Thursday, February 21, 2013
Globes, Eagles, & Spinners...The WWE Championship Belt
Should the belt be small or should it be large? Should the design declare the name of the company of which the belt represents or should it simply be the "World" championship? These are the arguments that fans of championship belts and wrestling in general have debated for years now.
WWE has wasted no time in marketing a replica of the newest design of the WWE Championship. Literally minutes after being unveiled on television, a replica of the championship was made available at around $450. Some are already bashing the championship without even giving it a shot. To begin with, the design is worlds better than the belt that has to be considered the worst of all-time, the "spinner" WWE Championship. That particular belt hit two negative chords with me. Aside from being ridiculous as a whole, in my opinion a championship design should never be customized for a particular champion. Novelty belts such as Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Belt not included, a "sanctioned" company championship should not represent any individual champion in design. While The Rock's Brahma Bull logo does appear on the side plates of the new belt, it appears that these side plates will change depending on the champion thus creating an interesting update to the "nameplate" design seen on so many belts of the past.
Fans can finally rejoice, the spinner belt is history! A new design is set to be with us for the long haul. While many of us hoped for a return to something along the lines of the famed "winged eagle" or "undisputed" championships, I feel that the new kid on the block represents exactly what WWE is, a company providing entertainment that will (hopefully) never fully leave their true roots: professional wrestling.