Report: WWE Set to Unify Yet More Championships in Near Future?

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistJanuary 12, 2014

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Fresh off the back of the WWE unifying the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship at the Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view late last year, it appears that the company are set to do it again.

This time, however, it is the company's secondary titles that look set to be merged together at a forthcoming pay-per-view. Per Marc Middleton of, the Elimination Chamber looks set to be the destination where the Intercontinental Championship and the United States Championship will be merged:

A title unification match between WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston is likely for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view next month.

As of yet, the details seem quite sketchy, but if the plans do go ahead, it will mean fewer opportunities for those in the middle of the card to gain gold. It would mean there would just be the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the tag team titles and this newly unified belt for male Superstars to aim for.

It would not be the first time that the United States Championship and the Intercontinental Championship titles have been unified, though. Back in 2001, Edge's victory over Test ensured that the belts were unified together for the very first time.

The belt was reintroduced to the WWE in July of 2003, when Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit in the final of a tournament designed to revive the U.S. title. At the time of the previous unification, the WWE European Championship was still in existence, though—until that was unified with the IC title in 2002, the same year the WWE Hardcore Championship had the same fate bestowed upon it.

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Perhaps the main reason WWE are so keen on doing this unification now is that the United States Championship has gathered plenty of dust over the past few months. The current champion, Dean Ambrose, won the belt way back in May last year at Extreme Rules. However, due to his involvement with more high-profile storylines, he hasn't defended the belt since last October.

If a unification match does indeed take place at Elimination Chamber, it is more likely that Langston would be the guy who would come out on top. It would free Ambrose of the belt and allow him to potentially move on to a reign with Roman Reigns—should The Shield split before then, of course.

Should the WWE unify yet more titles? Is the card too packed to take away yet another title from the roster? Leave your comments below.