Legacy Title Belts
As professional wrestling has evolved, so too have the championship Legacy Title Belts or WWE Legacy Title Belts used to signify a wrestler’s status as champion. In the early days of the sport, championship belts were often simply reused from one promotion to the next. This resulted in a number of different “world champions” being crowned in different promotions, with each promotion’s title being considered legitimate only within that promotion’s boundaries. With the rise of national promotions in the 1970s and 1980s, championship belts became more standardised.
The most notable championship belt of this era was the World Wrestling Federation’s (WWF) World Heavyweight Championship, which was created in 1963 and became the most coveted prize in professional wrestling. Today, the WWF’s legacy is carried on by the WWE, which continues to use the World Heavyweight Championship belt. While the WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship is certainly the most famous legacy title belt, there are a number of other notable championship belts that have been passed down through the years.
The NWA World Heavyweight Championship, for example, was originally created in 1948 and has been held by some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and Harley Race. The belt is currently used by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), one of the oldest and most respected professional wrestling organisations in the world. Another notable legacy title belt is the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, which was originally created by the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1960