WWE have re-created the Universal Championship belt with a blue strap

Bray Wyatt with the new Universal Championship

It's been an eye-sore for many for quite some time, and perhaps one of the most hated title belts in WWE history has been replaced.

Over three years ago, Monday Night Raw needed a new world championship after the unified WWE Champion Dean Ambrose was drafted to SmackDown in the WWE Draft.

Mick Foley told the world that it would be the 'Universal Championship' coming into effect on Monday nights, which wasn't too bad.

It was only at SummerSlam where the belt was seen for the first time - and it got booed. Yes - an actual title belt got booed.

The bright red strap was handed to Finn Balor [who vacated it the next night] and it has been around ever since, despite the outpouring of dissatisfaction from the WWE Universe.

Finally though, after three long years, it has finally been switched up just two weeks into the reign of Bray Wyatt.

On an episode of the Firefly Fun House on SmackDown, Wyatt donned his magician gear, and somehow managed to turn his Universal Championship from red to blue, to match with SmackDown's branding.

It makes sense - a red title on a blue brand would be even more of an eyesore than it was on Raw - and in fairness it doesn't look as bad as the red version.

Maybe it's because blue is just a better colour than red, but the fans have taken to it rather well, at least better than they did the original title.

A close-up look of the new-look Universal Championship

Wyatt - or rather The Fiend - will be defending the new-look strap for the first time at Survivor Series in eight days time, when he faces Daniel Bryan.

That match was made last night on SmackDown, where Wyatt taunted his opponent with his former 'Yes' chant rather sinisterly.

We've seen both men go at it in the past, but The Fiend is a different animal - and he will have a blue title in his hand the next time we see him.

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