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According to World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., the "World Heavyweight Championship" was briefly known as the "Undisputed Championship" from May until September 2002. The move came after the World Wresting Federation (WWF) doubled in size and divided its roster among the Raw and Smackdown brands, renaming itself the "WWE."

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