John Cena claims victory as a result of disqualification, but feels the Walls of Jericho after the match.06/28/2017 - 14:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.06/28/2017 - 12:30
Cathy Kelley previews tonight's NXT Women's Championship brawl between Asuka and Nikki Cross, checks in with the newly returned Ember Moon and celebrates the NXT arrival of Mauro Ranallo on the premiere of NXT Insider.06/28/2017 - 10:45
Get a new perspective on the Coquina Clutch that nearly put The Beast Incarnate to sleep during the June 26, 2017, edition of Raw.06/27/2017 - 16:30
Will The Underdog from the Underground continue have Mr. Money in the Bank's number in this one-on-one battle?06/27/2017 - 23:15
Dasha Fuentes attempts to get a word with The Ravishing Russian after her quick loss to SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi, but Lana is not in the mood to talk.06/27/2017 - 22:45
A furious Randy Orton holds SmackDown LIVE hostage until he gets a title rematch with Jinder Mahal. The Viper gets his wish, but the WWE Champion gets to choose a stipulation.06/27/2017 - 22:15
After Kevin Owens refuses to face AJ Styles in his New Face of America Open Challenge, SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan makes a huge match with championship implications for next week.06/27/2017 - 22:00
WWE Bring it Back!: ANY classic WWE Title that’s NOT the Spinner
The WWE Championship has a storied history as diverse
as the iconic Superstars that have carried it into battle. Such an incredible symbol
of excellence requires a look that will once again reflect the stand-out
grapplers who have risen to the top of the WWE mountain.
(WWE TITLE PHOTOS | WWE CHAMPIONS WEIGH IN ON REPLACING WWE TITLE)
WWE.com joins the call of the WWE Universe on Facebook and Twitter, pleading for the WWE to abandon the current “Spinner Title” design and return to the pride and tradition radiated by past WWE Titles.
The WWE Title carried to ring today was created specifically for John Cena, reflecting a time when The Cenation Commander-in-Chief was rapping his way through SmackDown. However, while Cena has long since traded in the giant chain around his neck for dog tags, the Spinner design is still “kicking it old school.” Shouldn’t it have long since gone the direction of other classic personalized titles like Edge’s Rated-R Superstar Spinner modification and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s “Smoking Skull” Championship?
If a change is required, there is no shortage of prestigious replacements from which to pick. Looking back through the annals of WWE history, the Winged Eagle Title has to be at the forefront. First introduced for the epic rematch between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant on The Main Event in '88, this awe-inspiring prize instantly rose to prominence, walking hand-in-hand with WWE elite from “Macho Man” Randy Savage to Bret “Hit Man” Hart to The Undertaker.
Still, the sheer popularly of the Winged gold does not make it the only brass ring in the sea. Another earth-shattering possibility would be its Attitude Era cousin, featuring a variation of the Eagle, along with a more circular structure similar to the traditional championship, a bigger globe and the larger “Champion” on the bottom.
Not only was the Attitude Era Title carried by greats including The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and a slew of other tremendous champions, but bringing back a symbol of WWE’s period of uncontrollable bedlam is truly befitting of the rebellious nature of the current titleholder CM Punk.
Some variation of the WWE Undisputed Championship design might make a comeback. Sporting a classy black and gold layout, this celebrated title made famous by legends like the late Eddie Guerrero screams elite and dignified all at the same time.
There is enormous glory embedded in past incarnations of WWE’s most coveted prize. So please, stop the collective head of the WWE Universe from spinning and bring back any WWE Title design other than the current title!