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Re: Classic Wrestling General Discussion & Review Thread
Ok not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but I remembered some heavyweight title trivia the other day.
Mike Awesome was the reigning ECW heavyweight champion when he left for WCW. ECW convinced him to come back and drop his belt to Tazz, who was contracted to WWF then, but the WWF had a working agreement with ECW.
Meanwhile, Chris Benoit had won the WCW heavyweight belt, but left for the WWF the next day (with Malenko, Saturn, and Eddie Guerrero).
Also meanwhile, Triple H was the reigning WWF heavyweight champ. And in one week he beat Tazz, the holding ECW champ, and Benoit, the holding WCW champ. Non-title matches, and technically doesn't make him the first undisputed champ, because Jericho is the man. But it happened while ECW and WCW weren't owned by Vince, so that's pretty damn cool.
Also, Vince apparently doesn't own ECW or WCW wholly, just their libraries, histories, and copyrights. Which is still mostly. That way they weren't responsible for all the debt involved.
Last edited by CactusJamie; 04-20-2013 at 09:56 PM.