tag team title

Over the years there have been many different title belt designs in WWE, and when the current design for the tag team titles debuted it was heavily criticized.

Nowadays the plates on the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Titles are silver, but when they were first introduced they were copper, and they looked like pennies.

Wrestling belt maker Dave Millican recently appeared on Pancakes and Powerslams, and he talked about what went into making the Tag Team Titles. Millican revealed that he begged WWE not to make them copper, but in the end that’s what WWE wanted, so that’s what the company got.

“The tag team titles, I begged them, please let me make them nickel, let me make them gold, let me make them silver and gold. Just don’t make me do copper. And it just came down from the top that copper is what they wanted, I think in particular, Stephanie McMahon really just wanted to do something different. They want to kind of reinvent the wheel every time, and something that is not used somewhere else, which is understandable. And so, when they bottom-lined it for me and said, ‘look, it’s gonna be copper,’ I was like okay, I can do copper. So I did that, thinking at one point in time we’re gonna change these. And man, when they changed them is when the brand split happened, they employed a few other guys… and I didn’t get a chance to make them. I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I begged them, please don’t make me make this copper. Really, kind of all of that stuff started with me and branched out.”

Millican also commented on the long rumored Women’s Tag Team Titles, and even though he can’t confirm their existence, he speculated that they’ve probably already been made.

“I have, but I’m not privy to it. Anything that I’ve heard is probably similar to what you heard or read. The way that works is you have a confidentiality clause. So, if I was involved in it, I couldn’t tell you anyway. But what I can do, is tell you unequivocally that I’m not. So, I think that probably exists. Now, sometimes things exist and they change their mind and they never debut. That’s happened with concepts they’ve sent my way. So I think that they probably are out there. I think that they’re probably already made. But, that’s just hearsay, that’s not based on anything official.”