Former AEW Star Says WWE World Heavyweight Championship Feels Like Participation Trophy

Former AEW Star Says WWE World Heavyweight Championship Feels Like Participation Trophy WWE

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, 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

Transcription via Wrestling Inc.

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