Anyone know what he got for the ring he sold? What an ass. Even if I was mad, I couldn't get rid of that. And to quote the good Rock, not this one just killing time between movies, this belt is ...Roody Poo!!
I think Graham has the idea that anything attached to his name is worth money and that's just not the case. I remember when I first read he wanted to sell his ring, he made a comment along the lines of, well Flair can do it...referencing Flair's deal with High Spots over the original NWA Domed Globe belt.
Graham is no Flair, and there weren't a ton of NWA belts like there are the HOF rings. There was only one original NWA belt. I wonder how Graham feels about Bruno finally going in?
I like that better than an entire custom belt for a wrestler. Austin had the Smoking Skull belt which was awesome, but really only looked right with him. Same for the Rock with the Brahma Bull belt.
Side plates are a little more understated, but still a cool way to customize it. I still don't like the new belt, but I have to give Vince credit, the man is a marketing genius. The Rock is in a new movie and went into WM the champ, and all anyone saw over his shoulder was the WWE's logo, front and center. He knows how to put it in your face.
It's growing on me. Belts have always had the feds initials on them, Vince has just taken that to another level. Why not? Replicas of this thing are selling for $699, and I bet they're selling plenty of them.