Oh, if it had that globe behind it and no bling...just gold, that would be a terrific looking belt actually. I love that the side plates can be modified to represent each champ and overall the design has really grown on me. Some tweaking and it would be awesome.
That, I can easily agree with. Too bad it won't happen. Who knows, maybe when Trips takes over and Vince is gone, we can go back to real, respectable looking world titles. I know he's very old school in his way of thinking, so it could happen.
Thing is, jewels are a classic aspect of these belts, but they have to be used properly. On the border, that's fine. Works great actually. But having the logo as jewels is what kills it. A great design destroyed by overcluttering.
ROH has a great set of belts, don't know if the design was in house or by Parks/Millican. If the WWE would let Millican add his touch instead of just make what creative came up with, I bet we'd see a fantastic outcome.
I'm not crazy about the gladiator look, but I do agree it would look way better in yellow gold instead of bronze. And I really like the bringing back of the classic IC, that belt will never go out of style in my opinion. Really like to see them do something to liven up the black background of the WWE belt, and I thought the globe looked awesome. But, they could add an eagle like the spinner had at the top, or maybe the classic wrestlers behind the logo grappling. Anything really. The bling I'm afraid is probably permanent. I think Vince sees dollar signs in that as well as the Spinner replicas sold.