Birth of a Title

September 2, 2002

After Brock Lesnar wins the Undisputed Championship at Summerslam, the title becomes exclusive to the SmackDown brand, leaving Raw without a champion. However, Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff awards Triple H with a brand new championship, represented by a prize carrying plenty of heritage. As the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H bestows instant credibility to the new title.

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