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7. Who Came Up With The Idea Of The Smoking Skull Belt?

During a recent edition of the Steve Austin podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin talked about who came up with the idea of the Smoking Skull Belt, WWE no longer using the term “diva” & more.

Below are the highlights:

On The Origin of The Smoking Skull Belt:

“Yeah, the prior belt, I didn’t like. The idea for the ‘Smoking Skull’ belt was The Road Warriors, Animal and Hawk. They called me over and said, ‘hey Steve, you know you’re ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. You ought to have your own belt.’ That was The Road Warriors’ idea and I give them credit for it.”

Stone Cold with the Smoking Skull WWF Championship belt
Stone Cold with the Smoking Skull WWF Championship belt

On WWE Dropping The Term Diva:

“They’re not divas anymore. Now the women are Superstars. No, no, no, there has been a whole women’s movement. I mean, the women’s wrestling scene has evolved tremendously.

I was so glad when they dropped the ‘divas’ moniker because, man, I’ll tell you what, they have spun up and they have some talented women down there. So, no, they’re WWE Superstars just like the guys. The term ‘diva’ no longer exists.”

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