It’s a day of leaks at WWE headquarters.
First, a photo of a production truck with SMACKDOWN WILL BE ON THURSDAYS AGAIN SOON on the side goes viral. Now, what appears to be a photo of the brand new WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt is making the rounds.
So … basically the WWE Championship belt with the WWE Network on it. Hey, at least it doesn’t spin.
The last time a single title belt represented an undisputed WWE Champion was the appropriately-named WWE Undisputed Championship belt in 2002. The championship became disputed again when then-champion Brock Lesnar decided he was only going to defend it on Smackdown, and the “World Heavyweight Championship” was reappropriate and handed to Triple H on Raw. The title itself became unified again at December’s TLC pay-per-view when Randy Orton defeated John Cena to become the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but two belts have represented it since then. John Cena wears them like a scarf.
It looks like somebody’s class ring, but it’s progress.