Abandoned: The History of the WWE European Championship, Plus a Bonus Title

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Abandoned: The History of the WWE European Championship, Plus a Bonus Title

Throughout history, professional wrestling has seen many championships.

In WWF/E there are six major titles. Not many know that the company has had a total of at least 19 different titles, 13 of which have been abandoned for one reason or another.

The other two major companies owned by WWE are WCW and ECW, which have at least 15 abandoned and forgotten titles between them. For as long as it takes, I will be concentrating on those forgotten titles.

Each slide will feature the champion, who they defeated, where and when they won it, the length of their title reign, any special circumstances that happened during their reign, and a bit of commentary.

Belts with a lengthy history will get their own articles and may be broken up into two depending on the length. Titles with a short history may be featured in a standard article, but if they’re really short they’ll be at the end of another title.

For this edition of Abandoned, I present the WWE European Championship.

The title debuted in 1997 and became a title of importance alongside the Intercontinental Championship.

While it doesn’t have a long history, the title was a coveted one during the late '90s and early 2000s. It seemed like a title that WWE would keep around, but unfortunately was abandoned in 2002 when they decided one mid-card title was enough at the time.

Also featured at the very end of this will be a bonus title! This championship had a total of two champions before being scrapped.

So let’s begin!

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