There have been a lot of changes in WWE over the last couple of months, but they are far from done with the surprises and upgrades. As championship belts moved around in the WWE Superstar Draft, some changes needed to be made to those titles. Bray “The Fiend” Wyatt has already introduced a brand new version of the WWE Universal Championship belt as of a week ago, but rumor has it that another change could be coming at this weekend’s Survivor Series.
Some may not realize it, but most title belts in professional wrestling have side plates that are changed out for each champion. Those plates usually represent the current title holder to make the belt more unique to the champion at the time.
After winning the WWE Universal Championship from Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel, the title went over to Friday Night SmackDown. Seeing as how the belt was primarily red, it didn’t seem to make much sense or fit in well with the new brand that it now represented.
One week ago, Bray revealed the brand new look for the Universal Championship and debuted the blue belt. CBS Sports pointed out how the old red championship belt was heavily criticized and stated the blue one actually looks better and works well.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) November 16, 2019
Earlier in the day before Bray showed the new title for the first time, WrestleVotes revealed that two changes were coming. Their Twitter account even hinted that the new title would be rather obvious and go with the color of the brand/show which it was now on.
Big night for titles. Hearing 2 redesigns are complete and both have a real good shot at debuting tonight on SmackDown.
Ones a bit more obvious than the other, considering the colors of both shows. Hint hint.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 15, 2019
As of this writing, a week has gone by and that second title redesign has yet to make its debut on any brand. This is a big weekend for WWE as they will have NXT TakeOver: WarGames on Saturday night and Survivor Series taking place on Sunday evening, so it wouldn’t be surprising if WWE took this opportunity to reveal their new belt.
There will be a lot of people in attendance and fans watching around the world. Not only is that good for business, it also opens the door for them to debut the new championship belt on a global scale.
According to Brad Shepard of Pro Sports Extra, the next championship belt redesign could make its debut Sunday night.
According to a source in #WWE, the company was considering debuting at least one of its two new championship belts as early as this weekend. I’m told it needed Vince’s final approval so it wasn’t a sure thing but I thought I’d at least mention it. #SurvivorSeries
— Brad Shepard of ProSportsExtra.com (@TheBradShepard) November 22, 2019
Shepard went on to say that the new title belts will indeed be redesigns and not brand new championships being introduced.