Post by tigersamurai on May 16, 2019 12:26:08 GMT -5
Good question. For me it was always an important title held by some of the best wrestlers in the GWF. Bishop Hell was the first wrestler to really have a big run with it and used it as a stepping stone to become the Galaxian champ. Spike, too, helped establish its early importance. It was always a hotly contested title and defended more often than the Galaxian (every couple weeks as opposed to every 30-60 days). I saw it more as a parallel to the NWA US title than the WWF IC belt. Though, as a modern parallel, it would be much more like the IWGP IC vs IWGP HW. At times the belt felt equal to the Galaxian title, but usually I booked it as the secondary belt with the mid-upper mid card talent dominating the rankings, though now and again a main event talent would have a run (Encubus being a notable example in my fed). If I was introducing a big talent, I would usually give them a run at the title before moving on to the Galaxian, though Chaos and Monolith are notable exceptions to that.
Generally, I always felt it was important to have the title around, more so than any Cruiserweight or "Holovisions" or "hardcore" title, thought I definitely had other belts come in and out of my fed. I'll be introducing it in my Classics fed around 2085 perhaps but nothing is set in stone.
Post by navypharaoh on May 28, 2019 17:46:07 GMT -5
It’s a mid-card title for me composed of Some guys trying to get to the main event & some guys that will never be. It’s some men’s stepping stone and other guys zenith. I put my roster into groups, the top 4-6 guys are headliners, anyone underneath that is competing for the mid level title.
For me it is a mid-card to lower upper card title.I see it as more of the NWA US title than the Intercontinental title.Overtime is the current champ and the Tournament Master has been trying to take the belt off of him to no avail.
Post by victoryroll84 on Aug 1, 2019 7:54:21 GMT -5
I'm using it like the IC title circa 85'-96' were it was a BIG deal when the champion would roll into town! The IP Champ's are always main eventers that may or may not get a long run with the heavyweight title belt. It holds great prestige as all titles should lol
Going with the status quo here - Using it as a secondary belt, similar to the IC or US title... But with the high caliber of upper tier talent in the GWF, it rarely serves as a stepping stone to the top title... In my post-2119 canon reboot (currently in 2126), the only characters that have held BOTH the IP title and the Universal HW title are Nosfera and Swarm... And Nosfera actually held the more prestigious title BEFORE holding the IP title... At this point in time, Swarm has probably displayed the most gradual development in my fed --- It's been a lot of fun to watch!
Post by Van the Automator on Aug 7, 2019 13:06:55 GMT -5
Up until Sly Drury's return I used it as a WWE IC level title, but that was Sly's belt. When he left the GWF he was IP champion so when he came back that was his focus and it elevated the title, so much so that when Monolith won the Rigel Rumble he challenged Sly for it at GalactiMania. It then became like NJPW's IC title, almost on par with the Heavyweight but slightly below. It's now part of the GWF triple crown under Godsend.