WWE World Heavyweight Championship Title that totally isn’t a “belt”

Scott,

Thumbs up or thumbs down on the design of the WWE title? I know it's basically the previous title with the new logo slapped on it, but after a couple of days of seeing photos of it, I'm loving it. The logo is sharp and the belt just looks like something you'd want to have, which is what a title should be. I kind of wish it had a nameplate, but the personalized side plates are kind of a cool touch. Your thoughts?

​I'm a fan.  I never liked nameplates in the first place so that's no big loss.  It's blingy without being gaudy like the spinner belt was, and it's distinctly WWE, unlike generic belts like TNA or ROH where you can't tell from a distance what title it is.  You look at the WWE title and this, clearly, is someone who is the champion of the entire WWE.  For me it's a winner.  ​

QOTD 162: How you got to teach a course in anything is totally amazing!

One of the funnier things about being a wrestling fan is that you’re never sure when someone is completely full of shit during an interview.

While Kevin Nash is an infinitely entertaining personality to listen too, his reputation as a meddler makes you take everything he says with a grain of salt. Though his “It’s FAKE, Bret” line from the Stone Cold Podcast is awesome.

Thus, lets talk about the bullshitters, opportunists, manipulators, and liars we love to hate in our crazy little not-quite-sport.

On average, who in the wrestling world do you find to be full of the most shit by volume? Why?


1. Eric Bischoff – Just can’t stand the guy for some reason. He’s like ‘Tony A” to Paul Heyman’s “Tony B” – better looking, more ‘professional’, better dressed, etc. But for whatever reason I have a hard time listening to a word he says.

2. Shawn Michaels – Unlike Bish’ I don’t mind listening to Michaels talk, but I always get the sense there’s something he’s omitting / always covering his own ass. If you saw the Bret. Vs. Shawn Rivarly DVD you can tell that even though they buried the hatchet, Bret was just a biiittttt irked that Shawn was able to absolve himself of his sins by saying “Hey man I was in a dark place”. He may have gotten clean, but he still seems to be a sneaky bastard (in a cool way).

3. Hulk Hogan – Hogan’s important, sure, but outside of the Warrior documentary I didn’t really find a lot of what he said to be super insightful, mostly because you always get the sense he’s ‘in character’.

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Also if you want to 1) See a bunch of your favorite wrestlers lying through their teeth 2) Get some nostalgia going 3) and watch a good documentary (that’s fake), let me suggest you watch “The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling” which is so bad it’s good. See below:

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Totally Crappy Match of the Day: Tito Santana v. Randy Savage

Yeah, it sucks, but it’s from the legendary Puerto Rico outdoor show in 1985, where they had to work in a torrential downpour.  Just as a sheer historical curiosity it’s worth a look for that, plus the answer to the question “Can Randy Savage save a terrible match while trying to escape a rainstorm?”  The answer may surprise you.  (Spoiler:  No.  No he can’t.)