Shinsuke Nakamura Receives Brand New Intercontinental Title Belt on Smackdown

July 16, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

It’s out with the old and in with the new as WWE has debuted a brand new design for the Intercontinental Title on tonight’s WWE SmackDown.

Just one week after WWE redesigned the Universal Championship, the company has opted to debut another totally new design. This time, for the classic Intercontinental Championship.

Sami Zayn brought out the new-look title ahead of Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series event, giving it to the current champion, Shinsuke Nakamura as a gift. Gone are the white stripes as the old-school look of the title has been revamped with a more modern aesthetic.

This is the first time the title has been designed in eight years. The last change came when the white Intercontinental Title was debuted by then-champion Cody Rhodes, who brought it out as a throwback design to the classic belt.

So far the new design has been met with very mixed opinions on social media. Some fans seem to be absolutely loving the new look title, while others aren’t so keen.

"Out with the old and in with the NEW!" @SamiZayn has gifted @ShinsukeN with a NEW #ICTitle on #SmackDown!

— WWE (@WWE) November 23, 2019

Yo the new IC title actually looks awesome #Smackdown

— KEWL Wrestleposting (@kewlposting) November 23, 2019

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Yooooooo new Intercontinental Title is super duper sick.

— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) November 23, 2019

Mixed feelings on the new #IntercontinentalTitle

I miss the white strap 👎
Plate looks like the 24/7 title 👎

Better than most main roster titles 👍

— Phil – ItsPhilRealToMe 🇬🇧 (@ItsPhilRealToMe) November 23, 2019

#SmackDown #ICTitle

— Ross W Berman IV’s Cybertruck (@RossWBermanIV) November 23, 2019