First came it's 2013 incarnation. It had the old 2002-2013 WWE logo and the word "Champion" in bold font. (which really that logo should have been discontinued by 2006.) Nothing special, not that pretty, but hey it doesn't spin right? Spinnng was the only thing you hated about it right? Right...?
But when the belt was re-unified with the "big gold belt" World Heavyweight Championship, (which should have happened in 2008,) they unveiled it's brand new look in 2014! As the same old shit with the new logo in a bigger size and way smaller font saying "World Heavyweight Championship." Exciting right...? T_T
This belt remains today as your standard WWE championship, but unlike any belt in company history, the belt has layed eggs. And they've hatched in 2016. Because on Wrestlemania, they unveiled the newly reborn WWE Women's Championship! ...As a palate swap of the world title... Oh boy how exciting... D:
But little did we expect the hilarity of what was to come. At Summer Slam 2016, they unveiled the red headed one legged bald headed step child with a kickstand, known as the WWE Universal Championship. Excited yet...? *facepalm*
So what's next WWE? Will the tag titles just become green and blue strap palate swaps of the world title? Will the Intercontinental belt become just the world title on a yellow strap? Will the US title become a star spangled banner skinned strap edition of the world title with silver instead of gold? Will all of NXT's titles eventually just be palate swaps of the NXT championship? This is ridiculous! You're better than this.
The irony about the fact they're rehashing the same two belt designs over and over, is that with the first incarnation of the cureent WWE title, The Rock came out and said "The WWE championship should never look like a toy." But now that all the main roster titles are palate swapped copies if each other, it looks like a toy line! What with the minimalist so easy a kid could draw it design and the interchangeable rounds (the only good part about it) on the side plates. They're basically Power Rangers in belt form. I've seen more creativity out of fan made Sonic original characters on deviantArt.
It makes sense for an upstart indie company to do this. Or even make edits and palate swaps of other past companies. For example, ROH in it's virgining years.
Those promotions had legitimate reasons to rehash or even steal designs. They were cheap. The WWE has no excuse. The WWE, is a multi billion dollar global empire! You have dozens of belt designers, and all you can do is copy paste the same gaudy post-spinner design over and over again? This is bad design. For the replica belts, it makes it harder for parents who aren't wrestling fans to buy their kids the right belts as gifts. They likely won't read the bottom of the belt or pay attention to the strap color, they'll just look at the logo and say "Eh fuck it it's the WWE title that'll shut 'em up" and likely buy their kid the wrong title unless the kid is with them. Now little jimmy's gonna be walking around dressed as Roman Reigns carrying the Women's belt for Halloween, and get teased by passers by who watch WWE and at school by his friends and bullies. Lazy poor design. Unless they'll make the straps mix and matchable which would be a pretty cool toy gimmick.
For the Women's Championship, make it sort similar even down to size roughly, but closer to the Fabulous Moola's original women's title. Replace the king's crown with a queen's crown if course, squish the whole center plate a little to be more of an oval than a circle to pay homage to the old WWF Women's title, shrink most of the eagle but the wings and make them extend a little beyond the plate to make the shape a bit different almost like the TNA Knockouts title, replace the men grappling with women grappling of course, give the bottom a more elegant gold ribbon design saying "Women's Champion" in elegant font, and to evolve from the current design, paint most of it sparkly red except for the eagle, crown, globes, logo etc. Whatever isn't a central feature if the center plate will be red, while everything else on and about it will be bright gold with diamonds. This way it itn't a complete rehash, just an homage with the same message as the current Women's title. When all else fails, take more inspiration from Fabulous Moolah's belt
Give these belts three areas for those cool interchangeable rounds telling you who the current champs are. The middle of the center plate, and the middle of the side plates. And for some wrestlers, give them a certain gimmick. Like John Cena gets spinners, The Undertaker gets glow in the dark T cross symbols, Ember Moon gets a glowing blood moon, Sasha Banks gets extra shiny bling with a mirror coat job, No Way Jose gets disco balls and laser lights, I'm just giving examples here. Something cute for the kids and toy collectors to play with on the replica belts. Everything else is up to you.
For the Tag Team titles, base the design mainly off the old tag titles you had until 2002, but with a small roman helmet on either title, looking different ways for both belts, (one has it on the right looking left, the other has it on the left looking right,) and with the three interchangeable rounds like the Women's and World titles. And with the eagles also looking different directions. Maybe interchange the paint job too like on the NXT Tag Team Championships.
Also, make a Woman's Tag Team Title rendition of that for the Women's division, but without being a complete rehash. Just a spin on them that isn't a palate swap.
As for US, eh... Just unify it with the Intercontinental title.
And the Intercontinental title, do not change it. It's perfect.
For the Cruiserweight title, just bring out the old design from when you last had it. Easy on the eyes.
And make every main roster WWE title a pass port between brands. That way you can build up angles for both rosters to drive up Network views and PPV buyrates for PPV events.
This will really inspire people to wanna become WWE Superstars and compete for these belts. Because the elaborate belts are the best remembered and most honored among fans, talent and even promoters what with all the Undisputed and "big gold" pretenders. It's what you promised in 2013 right? Belts that inspire people and don't look like toys?