The Orange County Choppers official website, who designed the current WWE Universal Title, has posted a new photo and teased that they are “finishing up another WWE championship belt.”
The ‘new design’ looks very similar to the current one, with the words ‘Universal Championship’ engraved underneath the WWE logo. Not many fans are too pleased with the current title’s design, and Monday Night RAW General Manager Mick Foley shares those opinions. He posted this on his official Facebook page:
“Maybe the look of the Universal Championship isn’t the one that I personally wouldn’t have wanted,” Foley wrote the day after SummerSlam. “But remember the Hardcore Title? It was supposed to be a joke when it was presented to me – broken pieces of metal held together by duct tape. But we made that title mean something by busting our asses to show it’s worth. As Seth Rollins writes in his tweet, a title is about more than appearance; it’s about what it represents for the men fighting for it. Remember the WWE title I won from The Rock – that moment that has gone down as among the greatest in Monday Night Raw history? Did you know that title belt reeked of beer and mildew, and stunk up my bag every day for the 37 days (or whatever the exact number was) that I held it? Did you know that I didn’t give an F about the beer and mildew… or what it looked like, what color it was, if it spun or had my name on it? I only cared about the hard work that had gone into winning it, and that those responsible for running the company felt that I was worthy of holding it.
“There are so many times when WWE fans act in a way that makes me proud. Last night was not one of them. Last night, that vocal minority in attendance – who thought their clever chants about their displeasure toward the aesthetic design of a FREAKING belt were more important than the two guys busting their asses to have the best match possible, made me feel ashamed.”
Here is the photo that the Orange County Choppers posted: