The Rock introduced a new WWE Championship to the WWE Universe this past Monday. He called the previous spinner title a toy and that “it should never, ever spin." I agree completely with The Rock’s statement.
A new title was long overdue. The spinner title debuted back in April 2005 as a replacement for the Undisputed Championship after John Cena defeated JBL at WrestleMania 21. It fit Cena’s character at the time, but even when he lost the belt to Edge and Miz, Cena’s spinner title was still displayed proudly.
This new title is the fifth major WWE Championship design. There was the Winged Eagle from the early 1990s, Big Eagle from 1998 to early 2002, the Undisputed Championship from 2002 to 2005, the Spinner title from 2005 to 2013 and then the current title.
There were earlier designs of the WWE Championship, including a custom one for Andre the Giant, but they didn't last long.
I'm ranking the titles based on prestige, legacy and overall design.
I’m not including any personalized titles like Edge’s or Miz’s modified spinner or the Smoking Skull title, regardless of how cool they looked.