Originally Posted by Geeee
I just don't see any other way it could be. The WWE and WCW titles were unified when Chris Jericho beat The Rock and Steve Austin. The World title was a completely new title without any previous lineage.
But WWE, the owner of the WCW title (thought not the NWA title) has claimed otherwise in WWE Magazine and in a DVD on the subject. And, Batista has referred to NWA champions who didn't hold the big gold belt as holders of the "belt" that he was holding when he held the WHC. And titles have been unified into nonuse and then revived before, like the IC and US titles (on separate occasions).