The spinner WWE Championship is like a three-legged horse: Someone needs to put it out of its misery.
The title was designed for John Cena as a way to solidify him as the top star in WWE, but that was years ago and many people have held the same title belt in that time.
CM Punk has been champion for over a year and he is still carrying the ugliest belt in the history of the sport on his shoulder.
OK, Jeff Hardy's TNA belt was way worse, but you see where this is going.
The rumors of a new WWE title design have been circulating for a long time, but nothing ever comes of them. One thing is for sure, though, and that is that the belt will eventually be revamped.
They do it every 10 years or so in order to keep things fresh, and sometimes the design changes are welcome while other times they are hated by almost everyone.
If they go with a new design, then it should be universal to all superstars unless the custom design gets dropped after the holder loses the belt.
Stone Cole did not make the Smoking Skull title belt so other people could hold it as their own. So why should anyone else have to deal with a custom Cena or CM Punk title?
The title should be a reflection of the company, not its top star.
Short-term belts like the Smoking Skull belt are great to draw attention as well as increase merchandise sales with a whole new product, but they should be dropped upon the naming of a new champion.
When John Cena lost the US title, his spinner design was not longer used, but because the WWE spinner became so popular, we had to keep dealing with it.
This is where WWE needs to make a valuable decision. Do they go with a whole new design, or do they go back to a classic title design?
Let's look at the argument that could be made for each side.