The WWE United States Championship Spinner was given this beautiful replica with over 200 simulated red, white, and blue diamonds and a metal plates with nugget textures and mirror finishes.
In 2004, John Cena competed for the WWE United States Championship on the SmackDown brand. After capturing the title multiple times, he debuted this spinning US Championship belt at Armageddon on December 12, 2004. He would be the only one to hold the spinner US design, as Orlando Jordan and JBL destroyed the belt on the March 10, 2005 episode of SmackDown.
One of Cena’s catch phrases at the time was “Word Life.” It even started his rap in his theme song, “Basic Thuganomics.” For that reason, this spinning US Championship has “Word Life” on the main plate, and the Figures Toy Company sold it as the WWE John Cena Word Life US Belt.
The US Spinner has a total of six circular metal plates. It is the same thickness as the original US Spinner, which is around 4mm thick, and weighs over 5 lbs.
The main plate measures approximately 10.25 in (26 cm) at the diameter. The outer circle has a silver mirror finish and numerous faux diamonds set throughout the left and right sides. The top of this outer circle has the WWE logo in black and red paint, and the bottom has the word “CHAMPION” in blue paint. The inner circle is raised a bit higher than the outer circle, measuring approximately 7.5 in at the diameter, and is the only part of the belt that spins. The letters “US” are at the center of this plate in silver and are raised even more than the center plate. The words “Word Life” are engraved in cursive and painted black above “US”. The name “John Cena TM” is engraved in cursive and painted black below “US”. The entire background of this center plate is painted red, white, and blue in the same fashion as the American flag.
The first two side plates are identical with a diameter of approximately 4.5 in (11.5 cm). They feature a nugget texture, giving the silver more shine with light. Numerous faux diamonds are set around the border of the plate. The US Flag is etched in the center of the plate with red, white, and blue simulated diamonds making up the bars and square where the stars would be.
The second two side plates are identical with a diameter of approximately 3.8 in (10 cm). They feature a nugget texture like the other side plates, and numerous faux diamonds are set around the border. The center of the plate has a star shape engraved into the metal, with simulated blue diamonds outlining the star and simulated white diamonds of different sizes within the star.
The third side plate on the right (or sixth property plate) has a diameter of approximately 2.75 in (7 cm). It is silver with a mirror finish, unlike the other nugget textured side plates. The WWE logo is etched in the center and painted black with a red underline. Around the border are the words “WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT” etched into the plate and filled with black paint.
All circular plates are attached to a simulated leather strap measuring approximately 55 in long. Star tooling is embossed throughout the strap behind five of the plates (leaving out the property plate), and a red, white, and blue stitching surrounds the same five plates. The same sort of tooling as all the other replicas from Figs Inc surrounds the snap boxes. The snap boxes house 8×2 male snaps and 5×2 female snaps. All the licensing information is printed on a small patch on the back of the strap.
The Figures Toy Company released a great replica with this John Cena US Spinner. There was another version with a name plate, but only a few were produced before this version became the standard. Years later, the WWE Shop re-released the US Spinner replica. It is nearly the same as the Figs Inc version, but the spinning center plate is raised and seems to have a gap between the main plate. The Figs Inc version also seems to have a magnet that stops the center plate from spinning after making one complete rotation. Fans of the WWE Championship spinner have to add the US Spinner to their collection. Those who enjoy classic designs might want not care too much.