A former AEW star says the World Heavyweight Championship feels like a participation trophy.
On the April 24 edition of WWE Raw, Triple H introduced the World Heavyweight Championship and announced a tournament to determine the inaugural champion with the final at Night Of Champions on May 27.
Some fans have been critical of the decision to create the new title and it feeling like a consolation prize with Roman Reigns still reigning as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
During an interview with Wrestlingnews.co, former AEW star and WWE star Cedric Alexander’s wife, Big Swole. criticized the creation of the new title and echoed many fans’ sentiments. Swole said:
“I feel like this is like a participation, like a ribbon. A participation ribbon you got as a kid for trying. You gave it the old college try.”
“You got one of those purple fifth-place, sixth-place type of thing. That’s kind of what it is.”
As previously reported, WWE announced the 12 competitors who will vie for the World Heavyweight Championship on the May 8 episode of Raw and the May 12 edition of SmackDown.
Full results from Backlash were as follows:
Raw Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) def. IYO SKY
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Omos
United States Championship – Austin Theory (c) def. Bobby Lashley, Bronson Reed
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Rhea Ripley (c) def. Zelina Vega
San Juan Street Fight – Bad Bunny def. Damian Priest
Solo Sikoa & The Usos def. Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens & Matt Riddle
Cody Rhodes def. Brock Lesnar
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