Matt Hardy Comments On If He Likes Two World Titles In WWE
The new WWE World Heavyweight Title is leading to leading to a lot of different opinions and a lot of former stars are speaking up about it.
A brand new WWE World Heavyweight Title was introduced by Paul “Triple H” Levesque this past Monday on Raw.
Since the WWE Draft is set to begin tonight and continue on Monday’s Raw, the plan is to award this new championship to a wrestler that’s on the show without Roman Reigns, who will bring the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship with him to whatever show he gets drafted to.
Matt Hardy has been a professional wrestler for over 30 years and spent about half of his career in WWE, so he knows a thing or two about championships as well as drafts.
While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt commented on the look of the title as well as his thoughts on the WWE Draft leading to a brand split.
“First and foremost, I’ll talk about the actual physical structure of the title and how it looks. I’m okay with it. I know there were a lot of people right from the jump that came out and said they didn’t like it, but I’m okay with the design. It’s a combination of the big WWE symbol and a big gold belt, and I’m okay with it. I think it’ll grow on me as time goes on.”
“As far as the idea of having another champion on another brand, I’m good with that, too. I like that. I feel like it was very powerful for Roman Reigns, holding both of the titles and being the Undisputed Champion. But I feel like if you’re gonna have two different brands, and they’re going to be hard splits, I feel like it’s important to have the champion on both brands. That way, whenever you have live events, you get to see the World Heavyweight Title defended, and that’s a very important thing, I think.”
“I think that’s also something that sells tickets. So I am totally good with having two different brands, having somewhat of a hard split, and having a world champion on both brands. I think that’s a good thing.”
When co-host Jon Alba noted that some fans online are critical of the new World Title since they feel that Roman Reigns could have just dropped the WWE or Universal Title, Matt said that was a “tricky” thing.
“I think it’s a positive to have champions on each brand, especially definitive world heavyweight champions. As far as Roman not dropping one, it would be tricky because now that he’s the undisputed champion, every time he wrestles, the Undisputed Title is what’s on the line. Am I correct in saying that? So I think this draft is a clever way to make this happen.”
“Still, the biggest star is going to be made and someone’s going to get the biggest rub whenever they defeat Roman for his title. Because it will still carry on that legacy of being the Undisputed Championship. So that is still where your money’s at, and you make a guy by beating Roman. Because when Roman Reigns’ reign ends, whoever gets it is going to get a huge, huge run. It’s going to be a big deal for that person.”
“I think whoever ends up on the other brand, winning the new World Heavyweight Title, I think it’s gonna be a big deal for them. But it’s gonna be nowhere near as monumental as whoever defeats Roman.”
As the discussion continued, Hardy was told that Seth Rollins was a popular pick among fans to be the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
“I’m good with that. Seth Rollins would be a great pacemaker for that champion. He would set the tone well for that title.”
The first-ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion will be crowned at the company’s Night of Champions Premium Live Event on Saturday, May 27th in Saudi Arabia.