Following his departure from WWE in 2019, Good reverted back to his Jon Moxley moniker and made an unannounced appearance at AEW's premiere event, AEW Double or Nothing. He also started working in NJPW shortly after his WWE exit and won the IWGP United States Championship in his debut, becoming the first and only wrestler to have held the WWE and IWGP United States championships.
Outside of wrestling, Good made his acting debut as the star of the 2015 action film 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown and will appear in the upcoming action film Cagefighter.
Jonathan David Good was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 7, 1985. An avid wrestling fan who idolized Bret Hart as a child, he used wrestling as an escape from his rough upbringing by watching wrestling videos and reading stories about wrestling's earlier days. One year after beginning to train as a wrestler, he dropped out of high school. He supported himself by working in restaurants and warehouses, but was constantly getting fired because he would skip work if he was booked to wrestle a match that clashed with his shift.
From mid-2007 to early 2010, Moxley continued to work in the tag team division and held the HWA tag titles once with his trainer Cody Hawk and twice with King Vu. He won the HWA Heavyweight Championship for the third time from Aaron Williams in January 2010, before losing it to Gerome Phillips six months later.
Ambrose made his televised debut on the July 3 episode of FCW where he challenged FCW Jack Brisco 15 ChampionSeth Rollins. The following month, Ambrose and Rollins had a 20-minute non-title Iron Man match; the match ended in a draw with neither man scoring a fall. A 30-minute rematch, in which the title was on the line, took place in September which Rollins won through sudden death rules. Ambrose beat Rollins in a non-title match in the first round of a tournament to crown the new FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion. However, Ambrose was unsuccessful in the tournament final against Leo Kruger. Ambrose later cost Rollins his FCW 15 Championship by attacking Damien Sandow during his title match with Rollins, causing a disqualification in the deciding fall. Ambrose later unsuccessfully challenged Sandow for the championship. At an FCW house show on October 21, Ambrose challenged WWE wrestler CM Punk, who was making a guest appearance, to a match in which Ambrose was defeated. Punk would later praise Ambrose after the match.
Ambrose would then began a feud with William Regal, after Ambrose targeted Regal in an unprovoked attack. They would wrestle on the November 7 episode of FCW, with Regal winning. For the next year, Ambrose would obsessively request for another match with Regal. On December 7, Ambrose competed at tapings for an unaired pilot for WWE NXT under the working title Full Sail Ahead at Full Sail University, where he was defeated by Leo Kruger.
On the February 5, 2012 episode of FCW, Ambrose faced Rollins and Leakee in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship; the match however was won by Leakee. In March 2012, Ambrose had a confrontation with veteran hardcore wrestlerMick Foley, claiming that Foley needed to be held accountable for creating a generation of imitators. Ambrose continued to antagonize Foley through Twitter. According to Ambrose, the angle was supposed to culminate in a match between the two, but this never came to fruition due to Foley not being medically allowed to wrestle. Instead, the rivalry was scrapped and Ambrose remained in WWE's developmental system. He competed in a dark match at the first tapings of NXT on May 17, in a loss to Xavier Woods. On an episode of FCW in June, Ambrose challenged Rollins for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship but lost. Almost a year after their first match, Ambrose and Regal rematched on the final episode of FCW on July 15. The match would conclude in a no contest after Ambrose repeatedly kneed Regal's head into a ring turnbuckle, causing Regal to bleed from the ear.
The Shield (2012-2014)
Ambrose (center) debuted on the main roster as part of The Shield in 2012
After their feud with The Wyatt Family, The Shield moved on to a rivalry with Kane, turning into heroic characters in the process. The group defeated Kane and New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) at WrestleMania XXX on April 6. The feud with Kane also prompted The Shield to cease working for Triple H, who reformed Evolution with himself, Batista and Randy Orton to battle them. On April 28, Ambrose surpassed MVP as the longest-reigning United States Champion under the WWE banner. The Shield defeated Evolution in a six-man tag team match at Extreme Rules. The following night on Raw, Triple H forced Ambrose to defend his United States Championship in a 20-man battle royal, which saw Ambrose surviving until the final two before ultimately being eliminated by Sheamus, thus ending his title reign at 351 days. The Shield once again defeated Evolution at Payback in a No Holds Barredelimination match in June. The following night on Raw, Rollins betrayed Ambrose and Reigns and aligned himself with The Authority, breaking up the group.
