Last night on Raw, WWE Champion the Rock revealed the new WWE Championship Belt seen above, seemingly ending the “Spinner Belt” era.
Being a bunch of marks like you here at CDWS, we’ve been monitoring the “new belt situation” for quite some time. Our own Frogman LeBlanc had early indications back in June that this was coming and after a 8-month wait the belt has finally arrived.
Overall, even though it’s not the winged eagle, I like it. When I saw the initial plates I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. However, when you think about how the WWE presents itself and it’s “Universe”, why wouldn’t the WWE Logo be the dominant theme for the WWE Championship. It’s not going to be a “World Heavyweight Championship” belt, because we already have one of those.
My only gripe are the “Brahma Bulls” on the side plates. Thankfully, from the looks of the replica already on sale at WWE Shop.com, these panels will serve the same purpose as the nameplate, with the champion’s logo or a generic logo.
What are your thoughts on the new belt? Does it stand up to past WWE Championship designs? However you feel, it could have been a lot worse.