Matt Cardona Debuts New GCW Spinner Title Inspired by John Cena

Published 09/03/2021, 7:47 AM EDT


Matt Cardona is proving to be an irksome heel, and he knows it. The former WWE Intercontinental Champion won the GCW Championship against Nick Gage and has not stopped working the GCW fans. This time, Cardona debuted a new design for the company’s championship, and it is a spinner belt, an homage to John Cena.

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One of Cardona’s ways to annoy the GCW fans is to do things related to the WWE into the promotion, which prompted him to change the GCW title into the GCW “Universal” Championship.

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Cardona took to Twitter and showed off his new belt, with a caption saying, your time is up… MY time is NOW!”. Using the famous catchphrase of the 16 time-World Champion John Cena.

Cardona loves toying with hardcore GCW fanbase because they hate every callback to WWE. So in order to annoy them more, Cardona once wrestled an entire match dressed like the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

This spinner belt concept was first introduced by WWE legend, John Cena, back in 2005 when he was the WWE Champion. This change in the traditional title did wonders for the WWE’s marketing team.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 21: John Cena speaks to the media during a press conference prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

The company grossed a crazy amount of money while selling the replica of the new spinner WWE Championship belt.

John Cena was the first man to debut the ‘spinning’ belt

The WWE Championship is without a doubt one of the most prestigious belts in the pro-wrestling business’s history, and when you’re the champion of the biggest wrestling promotion on the planet, all eyes are on you.

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And John Cena took these things into consideration and debuted a unique belt that got polarizing opinions from the WWE Universe. In 2005, shortly after, John Cena won the title at WrestleMania 21.

Other than John Cena, there were plenty of WWE legends who dawned the spinner belt and added to its legitimacy – The Miz, Edge, Rob Van Dam, Randy Orton, Triple H, Sheamus, Batista, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, and The Rock.

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CM Punk had this title for the most days with his 434 days streak as the WWE Champion. The last superstar to brace the title was The Rock when he defeated Punk at the Royal Rumble PPV.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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