Feud with Seth Rollins (2014-2015)
After The Shield's split in June 2014, Ambrose began a prolonged feud with Seth Rollins
Ambrose promptly began feuding with Rollins, which included the duo interfering in each other's matches. During this period, Ambrose and Reigns amicably separated as a team, with Ambrose debuting new ring attire and new entrance music. Ambrose competed the 2014 Money in the Bank ladder match on June 29, which Rollins would win after Kane attacked Ambrose. Ambrose was scheduled to face Rollins at Battleground on July 20, but he was ejected from the arena by Triple H after a pre-match brawl with Rollins. Rollins was later announced as the winner via forfeit, prompting Ambrose to return to the arena and attack Rollins. Ambrose and Rollins eventually wrestled at SummerSlam on August 17 in a lumberjack match, which Ambrose lost after Kane again interfered and Rollins hit Ambrose with his Money in the Bank briefcase. The following night on Raw, Ambrose faced Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere match, which Ambrose lost by knockout after interference from Kane once again. After the match, Rollins curb stomped his head through cinder blocks, giving Ambrose kayfabe "head and spine trauma" and causing him to take a hiatus from WWE. Ambrose returned at Night of Champions in September and attacked Rollins. The duo faced off in a Hell in a Cell match the following month at the namesake event, where Ambrose lost again when the returning Bray Wyatt interfered and attacked him.
Ambrose returned to feud with Rollins over the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, defeating him in a non-title match on the May 4 episode of Raw. As a result of this, he was added to Rollins's championship defense at Payback against Randy Orton and Roman Reigns. Rollins would retain his championship. At Elimination Chamber on May 31, Ambrose faced Rollins in a singles match for the championship. He won the match by disqualification after Rollins shoved the referee, but did not win the title, as championships cannot change hands by disqualification. Regardless, Ambrose stole the championship belt from him and challenged Rollins to a ladder match for the title at Money in the Bank on June 14, which he narrowly lost.
After Money in the Bank, Ambrose teamed up with Roman Reigns to defeat Wyatt and Harper at SummerSlam. The following night on Raw, Ambrose and Reigns fought Wyatt and Harper in a SummerSlam rematch, during which Braun Strowman made his WWE debut, helping Harper and Wyatt. At Night of Champions on September 20, Ambrose, Reigns and a returning Chris Jericho were defeated by Wyatt, Harper, and Strowman in a six-man tag team match. After Rollins legitimately injured his knee on November 3, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship was declared vacant; Ambrose entered a 16-man tournament to determine a new champion. After defeating Tyler Breeze in the first round, Dolph Ziggler in the quarterfinals and Kevin Owens in the semifinals, Ambrose ultimately made it to the finals at the Survivor Series main event on November 22 but lost to Reigns.
In December, Ambrose won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time after defeating Owens at TLC. He successfully defended the title against Owens and Ziggler multiple times between December and January 2016. Ambrose competed in the 2016 Royal Rumble match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, which he lost after being lastly eliminated by eventual winner Triple H. Ambrose would later lose the Intercontinental Championship back to Owens in a five-way match on the February 15 episode of Raw, after Owens pinned Tyler Breeze.
At Fastlane on February 21, Ambrose faced Reigns and Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 32, but lost after he was pinned by Reigns. The following night on Raw, Ambrose challenged Lesnar to a No Holds Barred street fight match at WrestleMania 32, which Paul Heyman accepted on Lesnar's behalf. He then failed to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H at the Roadblock event in March. He was also unsuccessful in defeating Lesnar at WrestleMania 32. Following WrestleMania, Ambrose began a rivalry with Chris Jericho. He defeated Jericho at Payback, and again at Extreme Rules in an Asylum match later that month to end the feud.
