have seen the wwe and world title switch hands a numerous amount of times, the title is given to a champ who wasn't ready, or a champ who says the same generic stuff in his promos, now the reason I pick the intercontinental was because of Cody Rhodes, alot of great wrestlers who came before him have held the title, but he actually brought value back to it, he gave being a champion a new meaning, so with that being said, again I ask you this question, what title is the most prestigious IN YOUR OPINION, and which wrestler Effected your choice
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I'm going with the easiest title. The WWE Championship. I know it gets tossed around fairly often, but being the WWE Champion means the WWE trusts you to be at the top of the brand. No other title with in the WWE holds that type of value. The WWE Championship is the most prestigious because it's arguably the top Wrestling Title in the World. Granted, there are guys in the past who haven't quite deserved any type of title reign; it's still a big accomplishment to hold the top title in the WWE. Winning the Intercontinental Championship isn't that big of an accomplishment anymore. While that can be said for any Championship nowadays, winning the WWE Championship still means alot to some people. There’s just no way I can consider a midcard title as being more prestigious or valuable than a World Title.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:37 AM
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I agree with Hamily Guy, even though titles such as the intercontinental and tag team belts have had a lot of legends who have held them, even though the World Heavyweight title has been around longer, in respects to the WWE the WWE championship is the top. As Hamily said and they are right on the money, it means the WWE trusts you, it means that they feel you are at the top of your game and can be a face (as in front man not good guy) of the company. If this was a general wrestling thread my answer would be the WHC but sadly since it was an 'inherited' title it will never be seen in the WWE higher then their own title imo

Not to mention that the WWE is the largest and most well known wrestling company in the world, wearing the Heavyweight title of said company carries a lot of weight.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:52 AM
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This really isn't even close. The WWE Championship is the most prestigious championship in World Wrestling Entertainment BY FAR. It's hard to even debate against that. Why? Because it's been around for about 50 years and has been the focal point of the WWE for all 50 of those years. The World Heavyweight Championship is close in terms of importance right now, but is not nearly as prestigious for many reasons. One of those is that its only been around in the WWE since 2002. Another reason is that the WWE is not nearly as selective in choosing who they trust with the WHC compared to the WWE Championship. In other words, Jack Swagger and Ziggler get WHC runs, but not WWE Championship runs. Nuff said. Sure, some belts, like the IC Title, have been around for a while too, have featured 5-Star, defining matches, and have been worn by infamous superstars, but the fact that they are not as IMPORTANT as the WWE Championship make them less prestigious in my opinion.

Basically, the WWE Championship wins in all "prestige categories" across the board. Importance, check. Longevity, check. Selectivity (which surprisingly is a word), check.

The WWE Championship is the most prestigious title in the WWE.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:20 AM
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World Heavyweight Championship is the most prestigious title in the WWE. Reason ,It has been held by people like Shawn Michaels,Triple-H, Edge etc who were all top stars and from 2002 to 2005 the World Heavyweight Championship was THE title on the flagship show of WWE that is RAW.WWE Championship was the title of the "B" show i.e Smackdown. It is the same title that has been worn by greats like Ric Flair,Hulk Hogan Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat,Sting and has been around since the NWA/WCW days. For people saying guys like Jack Swagger,Dolph Ziggler getting WHC runs then what about The Miz winning the WWE Title? World Heavyweight Championhip hasn't been joked around like the WWE title which changed hands 8 times from Money in the Bank to Hell in a Cell.

The Storyline based around the World Heavyweight Championship actually makes sense unlike the one around the WWE Title. So in my opinion World Heavyweight Championship is the more prestigious title.


FYI :WWE Title was created in 1963, while the World Heavyweight was created in 1901.World Heavyweight Title has been around for 107 years.There is a 62 year difference between the titles.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:22 AM
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The WWE Champiosnhio for sure.

