Report: People In WWE ‘Frustrated’ With Confusion Surrounding New Championships

Report: People In WWE ‘Frustrated’ With Confusion Surrounding New Championships WWE

WWE has been introducing new championship titles in recent weeks in an attempt to streamline the brand specific titles following the 2023 WWE Draft.

The Draft saw Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair be drafted to SmackDown, while the SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley was drafted to Raw.

The streamlining of titles led to the new World Heavyweight Championship being introduced on Raw, while Roman Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship became one title over on SmackDown.

Most recently on last night’s SmackDown, WWE presented Asuka with a new WWE Women’s Championship in place of her Raw Women’s Championship.

Asuka’s new title looks the same as Roman’s, which is done as a way to make the titles feel at the same level, and also features the word ‘undisputed’ on the front plate, despite their being two championships.

In an update from Fightful Select (subscription required), the misuse of the term ‘undisputed’ has been a point of frustration within the company, with Roman’s championship being referred to as undisputed in name despite Seth Rollins also being a world champion, and Asuka’s championship featuring the word on the front of the title despite Rhea Ripley also being a champion.

On the situation, one WWE higher up said that ‘that’s admittedly confusing. I don’t know why there is an insistence on doing that, and a lot of people have brought that up and it’s been dismissed.’

The report also notes that Rhea Ripley’s championship is also set to receive some adjustment, whether in terms of design or simply a renaming is not yet known.

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4 months ago by Connel Rumsey



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