Will The World Heavyweight Championship Belt Get a New Look?
The Raw broadcast after WrestleMania 29 proved to be more than just a typical post-PPV Raw show. That night, the live Raw audience ignited a fire under the internet wrestling community with their undying participation of the weekly show. It was this live crowd that was doing the wave, chanting the commentator’s names and elevating the Fandango theme to its highest ranking in the iTunes charts via their singing.
In addition, this was also the crowd that witnessed the cashing in of the Money in the Bank contract as Dolph Ziggler sought the opportunity to win the World Heavyweight Championship. When this cash in happened, it was the dawning of a new day in the WWE. But with the dawning of a new day-a new era, could the World title be next to have a new direction in terms of its looks?
Every WWE title has gone through some sort of a makeover in the last 15 years, including the Intercontinental title which reverted back to its classic look. Since making its way into the WWE in 2001, the World Heavyweight Championship is the one title that has virtually stayed the same throughout all of these years. There is a good chance that the title never did go through the proverbial makeover in the interest of respecting the legacy that it holds on to. But the WWE is known for detaching itself away from the past.
So what about it? Would a makeover to the World Heavyweight Championship be accepted by the WWE Universe? When the WWE title changed to the spinner title, the reception was pretty negative and many fans were not OK with it. The most positive feedback came from the new WWE title that The Rock presented, along with Cody Rhodes bringing back the classic IC title. This shows that tradition is favored among the audience (the new WWE title is close to a classic looking title). Despite the possibility that the audience will not favor the look, the WWE will look at it as an opportunity for additional merchandise to be sold, which is always a good thing in their eyes.
Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer for Rant Sports