Why A New Title Belt Wasn’t Created For The WWE World Heavyweight Championship

For those wondering why WWE isn’t debuting a new title belt for Randy Orton as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the current belt, which debuted in February, took over a year and a half to make and more than $50,000 was spent in preparation and production.

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  • Tim

    So are they going to do away with one like they said a million times, or do they tarnish one by it being nameless.

  • Dave Barton

    “…took over a year and a half to make and more than $50,000 was spent in preparation and production.”

    A child could’ve designed something better…but hey, a bland belt for a bland champion.

    • Nostaljack

      I promise I mean no disrespect but are you watching Orton nowadays? He may be many things but bland isn’t one of them. He’s raised his game to a level I actually never thought possible. His promos are outstanding and his work rate is tremendous. The Orton hate, while at one time totally understandable, now simply doesn’t make sense.

      • Dave Barton

        I’ll honestly say it: I started skipping Orton’s segments once I realized they were just making him a chicken-sh*t champion and trying to resurrect “The Corporate Champion.” I’ve already lived through Flair’s NWA Title reigns when he relied 110% on the Horsemen to keep his belt, and likewise I’ve already lived through seeing “The Corporation” do all they can to keep the title on “their guy.” This is why Orton’s current reign is bland to me…I’ve already seen it all done before. To me, that’s bland. Daniel Bryan, he was something new & different, and WWE has convinced me that no matter how “over like rover” Bryan is, he really will be treated as just a “solid B+.”

      • Dave Barton

        I’ll honestly say it: I started skipping Orton’s segments once I realized they were just making him a chicken-sh*t champion and trying to resurrect “The Corporate Champion.” I’ve already lived through Flair’s NWA Title reigns when he relied 110% on the Horsemen to keep his belt, and likewise I’ve already lived through seeing “The Corporation” do all they can to keep the title on “their guy.” This is why Orton’s current reign is bland to me…I’ve already seen it all done before. To me, that’s bland. Daniel Bryan, he was something new & different, and WWE has convinced me that no matter how “over like rover” Bryan is, he really will be treated as just a “solid B+.”

      • Alex Cage

        Randy Orton is nothing more than a papered champion, supported only by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Daniel Bryan is a real champion, get that straight!!!!

  • monty

    for a company that makes millions why is that 50.000 thrown around so damn much? its only 50.000

    • Nostaljack

      They’ve thrown away far more for far dumber reasons if you catch my drift.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Richard Gray

        Truth.

  • Venom

    Just shows how short term booking wwe really is. They could have waited until they unified both belts then debut this crappy wwe championship.

    Maybe until after wrestlemania they’ll have one belt. But didn’t the old wwe championship before Cena’s only last 2 years?

    Hopefully if they do come up with one championship it will be a combination of wwe and the big gild belt. A wwe world heavyweight championship should be larger then life. Almost like a wrestler is carrying the Stanley Cup. I’m not saying I just want plain gold like the big gold belt cuz its just bland. A lot of people want the winged eagle one but while I loved it, it was only good cuz of good memories we have of that time.

    • Snap

      The Undisputed championship belt was around for about three years (debuted after Triple H defeated Jericho at WrestleMania 18 and was replaced after Cena defeated JBL at WrestleMania 21) though it continued to show up until the Cena/JBL feud was over and, I believe, the last time we actually saw it was when Eric Bischoff tried to award it to Angle, but Vince sauntered into the arena and took it away.

      As for the look of the current WWE championship, it may not be the best but it is much better than the “spinner” though it still has a little too much bling. The Undisputed design illustrates that sometimes, less is more and the “bling” should accentuate the look and not BE the look.

    • Snap

      The Undisputed championship belt was around for about three years (debuted after Triple H defeated Jericho at WrestleMania 18 and was replaced after Cena defeated JBL at WrestleMania 21) though it continued to show up until the Cena/JBL feud was over and, I believe, the last time we actually saw it was when Eric Bischoff tried to award it to Angle, but Vince sauntered into the arena and took it away.

      As for the look of the current WWE championship, it may not be the best but it is much better than the “spinner” though it still has a little too much bling. The Undisputed design illustrates that sometimes, less is more and the “bling” should accentuate the look and not BE the look.

  • Mushroom

    I agree what Venom says. It just goes to show that WWE doesn’t plan long term. The new belt was just introduced THIS YEAR, and now they’ve already unified the titles instead of possibly waiting until maybe after WrestleMania XXX to introduce a new belt like they did the night after WM X8 in 2002.

    What ever happened to wrestling companies that plan their stories well ahead of time? So sad how that’s a lost art nowadays.

  • keith

    i think they could get rid of calling it the WWE World heavyweight champion to just WWE World Champion, Like if anyone such as Ray Misterio holds i think calling it a heavyweight title is weird. WWE World Champion encompasses both titles and coins a new label but is less of a mouth full to say; Michael Cole already has called a couple of times wrong. just shorten it and keep the WWE title; carrying two titles is gaudy.

  • JWD77

    Granted it probably wasn’t any where as clear and obvious back when this article was written, it now would appear that they didn’t launch a new belt because they are planning to change the WWE logo soon, probably either as soon as the Network launches or at or around WrestleMania. Why launch a new belt when they’d just have to change the logo a couple months later? (Why launch a new belt a year before doing that I don’t know, but maybe they just didn’t realize those changes would come back then.)

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