The belt sort of reminds me of a UFC type title, with the big WWE logo and mostly gold overall. Thankfully there isn’t much “bling” as that era went out in about 2006. At the time it made sense for John Cena to have such a belt being he was doing somewhat of a rap gimmick still, but having guys like The Miz and even more so with CM Punk carrying that belt just makes no sense at all. Punk tweeted recently that a new belt design was on the way, and it looks like this is our first look at it. Word is there will be a few additions or touch ups on it, but at this point ANYthing is better than that horrible spinner belt that stopped spinning a few years back.
CM Punk hinted that the 1000th RAW would be a good time to debut the new belt, but it remains to be seen if he would even be the guy to debut it since he has a title defense against Daniel Bryan and Kane coming up. Hopefully the finished belt is a major improvement, and a title that we don’t have to look at with embarrassment like we have for years now. If this is indeed the new belt, I’ll say it’s at least better than the spinner, but still not a very traditional look for a wrestling belt. Maybe when we see the completely finished product it will grow on us, but the days when belts featured globes and eagles instead of huge letters are still our favorite.