Look at the people who have held this title,

Hogan, Savage, Flair, Undertaker, Sammartino, Austin, Hart, Michaels, Angle, Lesnar, Warrior, Rock, Cena, Orton, HHH, Kane, Jericho, Guerrero, JBL, Edge...

and the matches behind it aswell,

Austin vs Angle
Hogan Vs Savage
Michaels vs Hart
Warrior Vs Hogan
Savage Vs Flair
Angle Vs Lesnar

SOOO many to name !

Sure it's come down in prestige over the years but this is the biggest wrestling championship in the world.
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:57 AM
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The WWE belt is the top title of the flagship show and therefore, the most prestigious belt in the WWE today.

The world championship is a more prestigious title to me, as it's arguably descended from the 1948 NWA title, which (dubiously) traced its pedigree back to the days Hackenschmidt/Gotch, however for the casual fan it's whatever belt is held by the top dog on RAW.
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The WWE title wins by a mile. It is the top title on the #1 wrestling show in the world(?) like it or not it's the most prestigious title in the world let alone the WWE.
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WWE Title wins this easily. There was even recently a survey conducted someplace (sorrry, so source) that put the WWE Title as the 2nd most presigious sports title ever, only behind the Stanly Cup.

It is, and has been, the center of attention in the WWE for YEARS. Sure, there were a few years where the World Title was on RAW, but that was what, 3 years? It's been 6 years since then.

And to anyone picking the IC because of a hard on for Cody Rhodes, just becausse you have a title for a while, doesn't mean shit unless you defend it regularly, and against people we think have a shot. The WWE Title, as corny as it looks, is the greatest title in wrestling history. If you don't aim to win that title, GTFO.
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The WWE Championship, hands down. Compared to the WHC, it's not even a question. With few exceptions, the WWE Championship is not really given to unproven wrestlers or on a whim. You can hate on the Miz all you want, but the fact is that Vince trusts him, he's over, and he (IMO) did a great job with his title run last year. The title changed hands a lot last year, but who had it?
  • The Miz - Already talked about. Trusted and well liked by the higherups. Very over.
  • John Cena - Don't need to explain. Most popular superstar since Austin.
  • CM Punk - Insanely over, amazing wrestler, has finally come into his own as a serious player. Will be for years to come.
  • Alberto del Rio - Untested, yes. I can't hugely vouch for this as I didn't really agree with it. I think ADR will be around for a while and be a perennial main eventer, but not yet.
  • Rey Mysterio - One day victory, just basically to sell the "unification" match at SummerSlam since Cena wasn't in the tournament. Perennial main eventer and one of the most respected individuals currently in the business.

Compare this to the WHC in 2011:
  • Edge - No compaints here. Edge basically is that title in my eyes.
  • Dolph Ziggler - 10 minute reign from someone who at the time wasn't even near at that level IMO. Made no sense.
  • Christian - Essentially given it to him thanks to Edge's sudden retirement; a storyline they'd be stupid to pass up. I love Christian and am glad he got the title, but do you think he would have gotten it last year had Edge stayed healthy?
  • Randy Orton - No complaints. Although I find him massively boring he's definitely World title material.
  • Mark Henry - Again, glad he got a World title in his career, but do you think they'd ever give Mark Henry the WWE Championship? I don't.
  • Big Show - 45 second reign. Has no business being a world champion at this stage in his career anyway.
  • Daniel Bryan - He's doing a great job and I like him, but again, would they run this program with the WWE Title? No way. The WWE Title is for the best of the best. D-Bry is definitely not there yet.

The WHC is more of an experimental title. The recognize its value as a prop to propel people into the main event even when they're not quite there on their own yet. The WWE Championship still maintains a tinge of prestige.

To people who are thinking that the WHC has a longer history and is therefore more prestigious, keep in mind that the NWA/WCW Championship doesn't exist anymore. The last WCW Champion was Chris Jericho when he unified them into the Undisputed Championship, and with that unification went the entire history of that belt. It's gone. The current WWE WHC shares only its looks with that belt. The WHC was created in 2002 and the first champion was Triple H.
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