The WWE Raw Spinning Championship has divided audiences for years. It features over 3000 faux diamonds and a 3-D, two-toned main plate with spinning WWE logo center plate.
The WWE Championship was given this spinning makeover just after John Cena captured the title at WrestleMania 21 by defeating JBL. It debuted on the April 11, 2005 episode of SmackDown. At the time, the belt featured a SmackDown fist side plate and black eagle side plate.
Shortly after, Cena was drafted to Raw on June 6, 2005, and a new side plates were created for the WWE Championship Spinner. This second version with a Mon-Nite Raw side plate was actually the first design used for replicas, and a SmackDown side plate wasn’t manufactured for sale until 2023!
This WWE Championship Spinner is the deluxe replica by the Figures Toy Company. The plates appear to be the same despite being a normal or deluxe replica, but all five plates are screwed onto a leather strap.
When measuring from the center, the main plate is approximately 9.3 in wide by 9.12 in tall (23.75 x 23 cm). The sides of the main plate are curved inward, and the top and bottom are curved outward. The top of the main plate has a two-toned eagle with a simulated red jewel in its eye. The bottom of the main plate has a large piece that says “CHAMP” studded in simulated diamonds with four simulated red jewels on the corners. The eagle and CHAMP are both separate pieces that are screwed onto the main plate.
The spinning center piece is the WWE scratch logo. The Ws are studded in simulated diamonds, and the underline is painted red. This center piece spins smoothly when kept still, but it can rub up against the eagle and CHAMP pieces if shaken. A separate piece can be purchased from the Wrestling Super Store or Figures Toy Company websites that prevents the center piece from spinning. The stock option will have the WWE logo resting sideways with the top of the W pointing to the right.
The area behind the logo is gold colored with vine and leaf etchings throughout. Some more leaf etchings can be found on the corners of the main plate. These surround one yellow jewel on the top-left, one yellow jewel on the top-right, two yellow jewels on the bottom-left, and two yellow jewels on the bottom-right.
The name plate is an oval shape with two tiny front-mounted screws. Additional blank or engraved nameplates can be purchased from the Wrestling Super Store or Figures Toy Company websites.
The first side plate on the left features “WWE” at the top, studded in simulated diamonds. At the bottom of this side plate is the word “CHAMPION” in black paint. The center features a 3D etched eagle holding branches. It has simulated diamonds on its wings, a red simulated jewel in its eye, and the branches have several green simulated jewels. More leafed etching is above this eagle with a large simulated diamond at its center.
The first side plate on the right features 3D etchings of the words “MON*NITE” on top and “RAW” on bottom. Both words are studded in simulated diamonds, and a simulated red stone is between the words MON and NITE. In the center is a 3D etched lock and chain with both white and yellow simulated jewels studded on the lock. Both first side plates measure approximately 4.75 x 3.4 in (12 x 8.5 cm).
The two second side plates are nearly identical, but mirrored. These side plates are cut in half diagonally, with the top halves encrusted in simulated diamonds. The bottom halves have the WWE logo in black and red paint, and the words “WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT” in black paint. Both second side plates measure approximately 3 x 3.25 in (7.5 x8.2 cm).
All plates have a shiny mirror finish, and are light-gold colored in the center with silver-colored edges, and have simulated diamonds bordering most of the five plates on these silver parts. Only the last two side plates are completely surrounded by simulated diamonds.
The strap itself appears to be real leather. It is approximately 55.5 in long, but is said to fit up to a 46 in waist. It has a seashell tooling stamped on the top and bottom of the five plates. A fancy leafed tooling can be found along the snap boxes of the strap. The snap boxes are separate pieces sewn onto the ends of the strap, and house 8×2 male snaps and 5×2 female snaps. The back of the strap has a small patch with the licensing and manufacturing information pressed on.
The WWE Championship Spinner is an excellent replica. The 3D etching, separate pieces, and thousands of simulated jewels make it stand out from the rest. With the plates being hollow the weight is kept down, but the standard replica still weighs 7.5 lbs! The only complaint I had was the fact that original SmackDown side plates were never made, but that was rectified this year. It would be nice to see the black eagle side plate to complete the original design. Regardless, I think the regular or deluxe WWE Championship Spinner is a great addition to anyone’s collection. On average, the standard WWE Championship Spinner is worth $300.