Bray Wyatt Defends Universal Title Color Change
Hopefully by now you’ve noticed, the Universal Championship has changed colors .
The big reveal happened Friday night during SmackDown . Bray Wyatt, on a Firefly Funhouse segment, observed that something didn’t seem quite right about his newly won championship, and then we saw the belt change from red to blue.
The change makes sense when considering the brand’s primary color is blue, and is referred to as the blue brand regularly. Also, other major belts carry a blue theming.
However, as The Fiend is Bray, we get subjected to a (terrible) red light bathing arenas during those matches. So, some fans sounded off about how the title should have remained red, either to match Bray’s aesthetic, or just because it seemed like a lazy change.
Billion dolla company & too lazy to put any real thought in Makin a new design for a championship all they do is change the colors the WWE title the universal title the raw & SD women’s titles all the same damn design just different colors !
— ⎛⎝NO LIMIT⎠⎞ (@R3PUTATIONKILLA) November 16, 2019 
— NahD By Nature (@NahDGaming) November 16, 2019 
Regarding the new Universal Championship design, I just feel like the new belt is too dark. The old red matched the Raw shade of red and now the new blue title… Doesn’t. Also all their titles are dull and have nothing really separating them — why? Make them unique again!
— Alpine Escape (@Sheldortronica) November 16, 2019 
Wyatt, for his part, fired back on social media that if his son was down with the color change, fans should get on board.
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While the blue belt makes so much sense, some fans did offer up intriguing alternatives, if only WWE allowed Superstar-specific belts once more (the Daniel Bryan eco-belt notwithstanding).
Where is it? Give us what we want pic.twitter.com/LxU7CNCdMQ 
— Josue Cubero Art (@ArtCubero) November 16, 2019 
AJ Lee Speaks After CM Punk Debuts On Backstage
While we knew Punk had done screen tests for the show, it seemed that once the show debuted without the popular Punk, that things were not happening.
Now that he’s on air, and will be appearing tomorrow, his wife took to social media to have a little fun with things.
Been offline. What did I miss?
— AJ (@TheAJMendez) November 17, 2019 
Are More Title Updates Coming?
WWE dropped one updated championship on us last Friday, as we got the long-awaited and much-rumored blue color scheme for the main title belt of SmackDown. The old WWE Championship, which is now on RAW, is black.
According to WrestleVotes on Twitter, the SmackDown-based Universal Championship is not the only title with a facelift in the works.
Big night for titles. Hearing 2 redesigns are complete and both have a real good shot at debuting tonight on SmackDown.
Ones a bit more obvious than the other, considering the colors of both shows. Hint hint.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) November 15, 2019 
Now, there aren’t many other options to change on the brand, but it will be interesting to see if we get another redesigned belt sooner than later.