Top AEW Star Weighs In On New WWE World Heavyweight Championship

1 month ago by Dave Adamson

Top AEW Star Weighs In On New WWE World Heavyweight Championship WWE

A top AEW star has weighed in on the recently revealed WWE World Heavyweight Championship that will shortly see its first champion.

The championship was revealed by Triple H on the April 24 episode of WWE Raw with the champion being crowned on Saturday May 27th at Night of Champions.

AEW’s Matt Hardy has recently discussed his opinion of the championship on the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, saying:

“I’ll talk about the actual physical structure of the title and how it looks. I’m okay with it.

“I know there were a lot of people right from the jump that came out and said they didn’t like it, but I’m okay with the design.

“It’s a combination of the big WWE symbol and like a big gold belt. I feel like I’m okay with it. I think it’ll grow on me as time goes on.”

Moving on from the look of the belt, Hardy would discuss its potential in WWE storylines, adding:

“As far as the idea of having another champion on another brand, I’m good with that too. I like that.

“I feel like it was very powerful for Roman Reigns holding both of the titles and being the Undisputed Champion, but I feel like if you’re going to have two different brands and they’re going hard splits, I feel like it’s important to have a champion on both brands.

“That way whenever you have live events, you get to see the world heavyweight title defended and that’s a very important thing, I think, and I think that’s also something that sells tickets.

“So I’m totally good with having two different brands, having somewhat of a hard split, and having a world champion on both brands. I think that’s a good thing.”

With the WWE Draft taking place on WWE SmackDown this evening and on Monday’s episode of WWE Raw, there’s plenty of opportunity for new championship contenders to rise to the surface, though a recent report suggested that Seth Rollins was a strong candidate as inaugural champion.

Night of Champions takes place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on May 27 2023.

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