WWE's Triple Crown: Why Doesn't the United States Championship Qualify? (Small Package) | Smark Out Moment
As a refresher to anyone who doesn't know, the Triple Crown in WWE is a setup where someone has won (at least one time) a Primary Championship, a Secondary Championship and a Tag Team Championship.

Over the years, WWE has had numerous versions of different titles and it bugs the hell out of me that they haven't specified one change in particular: the United States Championship still doesn't qualify as a Secondary Championship.

For the record, the Primary Championship used to be either the WWE Championship or the World Heavyweight Championship. So far, they haven't specifically stated the Universal Championship is the new standard in place of the World Heavyweight Championship, but all three suffice, I'm sure.

The same goes for how they haven't fully specified the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championship titles are on par with the World Tag Team Championship and such, but c'mon, they have to be.

Still, though, the Secondary Championship is solely the Intercontinental Championship, even though the United States title has been around for at least 2003 if they're going by strictly WWE standards, but back to 1975 if they include the oldest version of the belt.

Here's the thing. The United States title is not as tied to WWE as the intercontinental, but it's fundamentally serving the exact same purpose as the midcard belt and after 15+ years of this being the case, there's no reason why it shouldn't be recognized.

If the world title and tag title tiers have a "this or that" brand distinction, the secondary tier should, too. It counts for the Grand Slam Champion distinction, so why not Triple Crown?

Sheamus and John Cena should be considered Triple Crown winners, but they've only had a United States title reign, rather than an intercontinental run, even though it's fundamentally the same thing.

It's just stupid and it isn't as though those two people are in bad spots in the company that they wouldn't want to give them a boost, so now's the perfect time to pull the trigger and just casually mention it on commentary some day that John Cena is a Triple Crown winner. The end.

What do you think? Drop a comment below!

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