WWE Rumours: World Championship to be reinstated for Brand Split
Everyone who follows WWE expects the upcoming brand split to bring with it a plethora of changes; in the roster, booking decisions and even in the programming.
But foremost amongst those changes could be how the WWE chooses to deal with the quandary of the Championship belts. Would they have separate belts for either promotion, or choose to have one Champion who could traverse the boundaries between Raw and Smackdown?
With respect to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, however, the writing has always been on the wall.
Weeks of rumours have speculated that it is likely to be split into two belts; one for each brand, and the latest word on the matter seems to confirm that notion, speculates Cagesideseats.com
Apparently, the plans for the belt are to have it split into two titles – the WWE Championship and the World Championship – so that each brand can boast of one.
Dean Ambrose is currently the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, having first won the Money in the Bank briefcase at the pay per view and then successfully cashing it in that very same night on former Shield brother Seth Rollins.
As of now, he is booked to defend his title against both Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Battleground, in the highly anticipated Shield Triple Threat match.