The anticipation for the new World Heavyweight Champion in the WWE has reached a fever pitch among wrestling fans. Interestingly, the coveted title could have been awarded to a new champion at WrestleMania 39 if plans involving The Rock had panned out. However, the plans eventually fell through, leading to the exciting events that are currently unfolding.
According to a report by Ringside News, Triple H had been keen on creating a new WWE World Heavyweight Championship for quite some time. The idea for this title had been brewing for over a year, with reports suggesting that the concept for the title was first conceived as early as WrestleMania 38.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter also released a timeline for the new World Heavyweight Championship. It was revealed that the title was almost introduced at WrestleMania 39, with the winner of a three-way match set to be crowned as the new champion. However, this plan hinged on The Rock’s willingness to wrestle at the event.
By November, the idea was for night one of WrestleMania, with Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre at the time tabbed for the match, or a three-way involving Cody Rhodes, if Dwayne Johnson had faced Roman Reigns at Mania.
For whatever reason, that changed, but judging from the name change of the show, the decision to go back to two titles looks to have been very recent.
By November of the previous year, the plans for the new title were in full swing. The first night of WrestleMania was to feature a match between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre, or a three-way bout involving Cody Rhodes if The Rock had decided to take on Roman Reigns at the grand event.
However, the decision to introduce the new title was later changed for unknown reasons. This was further evident from the recent change in the show’s name and the decision to revert to two titles instead of one. Despite this, the excitement and anticipation among wrestling fans for the new World Heavyweight Champion continue to run high.