Hear me out. In the days of yore, titles like the IC and US championship were used to groom the next main event star and eventual challenger to the current world champion. We saw it time and time again with guys like Hart, HBK, Rock, Austin, etc in WWE and to a lesser extent in WCW, the most glaring example being Goldberg. As we all know during the past decade, give or take a few years, those titles haven't meant much of anything. Being an IC fanboy, this has had me fuming for years. However, it's painfully obvious that the MITB briefcase holders are the real mid card champions. All the of winners of the case (exc. Cena) have cashed in to win their respective World titles. They're usually featured in feuds in which they have to defend their case like a title. Finally, for the most part, they become main eventers afterwards. I think this might explain why the actual mid card titles are ignored for the most part. If this is the case, they should just retire the IC and US belts and move on.