TLC last year saw WWE unify the two biggest belts in the business to create the WWE World Heavyweight title, that still remains as two belts.
The news of the company unifying the Intercontinental and United States titles isn't new news either, the rumours have been going around for months and it seems this could now be happening sooner rather than later.
When Dean Ambrose was United States Champion WWE showed that there was no need for that title any more because he rarely defended it and there doesn't seem to be a place for two mid- card titles any more.
The Divas have stepped up their game, as has the tag team division and now it seems the titles have run their course and much like the Cruiserweight title before them they have found their ending.
The current champions are Sheamus and Bad News Barrett so it doesn't seem likely this will be happening soon with the European Tour about to kick off. The two will be returning home as Champions for the first time as they are part of two British and one Irish Champion that WWE have tailored to the tour.
That being said Night of Champions is approaching fast and it will be the first year WWE will have just five belts on the line. Considering this is called "Night of Champions" and every match is supposed to be for a title, I don't think five matches will fill up the three hours, plus the pre-show.
Next year we could just have four belts which means that it is quite likely that Night of Champions wont be a pay-per-view any longer and instead WWE will slot a new event into it's place, or change it's name.
As well as this we also have the first Money in the Bank pay-per-view with just one ladder match because of the two big titles being unified. It will be strange seeing only one briefcase holder because sine Money in the Bank was invented there has always been one blue and one red briefcase, but now it seems it's one case and one title unless WWE create a second one for either a different title or as a number on contender match.
This is just another way WWE are trying to take the company forward and make it less about titles and more about bringing through characters and the future in NXT. Whether or not this comes into fruition is another matter but as for right now with the pay-per-view set up, it would make sense to leave it until later.
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