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Topic: Championship unification

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  WWE Undisputed Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title was "officially" created by the unification of the WWF World Heavyweight Championship and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
The Undisputed Championship was later held by The Undertaker, The Rock, and finally Brock Lesnar, who on August 26, 2002 signed an exclusive contract to appear on the SmackDown!
This led to RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff presenting a new World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H, simply awarding him the championship, citing the fact that Triple H was the last person to hold that championship belt, referencing the time before Ric Flair presented Triple H with a singular belt which represented the Undisputed Championship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/WWE_Undisputed_Championship   (484 words)

 WCW World Tag Team Championship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The WCW World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, when the promotion closed.
From July 1992 to September 1993, the WCW World Tag Team Championship was unified with the current version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, but the titles were split when WCW left the National Wrestling Alliance.
Under WWF ownership, the title was still defended and held mostly by WWF stars until a unification match with the WWF Tag Team Championship (now known as the World Tag Team Championship) between the Hardy Boyz and the Dudley Boyz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/WCW_World_Tag_Team_Championship   (262 words)

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So unification had the purpose of consolidating the two world champions and the highest rated player into one unification world championship cycle.
If the final reunification championship with the winner of the Kramnik-Leko match occurs, then the intermediary title (FIDE Classical Chess World Champion) should be dissolved in favor of the title of FIDE World Champion, which currently belongs to Ukrainian Grandmaster Ruslan Ponomariov.
Instead, a reunification championship cycle where the status of the current champion is diminished, lays a foundation for future disunity within the chess world.
members.lycos.co.uk /csarchive/unity_us.htm   (1276 words)

 E-Fed Central Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The unification of the AGCW Heavyweight Title and the Olympus Mons World Title, exclusive to wrestlers in the "heavyweight" and "HC" weight classes.
The holder of this title is considered the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship unless the championship committee says otherwise.
Unification of the RWO and AGCW Cruiserweight Championships.
members.aol.com /JRyogaH/rules.html   (823 words)

 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Saving the reunification championship
In case FIDE has to revert to a world championship with FIDE time controls and the intermediary title should be automatically abolished after the first championship of that kind.
To enter a reunification championship cycle with the status of the current champion diminished would lay a foundation for new disunity in the chess world for many years ahead.
The unification had the purpose consolidating the two world champions and the player with the highest rating into one unification world championship cycle.
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=727   (1723 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Farce or a fight? It's Tyson-Botha
DiBella's view may be clouded by the fact that his network has the pay-per-view for the heavyweight championship unification bout between Holyfield and Lennox Lewis scheduled for March 13.
However, in light of the Holyfield-Lewis unification bout Tyson-Botha is merely an exercise for Tyson to regain his viability in the division.
After the Holyfield-Lewis unification bout, it will be a while before Tyson gets a chance to fight for the title, particularly if Lewis wins.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/text/1999/jan/16/508282669.html   (725 words)

 The Fix Was In
He had been close to having it a year earlier, but was told by the powers that be that they didn't want him to win yet, he didn't.
Finally, last weekend, a heavyweight championship unification bout was held.
She has judged 90 fights, 27 "championship" fights, so it's hard to say she's incompetent to judge who actually won a round.
www.betatesters.com /barry/fix.html   (1287 words)

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WWE European Championship is unified with WWE Intercontinental Championship.
WWE Hardcore Championship is unified with WWE Intercontinental Championship.
WWE Intercontinental Championship is unified with WWE World Championship.
www.newzbytes.org /defenses/wwe/WWEIC.txt   (1101 words)

 The Week in Chess
Next year's US Championships which take place in the first couple of weeks of December 2004 have found a new co-sponsor.
Two of the delegation of the African games travelled on to the World Youth Championships (player Ahmed Adly and his coach Hassan Khaled) in Halkidiki, Greece where they were diagnosed and sent to Special Diseases Hospital in Thessaloniki.
Unification needs to happen, this would surely be an event with interest.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/even2003.html   (8180 words)

 Obsessed With Wrestling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
If Jacquelyn is good enough to hold the Cruiserweight Championship, she ought to be a competitor for the Womens title.
After the unification Pay Per View, I sadly admit that it would be time for the Undertaker to hang up his tights.
Now, with a roster unification, there would be room to release quite a few guys.
www.obsessedwithwrestling.com /columns/misc/alai01.html   (1575 words)

 NetChessNews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ilyumzhinov said a number of grand masters, including Anand and Khalifman, opposed the initial plan for the championship, and that was why FIDE proposed the changes.
Einstein statement (Note that Einstein insist that the match between Kramnik and the winner of Dortmund is a "world championship" to be followed by a re-unification world championship match).
Rivals Einstein Group and FIDE appear to be moving towards a deal for a unification of the two world championships.
www.chessnetwork.com /ncn/100602.htm   (4370 words)

