Ever since the WWE brand split was announced, speculation of a second world championship ran rampant. Now, a second world (sort of) championship was announced.
On Monday's edition of WWE Raw, the company rolled out several changes. A new announce team, theme song, set, logos, decor, camera angles, and their biggest change, a new championship. Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley announced that they'd be creating a WWE Universal Championship.
Rusev, Finn Balor, Cesaro and Kevin Owens, as well as Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Sami Zayn and Chris Jericho were put into fatal four-way matches respectively to determine who would face former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins at Summerslam to be crowned the first champion.
We weren't shown the championship, but it's not the first time that a 'Universal' Championship has been utilized. Both WWC in Puerto Rico and CMLL in Mexico have employed a Universal title/
By Sean Ross Sapp