The Fiend debuted a new Universal Title with his face on it. This title designed by Tom Saivini captured the WWE Universe’s attention in a big way.
WWE is selling replicas for an insane price and they are actually finding buyers. Corey Graves opened up about this new title on After The Bell and he’s not a huge fan. The title is cool, but the Savior Of Misbehavior also believes that the new title actually devalues the purpose of the Universal Title.
“It’s cool. I think it’s very very cool. I am a big fan of Tom Savini, one of the greatest special effects artists to ever work in the motion picture industry. I think it’s cool that our worlds have collided. The championship in and of itself is very cool, visually. But I have a problem with these customized championships. I always have.”
“I hated when Stone Cold had the Smoking Skull belt. It looked cool, but all of a sudden, the WWE Championship and all of its history is customized to one guy. I didn’t have a problem with the blue Universal Championship because it made sense, it still looks like the WWE Championship. I didn’t hate when Ultimate Warrior would change the strap on his WWE Championship. But all of a sudden, The Fiend is going to defend a title that is just his face?”
“I’m not a huge fan of it. I think it devalues the championship as a whole. The one thing we’ve always got is history, revisionist as it may be. The more you change the championships, the design, it devalues it.”
We’ll have to see what’s in the future for Bray Wyatt and his new Universal Title. He is defending the title against The Miz at TLC, but there is also no guarantee that The Fiend will be there. Either way, it seems like Corey Graves might like to see this title become part of WWE History sooner than later.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote