Back in the day, the Intercontinental Title was always built as the secondary title to the WWE(F) Championship, and it was very much known as the 'workers', belt, with guys like Savage, Hennig, and Hart carrying it.
With the past two World Heavyweight Champions in Del Rio and Ziggler, and the company putting the WWE Championship back on Cena as the face of the company, I can't help but get the sense that the World Heavyweight Championship is now what the Intercontinental Title used to be - a secondary championship used for guys who deserved a title, just not the big one. I realize that Del Rio was the WWE Champ at one point though, but I can't see him going back there any time soon.
As much as the WWE has tried to equalize the two world titles, I think we all know that the World Heavyweight will always take a back seat. And with this year being the 50th Anniversary of the WWE Championship, I can't ever see that changing now.
Thoughts? Is the World Heavyweight Championship this generation's Intercontinental Title?