The design of a world championship plays a significant part in cementing the legacy of the person who holds it. It should have a majestic look and should stand out from the other secondary titles in a promotion. Many championship designs have managed to create an impact among the fans and performers combined, but none will ever match the legacy of the Big Gold Belt. The title design became famous in 1990s WCW, while WWE continued the legacy of the championship following the brand split in 2002.
Introduced in 1986 to replace the NWA Domed Globe belt, the Big Gold has been the top championship of three promotions throughout its lifetime and was held by many iconic names of the business. With that said, let's take a look at ten interesting facts about the Big Gold Belt in the rundown below.
10. Big Gold
Throughout its existence across three promotions, numerous iconic wrestlers have held the prestigious championship. But who was the one to give the title the nickname Big Gold?
There is no clear answer to that question, but reports suggest that Ric Flair coined the term during some of his promos. They also claim that David Crockett also used the name on commentary during a Flair match soon after the design's debut.
Thus many fans, wrestlers, and collectors call it the Big Gold Belt to this day, and there might not be a better name to describe the legendary championship, which remains to this day as the favorite title design for many wrestling fans.