Wwe being WWe they'll never correct themselves but that doesn't mean I can't complain about their stupidity. First, why they think simply changing the name of a Unified Title makes it a new title and therefore Orton is the 1st is plain dumb. Are they forgetting the unified title which consisted of the same two belts was 1st won by Jericho? If you want to play the semantics game at that time one was the WWF title and the other the WCW title. This is irrelevant though as they are the same titles renamed or not.
An example would be saying whomever was the the champion when the WWF title was renamed the WWe title was the first WWe champion. That only makes sense to dumb people.
Second, if they want to play silly games then I have one for them. Read the first paragraph in the link. The WWWF world heavyweight champion was created when WWWF broke away from the NWA. World heavyweight champion - it states it right there. It being WWWF rather than WWe is of no significance because WWWF is WWe. Wiki skips over some history where it became either WWWF or WWF title again after cooperation with NWA. Then the now WWF broke off again and it was a world heavyweight championship.
Here's to Buddy Rogers the first WWWF aka WWe world heavyweight champion.
or Chris Jericho as he was the 1st to unify the same belts Orton holds.