Examining the Rise and Fall of the World Heavyweight Championship

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Examining the Rise and Fall of the World Heavyweight Championship
All photos courtesy of WWE.com

The World Heavyweight Championship was once the most coveted title in the wrestling industry, but its value has never been lower than it is right now.

For months the feud for the big gold belt has been the third or even fourth most prominent one on the show. Any program that involves the WWE Championship, John Cena, CM Punk or any part-time megastar invariably takes precedence over the World Heavyweight Championship.

Being World Heavyweight Champion used to guarantee a main event spot – now it doesn’t guarantee any more than 18 seconds.

The value of the title has taken a nosedive in recent years, but this article will take a look at the different stages of value the championship has gone through in its eleven year history.

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