Are WWE Championships Made of Real Gold?

Published 12/19/2020, 8:15 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 09: WWE Championship Belt presented during the Beyond Sport United 2016 at Barclays Center on August 9, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)


WWE Championship belts are things that are very close to wrestling fans. Since childhood, every wrestling fan has wanted to hold the world championship or any of their favorite championships in their hands.

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Some who could manage to, even bought the replica versions and have placed them as memorabilia inside their houses. Others have taken the fandom to the next level by using these championships to create their own engaging content. What’s common in all of this is that the excitement and the prestige that a championship belt brings to the table, especially the WWE Championship.

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How is the WWE Championship belt made?

Fans always wanted to know what exactly goes into making a championship belt. So here we look at how and what the WWE Championship is made of. There are key elements to every Championship; The strap, the side plates, the face of the title, and the little detailing with gems and more.


The strap of a Championship is of pure leather and the side plates are of tin. It is later gold plated to match the color of the Championship. The face of the title is of machined aluminum with actual gold plating. The gems or diamond-like things we see inside the Championship are known as cubic zirconia.
SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 28: WWE Women’s SmackDown Champion Bayley poses for a photo while holding her championship belt during ACE Comic Con at Century Link Field Event Center on June 28, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

Basically, if you had to make your own WWE Championship belt with the same materials as the original, it would cost you anywhere around $25,000 at the very least. If you can spend $25,000 to get the original Championship, then go for it. If not, then you can always buy a replica Championship from WWE Shop for about $400.

Evolution of Championships over the years

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Over the years, WWE has designed some exquisite titles. Some of our very favorites would have to be the Winged Eagle WWF Championship. The infamous John Cena spinner Championship, and of course the big gold World Heavyweight Championship.

The titles designed recently just feel like they made them on the WWE Championship’s stencil. The Universal Championship and both Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships look just like the WWE Championship, but with different colors.

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We hope WWE doesn’t continue doing this and we actually get specially made titles, just like the new United States Championship. What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments.

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Ishan Chavan

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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