Is that going to be the belt or just the cover of the CD? I think it fails on both fronts. I would think a goal for Cena's CD is to get him some popularity with rap fans, not necessarily wrestling fans who also like rap. That cover does nothing to help that. Maybe there will be two covers. One for Shopzone and one for everywhere else.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
Well, the WWE belt design they were using beforehand was only three years old anyway, so it's not like they're binning a classic. I mean sure, there's the whole "boo you're desecrating history" thing, but on the other hand it's a good gimmick item that'll make 'em a bit of money and probably help to get Cena that little bit more over.
I can't say I'm in love with that belt. However, I didn't like his new US belt at first either, and soon enough it grew on me to the point that I like it better than WWE's other version. So maybe that'll happen with this belt too... maybe.
The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
Originally posted by ShotGunShepThere is a pic of the new belt. God that is ugly. Cena, what are you doing?
I'm guessing he's about to make a lot of money with the replicas of the belt that will sell... ;-)
I have no problem with the champ modifying the belt to match the personality/gimmick (as Austin did), I'm just surprised this is what they chose. They could've at least have used the throwback version of the WWE/F logo, as that would've matched Cena's image a little better.
It's not my cup of tea or anything, but I can certainly understand the rationale behind it.
Cena is all about his image. Of course he's going to have a loud, flashy title belt as an extension of that image. And, as Von Maestro mentioned, I'm sure it's going to be a hot-seller on shopzone.
There are some people who are meant to wear a "traditional" version of a title belt (HHH, Flair, Benoit, come to mind) and others (Warrior, Austin, Cena) who should have unique-looking belts to reflect their image. Sparingly done, I don't have any problem with it at all.
Not sure how much it's going to help his "credibility" or whatever rappers would call it with the company logo being the largest thing on the cover of the CD. I guess since they will be the ones promoting it the most they can do whatever they want.
Of course, Cena could have wanted it like that, I don't know. I just don't see the WWE logo plastered all over the Fozzy albums and that seems to be a similar situation.
As a longtime fan, I just don't buy Hardcore Holly as a serious contender. He hasn't racked up wins against top contenders or past champions (like John Cena has), and he hasn't done anything worthy of note since returning.