Backstage regarding the new WWE world heavyweight title being introduced

As seen during the April 24th 2023 edition of WWE RAW, Triple H announced that a new world heavyweight title is being introduced. According to Justin Barrasso of, it was Paul Levesque [Triple H] and not Vince McMahon that made the decision to create a new world title. Barrasso was told by WWE sources that the new title was being introduced because each brand having a world title “is how Levesque prefers the setup and structure heading into the draft.”

It’s still possible that Vince could have creative influence over who will be the first champion as Steve Carrier of noted the following…

“According to a circulating report, Seth Rollins is currently the leading contender to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. However, @ringsidenews_ has been informed that this does not guarantee his victory, as Vince has been known to alter plans at the last moment.”