RAW commentator Corey Graves has recently given a controversial opinion. He has said that the new World Heavyweight Champion will always be seen as “less than” Roman Reigns.
Triple H unveiled a new World Heavyweight Championship belt last week on RAW. He stated that it will feature on the brand that Roman doesn’t end up on in the WWE Draft. HHH revealed how Roman had negotiated a contract with minimal title-defenses.
While this was good for Reigns, it was not good for WWE. Since Roman was drafted to remain on SmackDown, this championship will be exclusive to RAW now. The red brand will crown a new World champion at the Night of Champions next month, who will sport this new championship belt.
Corey Graves gave his opinion on World Heavyweight Championship
Corey Graves was talking about this new World Title belt on the latest episode of After The Bell. He explained how it will help both RAW and SmackDown with their individual brands. However, he pointed out that the new World Heavyweight Champion will always be considered inferior. The new champion will have to defeat Reigns later to prove his worth.
He said, “But with the introduction or reintroduction of the World Heavyweight Championship comes an epic workload. Until somebody beats Roman Reigns, there will always be a perception that any other champion, any other superstar, is slightly less than. So the onus is on whoever becomes World Heavyweight Champion at Night of Champions to put in the work.”
The Bloodline’s Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa and Paul Heyman were drafted to remain on SmackDown on the Draft’s first day. But surprisingly, The Usos are still undrafted following their failure to regain the Undisputed Tag Team tiles. On the second day of the Draft on Monday, it remains to be seen whether The Bloodline remains intact or breaks up soon.