“The Rated-R Superstar” recently told the tale behind his old custom “Rated-R Championship” belt during his appearance on the latest installment of the WWE Network original documentary series, “WWE Untold.”
As noted, “WWE Untold: The Champ Is HeRe” premiered on the WWE Network over the weekend, featuring a look back at the iconic rivalry between WWE Hall Of Fame legend Adam “Edge” Copeland and John Cena.
During his appearance on the latest edition of the WWE Untold series, Edge spoke about the origins of his “Rated-R Championship” custom title belt that he had made during his feud with Cena as a direct result of his hatred towards the custom spinner title that Cena carried.
“I hated the spinner belts. [I] despised them,” Edge said when beginning to tell the story on WWE Untold. “When they approached me and said, ‘We’re going to do a Rated R Championship belt’, I was like, ‘Right, let me get to work!’ I got home and drew up this beautiful championship belt. This thing was badass (View Photos Of Artwork Edge Had Done For Custom Rated-R Superstar WWE Title).”
He continued, explaining how things ended up going when all was said-and-done.
“When I got back, they were like, ‘Well, no; we’re just going to put your logo in it.’ Like, that’s it,” he said. “Edge wouldn’t want a spinner belt.”
Edge concluded, “That, to me, is the one championship that needs to look like a championship and not somebody’s hub caps.”
Subscribe to the WWE Network today to watch the complete episode of “WWE Untold: The Champ Is HeRe” featuring Edge and John Cena.
Follow Wrestling-Edge reporter Matt Boone on Twitter for more photos of Edge’s custom “Rated-R Superstar” WWE Championship title belt artwork that the company ultimately passed on during his epic rivalry with John Cena chronicled in the aforementioned new episode of WWE Untold by visiting his official feed @MattBoone1984.
.#ICYMI, isolated #artwork drawn by #WWE legend @EdgeRatedR to show #wrestling management behind-the-scenes what he had in mind for the design for his new "Rated-R Superstar" custom #WWEChampionship title belt can be seen via the #PHOTO attached to this tweet. (#WrestlingTwitter) pic.twitter.com/DC0avZljRZ
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) September 22, 2020