- Triple H announces additional title to line-up at Night of Champions next month
RIYADH: The chief content officer for WWE, Paul Levesque, better known by his ring name Triple H, has revealed that a new World Heavyweight Championship will be added to the upcoming Night of Champions taking place in Jeddah on Saturday, May 27.
Roman Reigns will remain the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
The announcement was made during this week’s episode of “Monday Night Raw” where he unveiled the new title belt design for fans in attendance and those watching the program.
The title makes its return after a decade when it was unified with the WWE Championship in 2013.
Triple H noted that Reigns’ current Undisputed WWE Universal Championship run, which is nearing 1,000 days, has limited the frequency in which the title can be defended and that WWE fans needed another title for more excitement and action.
“This will be a champion you can respect, that you can admire, this will be a champion that will defend this championship any place, any time, all over the world.
“This champion will not have to demand your acknowledgement. This champion will earn your acknowledgement, and will earn the title of World Heavyweight Champion,” Triple H said.
The championship is the first major new title belt since the Universal Championship was created in 2016, and it will be defended on either the Raw or SmackDown brand after the big event at the Jeddah Superdome and the WWE Draft.
Synonymous with the world of professional wrestling and known as the big gold belt, the World Heavyweight Championship was one of the two top WWE championships from 2002 to 2006, and from 2010 to 2013, and one of three top global championships from 2006 to 2010 with the addition of the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
It was first introduced in 1986 during its tenure with the National Wrestling Alliance and later with World Championship Wrestling. Its heritage can be traced back to the first world heavyweight championship, thereby giving the belt a legacy of more than 100 years and making its lineage the oldest in the world.