Here Is The Reason Why WWE Retired RAW Women’s Championship And Introduced New Golden Belt On SmackDown

WWE made a huge announcement on this week’s SmackDown episode. Just a few hours before the show, the company announced on social media that they would have a special segment featuring the WWE RAW Women’s Championship holder Asuka.

Many fans guessed it to be WWE’s way of introducing a brand-new belt for the women’s division, and they were not wrong. Like the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship and WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the company introduced a new belt for the WWE Women’s Championship.

It is a golden-colored belt, and it will replace the RAW Women’s Championship on the SmackDown show. Quite a few members of the WWE Universe were confused to see the RAW Women’s Championship being retired because it was one of the most prestigious titles in the company. However, here is why WWE made this move.


WWE Women’s Championship will be a long-term solution for future Drafts in the company

The logical reasoning behind introducing Women’s Championship is that in future, if the champions of RAW and SmackDown switch brands, they do not have to carry a red title on SmackDown or blue title on RAW. Also, they do not have to exchange titles like the way Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair did in the year 2021.

On next week’s RAW episode, fans should expect the SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley to be presented with a new belt as well. This belt will likely be called the Women’s World Championship. It will be interesting to see if WWE gives that belt a golden touch as well.

In future, if the WWE Draft takes place or WWE Money in the Bank cash-ins take place, there will not be any confusion about having a brand-specific championship on the other brand. Also, it had been six years since WWE introduced a new design for the women’s belt. Hence, this move will freshen things up.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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