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With the 40yr celebration of the intercontenential title, is it time for a new design or should they just retire it?

Personally I would like for it to be retired, it no longer represents what it used to, times have changed. I think it should be replaced with a TV belt and defended weekly in the main event. This can open up creative and have the WWE/Universal belt only be defended on PPV but allow for the WWE/Universal champ to do other things besides wrestle each week.
 

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I don't know who has held the IC or the US title for years tbh. If someone said it was retired years ago, I wouldn't question it.

last time I know who was IC champ was when bryan won it at mania. Beyond that, no clue.
 

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The only redesigning treatment it would get is looking exactly like the WWE, Universal, UK and both Women's belts..

The only person to truly elevate that title and bring it back from the brink of death was The Miz, but apparently they had a boner for Rollins then too so since then it's been a paper championship that just floats around again.

Have to respectfully disagree with the retiring to replace it with another belt idea too. There are already way too many titles in WWE.
 

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Nah keep it going and keep it alive.

IC matches tend to deliver epic matches every now and then while the main event scene is micromanaged into unparalleled dimensions.
 

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It’s a shame what they’ve done to the IC title, it used to mean something. I think it has to much history to be retired, but they definitely need to rebuild it.

I literally do not know who is right now.
 

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The IC title is the best looking title on the main roster so leave it alone othet than bringing back the black strap.

Merge the WWE and Universal title and the IC and US are the main brand championships while the world champion can appear on both shows
 

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Who's the current I.C Champ? I really don't know
Nakamura.

The only design it needs is the black strap. Otherwise it's perfect. The black strap makes it look infinitely better than the white strap, but it needs to keep the classic design. That's what a title is meant to look like.
 

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The only thing they should redefine regarding the IC title is how it´s used. Go back to basics and let it be the workhorse title you hold for a few times before even entering the main title picture.
 

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The Last relevant IC Champion was Miz and was. 3 years ago.
And The second one is Randy Orton and he was more than a decade and a half ago.
For me as as a fan started watching wrestling mid 2002, The Reign of Orton for The IC Championship was The Best în The Last 17 years.
Right now The title is a joke. Put The title on someone Who is over and i don t talk about Richochet.
 

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I remember the belt used to be such a big deal back in the day. Nakamura is the champ now. One of their top wrestlers, hope they start treating it like more of a big deal.
 

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None of that makes any difference. None of the IC Titles issues have anything to do with the IC Title, its just that WWE only cares about the Main Event scene and the tiny handful of select few people they let be Main Eventers.

It needs to be treated like what it once was; a Title given to guys before they hit the Main Event. But the last time I remember the IC Title being in that role was 2003 when Randy Orton won it. The problem is thesedays WWE pick who gets to succeed and they generally rush those people to the top as soon as possible. Often these chosen ones completely bypass the midcard and mix it up with Main Eventers immediately. So the IC Title is irrelevant, after all why give a Styles, Rollins or Reigns a midcard Title run when the McMahons can just force them down our throats and put them in the Main Event immediately?

It means the IC Title is therefor irrelevant, its just a Title for all the "losers" that the McMahons don't care about and don't want to push, its an easy out to pretend someone is relevant, an easy way to fill TV time, an easy way to chuck a couple of guys together in a feud. This is why the midcard Titles are so unimportant now, they dont mean anything. People aren't midcard Champs thesedays because it might lead somewhere and its a start to something. They're midcard Champs because the McMahon regime don't want to push them, but want to pretend they are.

They could change this so easily though. Miz's IC Title runs in 2016 and 2017 got him as over, as popular, and as credible as he's ever been in his 15 year WWE career. (Yes Miz has been in the WWE for 15 years now, despite some mindless Indy worshippers still claiming he's just a reality TV guy) It felt logical, it felt like he was Main Event bound, that felt like a natural progression after his IC Title runs. Instead they fed him to the status quo (Shield and Cena) and he's wound up as irrelevant as he's ever been, and in turn the IC Title is still unimportant. It could have been used to build Nakamura back up in his first run (or was that the US Title?) .

To make the IC Title important again, you need to change the entire structure of the WWE. The McMahons need to stop hand picking the only people allowed to succeed. They need to start letting natural progression and overness lead somewhere. When someone is getting over, push them. Let Stars create themselves instead of forcing complete and utter shite like Seth Rollins as a Star.
 

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The Last relevant IC Champion was Miz and was. 3 years ago.
And The second one is Randy Orton and he was more than a decade and a half ago.
For me as as a fan started watching wrestling mid 2002, The Reign of Orton for The IC Championship was The Best în The Last 17 years.
Right now The title is a joke. Put The title on someone Who is over and i don t talk about Richochet.


I’m genuinely curious how you decide which letters to capitalize...


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I don't know who has held the IC or the US title for years tbh. If someone said it was retired years ago, I wouldn't question it.

last time I know who was IC champ was when bryan won it at mania. Beyond that, no clue.
Pretty sure every 2nd IC champion is The Miz with someone holding it for a months reign in between.
 

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Yes, let's get rid of the most beautiful belt around in WWE today.

No secondary belt will feel important as long as there are two world titles. The hierarchy is all screwed up.
 

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i always preferred the '03 version anyway, bring it back!

 
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