 The Week in Chess 538
Garry Kasparov seems to be playing at the same level as at the Russian Championship and he leads with 3.5/5.
In his career he was also second in IFSB Championship 1939 and won the Swedish CC Championship in 1942.
The 1st World School Championship for school chess champions in categories Under 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16, will be held 21st-29th April 2005 at the Porto Carras Grand Resort.
www.chesscenter.com /twic/twic538.html   (7063 words)

 The Daily Dirt Chess Blog: August 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Now things move to the next cycle with 128 players in December, and with the winner playing a match with Kasparov next year to qualify for the unification match against the winner of Kramnik-Leko, which FIDE is now helping to put together.
That may or may not be true, but since this was supposed to be a quickie extracurricular match to unify the title, I'm inclined not to care.
The last world championship match that went off as planned was 1990.
www.chessninja.com /dailydirt/archives/2003/08   (4039 words)

 GrandMaster Square >>> Open Letter from Ruslan Ponomariov
I believe that it is necessary to make a bilateral contract between FIDE and me, World Champion, for the Ponomariov-Kasparov Unification World Championship match.
While I share with FIDE big responsibility for the unification of the chess world, I request keeping to generally accepted international laws and procedures.
The meeting in Wijk aan Zee should have contributed to further advancement of the unification of the chess world.
www.gmsquare.com /ponopen.html   (272 words)

 Susan Polgar Chess Blog: 10/16/2005 - 10/22/2005
A Topalov-Kramnik match for the title is out of question, because FIDE has organised a two-year cycle for the world championship, analogous to the one we had in San Luis, where eight qualifiers will fight for the title.
FIDE President Kirsan Illumzhinov had earlier indicated that, in principle, a match between the winner of the World Championship in San Luis and Vladimir Kramnik was possible, providing the Kramnik camp comes up with a minimum of two million dollars.
The top four chess players from the world championship that has just been completed, and four other chess players according to the results of the World Cup and qualifying matches, will take part in the championship, he said.
susanpolgar.blogspot.com /2005_10_16_susanpolgar_archive.html   (4209 words)

 WWE: Inside WWE > Title History > Intercontinental > 20021020 - Triple H
The rivalry between Triple H and Kane became so intense that both competitors decided to put their title on the line in a World Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championship unification match at No Mercy 2002.
Soon after, the Intercontinental Championship was deemed inactive and remained so until May 18, 2003.
The names of all World Wrestling Entertainment televised and live programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans and wrestling moves and all World Wrestling Entertainment logos are trademarks which are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
www.wwe.com /inside/titlehistory/intercontinental/322732   (253 words)

 CNN/SI - Boxing - Holyfield-Lewis rematch set for Nov. 13 - Wednesday September 01, 1999 08:30 AM
Posted: Wednesday September 01, 1999 08:30 AM Evander Holyfield (left) and Lennox Lewis both feel they have something to prove after their controversial March fight that ended in a draw.
Holyfield's IBF and WBA titles will be on the line once more, as will the WBC title owned by Lewis when the two try once again to unify the heavyweight championship for the first time since Riddick Bowe threw the WBC belt into a garbage can after beating Holyfield on Nov. 13, 1992.
This time, though, the organizations who give out the titles will not be picking the judges as they did in New York City.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /more/boxing/news/1999/08/31/holyfield_lewis   (898 words)

 WWF Survivor Series 2001 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The WCW US title held by many greats such as Ric Flair, and the IC title held by the likes of Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart would dissolve into one title, whichever company survived would use the respective title.
It was this contrast in wrestling style, which made the match poor.
I don’t know how many times this team have fought each other but this outing was to the same level of standard as we can expect from two of the biggest tag teams in the WWF.
www.wrestling101.com /101/article/WWEVD/141   (1405 words)

 Toney Wins Heavyweight Title, Ruiz Retires
Age was simply a number as Toney, only the fourth boxer to have fought in a heavyweight championship match, appeared to be the better boxer, and power-counter puncher.
There needs to be a world heavyweight championship unification tournament.
He does not have a fight lined up, but the most ideal fight for Byrd would be a unification match against Toney, the newly crowned WBA heavyweight champ.
www.blackathlete.net /artman/publish/article_0661.shtml   (998 words)

 HBO PPV.com > Unification > The Story
Morales vs. Hernandez is scheduled for 12 rounds of championship action.
He says he is eager to take on Morales in this unification world championship bout.
HBO®, HBO Sports® and HBO World Championship Boxing®, Boxing After Dark®, HBO PPV® and Boxeo de Oro(SM) are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc..
www.hboppv.com /events/morales_hernandez   (505 words)

