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- WWE’s website has an article up on the new WWE Title belt. They revealed that Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers fame made the belt from a concept the WWE creative team had. Orange County Choppers had help from famed wrestling belt maker Dave Millican.

WWE says that 18 months ago, it was decided they wanted to get rid of the spinner belt and WWE’s Senior Vice President of Creative Services Stan Stanski had to come up with a new design.They talked ideas such as using a red leather strap and even having the title with door hinges on both sides.

Stanski said:

“Our idea was never to take a step back or do something predictable or expected. We wanted to evolve the brand and create something that’s never been done before. You don’t always know what a traditional title might represent. We wanted you to know immediately that this was the WWE Championship.”

The article notes that WWE wants this title belt to stick around for a long time. More than $50,000 went into making the belt and it was mentioned that they had planned to unveil it at WrestleMania 28 but that obviously didn’t happen. One of the earlier designs had a massive, 3D eagle that grasped the central WWE logo with its talons.

  • paul s

    Its fucking terrible looking. Wwe really need to sack some of their creative

  • The Killswitch

    I noticed this as well. It’s a poor choice to have dropped it, although it seems to have become an overlooked detail lately.

  • The Killswitch

    The title on WWEShop.com features regular WWE logos. I’m fairly certain he only has them on it for now to personalize it.

  • Knightcon

    Keep it around! It has the Rocks logo on the side platee

  • Dan

    My main issue with the new belt is that it doesn’t have a name plate for the champion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.lanningiii Richard Lanning III

    should have went with the massive 3d eagle

  • Little Jimmy

    I Was Hoping for the Classic World Championship to come back. This new title is ok but it is a bit too big and too plain, But it beats the Spinner belt I guess.

  • Shawn Bronald

    First of all, the belt looks like a gigantic, ugly belt buckle. Secondly, the original idea sounded awesome! Finally, is there any more of a fake sounding name than “Stan Stanski”???

  • Pewp

    Slowly starting to grow on me. I will have to see it with a few champs before I decide. I still am not exactly thrilled with the new design, but I will try to keep an open mind.

  • jedi

    I just dont like the rocks brama bull symble on it. Is that going to stay after he drops the title cause it would be stupid to have his stuff on a regular belt, the eagle holding the logo sounds like the way it should have been!

  • http://retrorevelations.blogspot.com/ Jesse Moak

    Well that explains everything. They didn’t have a professional belt maker design it…they had some tool from Orange County Choppers do it………..great.

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