Jim Cornette Claims Current Championship Belt Is “Ugly”

Jim Cornette

Jim Cornette has hit out at how a current championship belt looks, claiming it could have been run over by a tractor to get its design.

Not one to hold his tongue when it comes to opinionated comments, Jim Cornette has proven true to form once again with his criticism of the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast The Jim Cornette Experience, the wrestling veteran claimed that the belt was one of the ugliest he’d ever seen, and likened it to the AWA belt after a tractor had been run over it by Stan Hansen in the 1980’s.

By the way, is the Intercontinental title belt one of the ugliest championship belts you’ve ever seen? It’s abysmal. It looks like like the AWA belt after Hansen ran over it with his tractor.

The first holder the of newly-designed belt was Shinsuke Nakamura, who won the Intercontinental Championship during the Extreme Rules kick-off show in July 2019.

A new title holder was crowned on the 10th June edition of Friday Night SmackDown, when Gunther defeated Ricochet to take the belt. This was the man formerly known as Walter’s first title reign as a member of the main WWE roster, having previously held the NXT UK Championship for a record 870 days.

Gunther joined the blue brand following a final appearance on NXT 2.0 on 5th April 2022, in a losing effort against Bron Breakker. Upon the move, Gunther was joined by fellow Imperium member Marcel Barthel, now going by the name Ludwig Kaiser.

It has been noted that Gunther has impressed top-level WWE brass since his move to the main roster, with Vince McMahon having a particular appreciation for how the Austrian star has adapted to life in the United States and worked on his physique since joining the company.

With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.