Backstage Update on WWE Retiring the “Big Gold” Championship Belt, Changes Being Made to Existing Belt

Nick Paglino

big gold championship beltAccording to, when John Cena handed Ric Flair the “Big Gold” belt on WWE Raw last week, it was indeed WWE’s way of quietly retiring the Championship belt.

As we reported earlier today, WWE has ordered new plates for the WWE Title belt, which will feature the new company logo, and this is the reason why WWE decided to retire the Big Gold belt. The company will be using the new WWE logo, which is the same as the Network logo, beginning the night after WWE SummerSlam.

When WWE unified the titles last year, the original idea was to use just one belt, for whatever reason the company decided to go with both belts, up until last week.

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