World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)
The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship owned by WWE. It is one of two in WWE, complementing the WWE Championship. The title is the most recent of five to be represented by the historic Big Gold Belt, first introduced in 1985. It was established under the Raw brand in 2002, after Raw and SmackDown became distinct brands under WWE, and has moved between both brands on different occasions, mainly as a result of the WWE Draft. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches.
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