Update On HBK’s In-Ring Future & The World Heavyweight Title Belt
– On last week’s episode of WWE RAW prior to TLC, WWE touted that it would be the last time fans would see the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight titles together. On this week’s show, Randy Orton surprisingly sported both the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight titles with him for his Champion of Champions ceremony, as well as other segments throughout the show.
According to sources in WWE, it was a last minute decision to have Orton carry the World Heavyweight title on Monday’s show. In the near future, the WWE Championship belt introduced by The Rock earlier this year will be used as the sole WWE World Heavyweight title.
As noted on Monday, WWE added the World Heavyweight title to the “Retired Championships” section of WWE.com.
– Following Shawn Michaels’ surprise appearance on Monday’s RAW, people in WWE are still hopeful that they can convince him to wrestle at WrestleMania XXX. Despite their confrontation on RAW, there are no plans for Michaels to wrestle CM Punk. If Michales does return for one more match, it would be against Daniel Bryan.