 Unification News for November 2002 - TOC - Unification News 11/2002
Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han watch the Korean Soccer Championship, which was won by Seongnam' Ilhwa Cheonma, a team founded by Rev. Moon, November 17, 2002.
The championship was played in Korea, Rev. and Mrs.
The championship was won by Seongnam' Ilhwa Cheonma, a team founded by Rev. Moon, November 17, 2002.
www.tparents.org /UNews/Unws0211/0-Toc.htm   (361 words)

 FIDE Online. FIDE Minutes: Communique of the Presidential Board Meeting in Bucharest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
President Ilyumzhinov pointed out that it was significant that FIDE was awarding this unification match 76 years later after its inaugural staging of the famous Alekhine-Capablanca World Chess Championship match in Buenos Aires in 1927.
With regard to the Post Unification 2 year cycle, the Board reaffirmed FIDE’s commitment to organise the tournaments and matches within the principles of the Prague Agreement as well as the established decisions of the FIDE General Assembly.
The World Championship Committee was mandated to obtain the input of the top players before finalising the Regulations for the new cycle starting November-December with the 128 player knockout tournament now renamed the FIDE World Cup.
www.fide.com /news.asp?id=121   (700 words)

 Heavyweight Title Unification: Worth The Risk
Although King can unify two or three pieces of the world heavyweight championship, the unification process cannot be complete without perhaps the most essential component — the WBC heavyweight title.
For Rahman and the other fighters, having a championship will be an essential and important component for King to sell to HBO a heavyweight championship unification tournament.
Even if Klitschko, the most recognizable of the heavyweight champions enters the tournament, there is no guarantee that he can be the driving force used to sell the tournament.
www.blackathlete.net /artman/publish/article_0494.shtml   (733 words)

 Wilbur's Boxing Notes
None were as important or spectacular than the Super Middleweight Championship unification fight between Jeff Lacy and Joe Calzaghe.
The championship reigns had mostly gone unnoticed however.
Not many cared about the strings of double digit title defenses because neither was considered the true Champion at their weight class.
ringsidereport.com /Wilbur0362006.htm   (1337 words)

 Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often!
The most important interests are those of the Championship contestants themselves and their worldwide fans.
World Championship boxing in the Twenty First Century has become a global sport.**** It is the policy of the World Boxing Organization to encourage its Champions to pursue recognized status as undisputed World Champions and to unify the Championships of the four major world sanctioning organizations (the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF).
Recognizing that the Unified Champion must pay multiple Sanctioning Fees and the aggregate burden can be deterrence to Championship unification, the WBO Rules provides that a Unified Champion only pays one-half of the scheduled WBO Sanction Fee.
www.fightnews.com /986.htm   (493 words)

 Daily Chess Columns
Four players who hold or have held world championship titles are included in the seven-player field.
The world championship title cannot exist in isolation, it is part of an ongoing process.
All four will be involved in the world championship process for years to come and they need to take that long view.
www.chessbase.com /columns/column.asp?pid=162   (2274 words)

 The Daily Dirt Chess Blog: More FIDE-Kramnik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
San Luis was a quickie unification attempt and fine for that.
Curiously, Kasparov says he was prepared to give up draw odds in a unification match back in 1995 if the challenger turned out to be Kamsky and not Karpov (since he'd beaten him already was his logic).
Regarding unification, he uses the same arguments as Topalov, in fact, he even quotes Topalov: Kramnik lost his chance by not playing in San Luis which Kirsan refers to as "unifying match-tournament".
www.chessninja.com /dailydirt/archives/more_fidekramnik.htm   (4337 words)

 Boxing Had Plenty of Ups, Downs, & Excuses in 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Although Lacy did not fight Calzaghe in 2005, there was an announcement that Lacy would indeed challenge Calzaghe to a super middleweight championship unification fight in March '06.
John Ruiz, who lost the WBA heavyweight championship to James Toney, who was stripped after testing positive for steroids, lost the WBA heavyweight title on December 17 to undefeated, Nicolay Valuev in Germany.
Roy Jones, Jr., one of the greatest fighters to have won championships in the middleweight, super middleweight, light-heavyweight, and heavyweight divisions, apparently has met the end of the road.
www.blackathletesportsnetwork.net /artman/publish/article_01391.shtml   (1553 words)

 The Cyber Boxing Zone Newspage
It was the face of Brooklyn’s Luis Collazo, the man that wrested Rivera’s WBA welterweight championship title from him a year ago.
Ohio powerhouse Chad Van Sickle is no stranger to the northwest with six fights in Tacoma in 2004 and has a record of 21-3-2 with 12 knockouts.
LAS VEGAS, May 6 — Saturday night was a big one for the Golden Boy Promotions team at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in addition to the stirring win by President Oscar De La Hoya over Ricardo Mayorga, five other fighters from the GBP team emerged victorious in their bouts.
www.cyberboxingzone.com /news   (3014 words)

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