WWE Reportedly Planning Reveal Of New World Title Belt On SmackDown

Roman Reigns has surpassed 1,000 days as world champion. But as we approach "WWE SmackDown" this Friday night, things may be getting all the more interesting.

According to the latest from Fightful Select, creative plans as of Thursday evening indicated that there will be a celebration commemorating Reigns and his 1,000 days as champion — a mark he hit this past Saturday at Night of Champions. Additionally, there are reportedly internal memos mentioning the unveiling of a "New WWE Universal Championship." Interestingly, Fightful also learned that such a ceremony would resemble Roman's cousin The Rock's when the new WWE Championship belt was revealed in 2013.

That said, regardless of whether a new belt is unveiled, Reigns has plenty more on his plate to worry about. Last Saturday, he and Solo Sikoa challenged Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship, only to walk away empty-handed. That's because Jimmy Uso turned on him, hitting Reigns twice with a superkick and effectively costing them the tag titles. Not to mention, potentially ending The Bloodline. In response to the shocking events, WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, the father of Sikoa and The Usos, sent out several cryptic tweets.

Reigns has held championship gold since Payback on August 30, 2020, when he defeated "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match to become the Universal Champion. He added the WWE Championship to his collection at WrestleMania 38 by defeating Brock Lesnar in a winner-takes-all match and has held both titles ever since. With regard to a potential new title, however, it's important to keep in mind that these things are always subject to change.