That’s another way of looking at things. Titles are what make wrestling shows go around. With so many things going on in any given wrestling promotion, you can have a bunch of stories taking place at the same time. However, titles are what wrestlers are going to want more than anything else and that has been the case for a long time now. There are a lot of titles around in WWE, but one wrestler has an interesting take on the hierarchy of titles.
NXT has shaken up a lot of things in WWE. While last year was the breakout moment for NXT with their success at Survivor Series, NXT has been a huge deal for a long time now with a different style of wrestling from the main roster shows. That has been the case for a long time now and the NXT Title has turned into something very special. But just how special is it?
Kevin Owens appeared on this week’s edition of the Bump and talked about the importance of various titles in the company. Owens said that the NXT Title was more prestigious than either the United States Title or the Intercontinental Title because it is the top title in NXT rather than a secondary title. He made it clear that he would love to hold any of the titles, but the NXT Title was the more prestigious in his mind. Owens has held the NXT Title once, the United States Title three times and the Intercontinental Title twice.
Owens has made this clear before. Check out a pretty amazing segment against United States Champion John Cena:
Opinion: This is one of those things where I could see it going either way. Part of the problem though is the Intercontinental Title has such a long history and so much prestige that it’s hard to imagine anything other than the World Title being above it. That being said, if NXT is becoming as big of a deal as either Monday Night Raw and SmackDown (it isn’t there yet but they’ve closed the gap quite a bit), the NXT Title will be up near that level.
Which title means more? Will NXT ever be an equal third brand? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. We are proud to offer our popular Wrestling Rumors app and encourage you to download it for an optimized user experience. It is available for Android and also on iOS. Thank you for reading!