Wrestling fans tend to get passionate about belt designs. Unlike the more generic belts that tend to populate boxing and mixed martial arts, wrestling title belts have intricate, memorable designs that are burned into our minds. This has led to an explosion in the market of collectible replica belts and even fans buying ring-ready, professional quality belts.
Being the highest profile belt in the business, the WWE Championship is the subject of the most scrutiny, so let's take a look at how all of the different designs stack up.
Some notes before we get started. For the sake of simplifying everything, minor changes are considered the same design. Examples would be:
- Changes to strap color (like the Ultimate Warrior era belts).
- Adjustments to the size of the belt (like the Undisputed belt).
- Revising the spinner belt so it didn't spin anymore.
- And so on.