Last April, WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H introduced the new World Heavyweight Championship to the fans. Seth Rollins was then crowned as the inaugural World Heavyweight Champion at Night of Champions PLE in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this month, Triple H presented the brand-new Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to Roman Reigns. Adam Pearce then presented the new Women’s Championships to Asuka and Rhea Ripley. Asuka is now the WWE Women’s Champion and Ripley is the Women’s World Champion.
Sports Illustrated reported that it was Triple H’s idea to introduce the new championships and he wanted to refresh the title designs.
“There is a reason behind the change. Paul Triple H Levesque wanted to freshen up all the titles and present a new look, multiple sources have confirmed with Sports Illustrated.”
They also noted that WWE Championship and Universal Championship’s history will be transferred to Roman Reigns’ brand-new Undisputed WWE Universal Title.
“One of those belts represents WWE’s past—having been carried by Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales, “Superstar” Billy Graham, Steve Austin, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels—while the universal title has its own meaning, becoming more valuable on SmackDown than the world title was on Raw. There is significance behind all that history, which is supposed to be transferred onto Reigns’s new gold belt.”
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