Fool's Gold: Wrestling's Insignificant Championships

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Fool's Gold: Wrestling's Insignificant Championships

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away—championships meant something.

When one man claimed to the best in a division, a title over his shoulder meant he was.

Today, not so much.

Chasing a secondary championship then meant competition. It meant fighting and scraping your way to the top. At the very least, it meant being part of a division made up of athletes wanting the same thing.

Today, again, not so much.

Chasing a secondary championship today means, "You're over enough to be on TV and we have a championship someone needs to carry."

Introducing a new belt could also be a company's way of making its brand look more credible. There could be grand allusions of creating something new or different—or simply creating a stepping stone for future main eventers.

Today I look at fool's gold: modern day wrestling's top-five insignificant championships.

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