Wrestling titles can be some of the greatest art that industry has ever done, as is befitting something meant to represent great accomplishments. A well-designed title belt can become iconic, like the “ten pounds of gold” that was the WCW World Championship, or the WWE “Winged Eagle” World title, or the classic Intercontinental title that WWE brought back, to much acclaim, a few years ago. But there are also titles that have been downright ugly. Whether by accident of design, an idea taken beyond the logical extreme, or simply an attempt to cash in on selling replica belts to fans, ugly title belts have cropped up all over in wrestling, even in the biggest wrestling organization on the planet. So, prepare your eyeballs, and get ready to take a look at some of the most hideous title belts to ever see the light of day!
10. ECW World Title
This mostly makes the list for bad font choice that makes it unbearably hard to try and read. We get it, ECW was the “extreme” wrestling organization, but is it too much to ask that your World title actually be legible from farther than six inches away? ECW actually had several excellent title designs over the years, especially Taz’s “FTW” Title, but the World title with the font that could best be described as “chicken scratch” is definitely not one of them. Frankly, WWE replacing it with the gigantic and visually impressive “silver eagle” version was one of the only things that company did right with their attempt to re-launch the ECW brand under their umbrella.