WWE is introducing a new World Heavyweight Title belt into the situation, and they will hold a mini-tournament to determine who will go on to Night of Champions to battle for that new title. There is a reason why WWE is going about things this way.

WWE is in competition with the entire world in terms of entertainment. There are a ton of options available for fans who want to watch something, and pro wrestling isn’t the only good thing on Mondays anymore.

According to an update from F4WOnline, WWE is going to do the best they can to combat the ratings from other sports. The NBA and NHL are going through playoffs right now, so WWE needs something to attract as much interest as possible.

The reason for the tournament on Raw & Smackdown is to combat the hit the shows would normally take in the ratings this week due to the NBA & NHL playoffs, especially since Warriors vs. Lakers is doing record viewership for this early in the playoffs. For tomorrow, the Knicks vs.. Heat go against the first two hours and Warriors-Lakers against the third hour. For Tuesday, NXT goes against 76ers vs. Celtics. For Wednesday, AEW goes against Heat-Knicks most of the game and then the West Coast replay goes against Lakers-Warriors and that will hurt it badly on the West Coast. Obviously, AEW is trying to combat that with a loaded show headlined by Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley in a cage match.


Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Cody Rhodes, Damian Priest, The Miz and Shinsuke Nakamura will battle on RAW in two triple threat matches, and the winner of those matches will face each other to determine who will represent WWE RAW in Saudi Arabia. Similarly, on Smackdown, it’s Austin Theory, Bobby Lashley, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio, A.J. Styles and Edge.

Night of Champions will be a big night on May 27th in Saudi Arabia. It will be very interesting to see who pulls down the gold to represent RAW from this point on as the top champion.

What’s your take on the new title belt in WWE? Sound off in the comments!

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