The Brand Grand Slam Title

Here's an important question: What has happened to the Grand Slam Title?

For those who don't know, the Grand Slam Title is a special award to any wrestler that holds 4 out 5 of the championships. The championships in this special accomplishment are as follows: World Championship(World), Intercontinental Championship(IC), European Championship(Euro), Hardcore Championship(HardC), and/or the Tag Team Championship(Tag). The order of acquirement is not important. Here is an example, Shawn Michaels first won the IC, then the Tag, then the World and lastly the Euro. When Shawn won the Euro, he was regarded as the first Grand Slam Champion. But now, this achievement is in jeopardy, because the Euro and HardC were unified into the IC title, which means anyone that holds the IC title can easily be regarded as a Grand Slam Champ. I would really like WWE to address this issue and resolve it.

One idea I had, is to incorporate it into the Brand Extensions few and numerous wrestler trades. They would have to up the championships to 4 out of 6 (WWE, World, IC, US, TAG-RAW, TAG-SD). For example, Triple H and Shawn Michaels are prime examples. Triple H has held the WWE title 5 times, World 2 times, I-C 5 times, and the TAG-RAW 1 time. He is technically the first Grand Slam in this new era. Shawn Michaels has held the WWE title 3 times, World 1 time, I-C 3 times, and TAG-RAW 2 times. Shawn is technically the second Grand Slam in this new era. However...and this is a big however...both of their WWE title wins have been before the Brand Extension and creation of the RAW World Championship. A Technicality? I think so. Are we going to hold it against them. Hmmmm...Vince McMahon wants to make a hard split between each show, and even though the WWE title has been around forever, a new win of the WWE title will truely crown either Shawn Michaels or Triple H the first Brand Extension Grand Slam Champ. I will recognize both of them as Pre-Brand Extension Grand Slam Champs until that day comes.

However, over some time and a lot of thought, the New Grand Slam Title holders will now be Brand Specific. The reason for this is the thought that the chances of one particular wrestler holding each and every title on both brands is seemingly low. And that instance is something greater, an Ultimate Slam Championship Title, which I will also note here. The only variable now is the chance, during a draft, that one of the championship belts being drafted to the other brand, thus leading to the Ultimate Slam Championship Title. This could already happen for Batista and John Cena. Batista has held the TAG-RAW 2 times and World Title 1 time. John Cena has held the US 3 times, and the WWE 1 time. The WWE Title was once on SmackDown but is now on RAW. The World Title was once on RAW and now is on SmackDown. The real point I am getting at, one wrestler will get the opportunity to hold each Brand's available championship. And currently one wrestler has already done just that... Eddie Guerrero. Eddie won the TAG-SD 3 times, the US 1 time and the WWE 1 time. It is fair to acknowledge Eddie Guerrero the first Brand Grand Slam Title Holder!

Below are offical standings...Pre-Brand Ext and Brand Ext Current as well as Current Holdings in the Brand Ext time.

New Grand Slam Title Holders (Brand Ext Current - Trade Effect)
Wrestler
Brand
Date Achieved
Order of Titles
Eddie Guerrero
SmackDown
February 15, 2004
TAG-SD, US, World


Grand Slam Title Holders (Pre-Brand Ext)
Wrestler
Date Achieved
Order of Titles
Hunter Hearst Helmsely September 2, 2002 IC, WWE, Tag-RAW, World
Shawn Michaels November 17, 1997 IC, Tag-RAW, WWE, World


Original Grand Slam Title Holders (Pre-Brand Ext)
Wrestler
Date Achieved
Order of Titles
Shawn Michaels September 20, 1997 IC, Tag, World, Euro
Hunter Hearst Helmsely April 29, 2001 I-C, Euro, World, Tag
Kane May 20, 2001 World, Tag, Hard, IC
Kurt Angle September 10, 2001 Euro, IC, World, Hard
Chris Jericho December 9, 2001 IC, Euro, Tag, World
Rob Van Dam March 31, 2003 Hard, IC, Euro, Tag


NEW Ultimate Slam Championship Title Holders & Statistics (Brand Extension)
Wrestler
Date
WWE
World
IC
US
Tag-RAW
Tag-SD
Cruiser
Total
None

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