First, the Universal Champion’s belt received a subtle but respectable design change. Now, the Intercontinental Champion’s belt is the recipient of a laughable, cheap-looking make-over. Quite honestly, it looks like something you’d buy at Target for $18.
The new design was debuted on this Friday’s episode of SmackDown on Fox by none other than Sami Zayn and Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura is enjoying his first reign as Intercontinental Champion; having stripped the belt from Finn Balor 132 days ago at Extreme Rules.
The new belt’s motto is “Out with the Old, In with the New,” but honestly, I’d rather have the last design back… not that it was much to write home about, either.