It's heavyweight because it's technically the unified belt of wcw and wwe belts, heavyweight because wcw use to have light/cruiser weights, belts remember are props to tell a story. Rey mysterious was once world heavyweight champion and guy was like 163 lbs
>>912547 their use to be a minimum weight for the heavyweight title i believe it was 225-250 because they had a crusierweight title and the maximum was 225 lbs. They got rid of the cursierweight belt and then the minimum rule went away or stopped enforcing it who knows when.
>why is the belt called world heavyweight belt when there are no weight classes The "Heavyweight" moniker is a bit misleading and goes back to the days when wrestling was widely viewed as a legit competition. At times there have been Junior Heavyweight or Cruiserweight championships alongside the heavyweight belt, but there's no rules restriction against a worker "moving up" a weight class. With that said, promotions usually present their heavyweights as unassailable by the juniors/cruisers. (New Japan explicitly works this way, with their junior heavyweights competing for their own titles until they're deemed worthy of moving up the roster.)
But of course, a worker's billed weight only needs to bear a passing relationship to their actual size.
>why is there a intercontinental belt Essentially, the intercontinental belt is a means of promoting a worker on the middle of the roster. The title was born in the seventies, first as a North American title and then transformed into an Intercontinental belt by "unification" with a fictional South American Championship. There have been a number of solo titles of a similar character, such as Television Champion, Hardcore Champion, and European Champion.
>US belt Similar story to the Intercontinental Championship, but it originated in the NWA, then was promoted in WCW. After WCW's collapse, WWF/E bought their assets (including the titles) and this is the only belt to survive as an independent title.
>>912615 >it used to be just WWF/E championship It started off as the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, though I suppose you could blame the NWA for that.
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