But one of the best things on the tournament, was the reveal of the New Era revival of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. And thank god it's not another WWE or Tag Team title rehash. It's a brand new title, and it looks awesome!
But this is exactly what I was saying in my previous blog, "WRESTLING:WWE needs to quit rehashing titles." It's okay to use a theme, GFW, ROH and even to some extents mid 80's WWE did this, just don't completely rehash your titles by just changing the strap color and calling it a day. That would be lazy.
In fact, I've doctored up some of my own ideas for what the rest of the titles should look like based on the Cruiserweight Championship. Keeping it's theme, while combining it with many of their previous belt designs as a prime example of what makes a good looking championship.
NOTE: My photoshop skills are amateur at best. Many corners were cut and you will see some uneven corners and stretched textures due to splicing parts of old belts together with the Cruiserweight title. I apologize for any snafus with textures, smudging and outside pixels.
... Just unify them and keep it at Intercontinental. The belt's perfect as is and has been the way more honorable belt in WWE history anyway.
UNIFY BOTH WOMEN'S TITLES. UNIFY BOTH TAG TEAM TITLES. UNIFY THE UNIVERSAL WITH THE WORLD TITLE. AND MAKE THEM ALL PASSPORTS BETWEEN ROSTERS.
By just having one world title, one women's title, and one set of tag titles, and making every belt including the Cruiserweight and IC titles passports between brands, you can build more hype to storylines, create more buzz with inter-brand rivalries and boost more PPV buys and WWE Network views for PPVs. Inter-promotional rivalries and matches always work as long as the companies or brands are known. The WWE is the most known thing there is, so it all works out and has before.
Now here comes the belts I doctored up. Starting with the World Heavyweight Championship. Again, these are only examples but detaied enough you can polish them up for actual belts.
Next up, the Women's Championship.
Last but certainly not least, the World Tag Team titles.
Base them mostly around the old school tag belts everybody loves, while sticking to the Cruiserweight theme just for the center. Transpose the eagles just like the how the NXT Tag Team titles are transposed so both holders have their own unique belt to take home with them. It's a nice gesture! Use just a little bit of the current Tag team title's gladiator belt design as a banner for the current holder rounds, and give the tag team champions the same treatment you give the Cruiserweight, World Heavyweight and Women's champions. Their own custom current holder rounds. The possibilities are endless! For example, The Usos can have their respective face paint on their rounds perhaps painted in glow in the dark paint to contrast off of Naomi now that she's a part of the Anoai dynasty by marriage. The Hype Bros can have blinder glasses that can flip back and forth between "HYPE!" and "BROS!" The New Day's could have glitter or they could be 808 drums to clap along to "New! Day rocks!" The Club's rounds can make machine gun sounds when pressed. Again, a toy like gimmick that can be replicated perfectly for the real toy version that only select Superstars can have, not all of them. Just to have a little fun while keeping honor to the championships.
Beyond unifying and making new versions of the Women's, World Tag Team and World Heavyweight championships, maybe at least two new championships need to be made WWE Trios Champions, and perhaps WWE Women's Tag Team Champions. Neither of which I've designed belts for, but hopefully the previous examples can give you a guideline to how to make them properly.
The WWE needs a Trios title because ever since the Reality/Network Era, they've had an a=off and on stellar trios division! Whether it was The Shield, The Wyatt Family, The New Day, The Club with AJ Styles, intergender stables like Enzo Cass and Carmella, female trios like B.A.D, (though I found it a bit racist the black, token half black and samoan women had to be heels for telling the truth about The Bellas and how bad off the Diva's division was at the time when Paige was a face for saying the exact same thing,) there have been a lot of long lasting and pretty successful trios over the years not counting previous eras like the NWO revival in the late Attitude early Ruthless Aggression Era or Team Xtreme and the 5-6 person rotating cast that had a lot of 6 man tags in D-Generation X. They need belts to accommodate that! Instead of just having the trios go for the two person Tag Team titles and one singles, why not go all Lucha Libre and develop a World Trios championship and actually build a decent and well written trios division? You could (AND SHOULD) sign Jack Gallagher and add him to the Vaudvillains (or jut sign him for the hell of it because he was over and he's awesome.) You could have The Usos jump shift to Raw and reform The Bloodline with Roman Reigns as top heels. You could make a new version of The Shield, either with Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and maybe sign back Chris Hero this time wrestling as Chris Hero and not Kassious Ohno, making them form The Shield that CM Punk wanted, or if you must keep Seth Rollins heel (and why? He came back with so much momentum and fanfare even when he dissed the fans,) have Seth Rollins form a brand new even more evil version of The Shield with The Authors Of Pain. seeing as how The Authors Of Pain are dressed just like The Shield and basically have their old gimmick just silent and with the legendary Paul Ellering. Either way there are still hardcore faithful fans of The Shield, and it could work! More so with the babyface edition with Ambrose, Rollins and Hero.
As for a WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, well, they've had constant off and on female tag teams with their own names and entrance themes ever since the PG Era with The Bella Twins and Team Laycool as lame and sloppy and overrated as they usually were. And to this day, we still see frequent short lived tag teams like Becky and Nataliya or Charlotte and Dana Brooke. Why not end the string of random pairing tag teams, and build an actual women's tag division? You could bring Emma back and reform her tag team with Dana Brooke, or make her tag with Alexa Bliss as The Blissful Dillemma. With the catchphrase "It's a Blissful Dillemma. Because your suffering, brings us bliss." You could (AND SHOULD) sign The Owens Twins. Maybe have Nikki Bella turn heel again, (which she works better as,) and have her tag with Eva Marie right before you mercifully fire that waste of space Eva so you can focus on actual workers like Asuka or Naomi or Bailey or Becky Lynch. Liv Morgan can tag with Carmella for a month before one of them turns on the other. (Or you could AND SHOULD turn Carmella face and plop her back with 'Zo and Cass as they are so much better together.) There's endless possibilities. Just as long as you do a better job than last time, and as long as you do way better than TNA did.
Anyway, I'm very pleased with the new Cruiserweight title and I hope that this time, they actually treat the Cruiserweight division with respect and don't treat them as a joke. Like they eventually did in 2004.