"To this point, Ambrose had lost almost every big match he has been in with Rollins, Wyatt, Reigns, Triple H and Lesnar all getting their hands raised at the end [...] We already knew that Dean Ambrose had the ability to be the biggest star of The Shield. Maybe now, especially in light of recent news, he will be".
In May, Ambrose qualified for the 2016 Money in the Bank ladder match, which he would win. Later that same night, he would cash in his Money in the Bank contract and defeat Rollins to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. Ambrose made his first title defense against Rollins on the July 18 episode of Raw, which ended in a draw after a double pinfall. The following night at the 2016 WWE draft, Ambrose was drafted to SmackDown, being the brand's first draft pick and bringing the WWE Championship with him; that same night, he pinned Rollins to retain the championship. At Battleground, Ambrose retained his title against Reigns and Rollins after pinning Reigns. Ambrose then successfully defended the renamed "WWE World Championship" against Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam in August. At Backlash on September 11, he lost the title to AJ Styles after Styles performed a low blow and Styles Clash while the referee was incapacitated. Ambrose was unsuccessful in regaining the championship at No Mercy on October 9 in a triple threat match also involving John Cena, who was pinned by Styles. The following month at Survivor Series, Ambrose made up part of Team SmackDown alongside Styles, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Shane McMahon in a winning effort over Team Raw. He would face Styles once again in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at TLC for the WWE title. During the match, James Ellsworth interfered and pushed Ambrose off a ladder through multiple tables, allowing Styles to retain the title. Ambrose would then fail to become the number one contender for the reverted WWE Championship in a fatal four-way elimination match involving Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, and The Miz.
On the January 3, 2017 episode of SmackDown, Ambrose defeated The Miz to win the Intercontinental Championship for the second time. He participated in the 2017 Royal Rumble match in which he lasted almost 27 minutes before being eliminated by Brock Lesnar. On February 12, Ambrose took part in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match at the event of the same name, where he eliminated Baron Corbin with a roll-up pin only for Corbin to attack him afterward, allowing Miz to eliminate Ambrose. A match was set between Ambrose and Corbin at WrestleMania 33 on April 2, where Ambrose retained his Intercontinental Championship. Two nights later on SmackDown, Ambrose wrestled in his final match for the brand, in a losing effort to Corbin in a non-title match. Following that, Ambrose was moved to the Raw brand as a result of the Superstar Shake-up. He would then continue his feud with The Miz, who was also drafted to the aforementioned brand in the Superstar Shake-up, eventually losing the Intercontinental title to him at Extreme Rules in June, thus ending his reign at 152 days. Ambrose continued to feud with The Miz, leading up to a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship at Great Balls of Fire on July 9, where he lost after interference by The Miztourage (Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas).
On the July 10 episode of Raw, Seth Rollins saved Ambrose from an attack by The Miz and The Miztourage. After failing to gain Ambrose's trust for several weeks, the two argued in the ring on the August 14 episode of Raw and eventually brawled with each other before fighting off Cesaro and Sheamus, reuniting the team in the process. At SummerSlam on August 20, Ambrose and Rollins defeated Cesaro and Sheamus to win the Raw Tag Team Championship, making Ambrose both a Triple Crown and Grand Slam champion in the process. Ambrose and Rollins successfully defended the titles against Cesaro and Sheamus at No Mercy, after Ambrose pinned Sheamus.
On the October 9 episode of Raw, Ambrose and Rollins reunited with Roman Reigns. The newly reformed Shield was due to face the team of Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Kane, The Miz and Sheamus at TLC in a 5-on-3 handicap Tables, Ladders and Chairs match, but Reigns was replaced by Kurt Angle over an illness concern. Ambrose, Rollins, and Angle would go on to win the match. Ambrose and Rollins were scheduled to face SmackDown Tag Team ChampionsThe Usos in an interbrand match at Survivor Series, but lost the tag titles back to Cesaro and Sheamus on the November 6 episode of Raw after a distraction from SmackDown's The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods), thus ending their reign at 78 days. This led to a match between The Shield and The New Day at Survivor Series two weeks later, which the former won. In December 2017, Ambrose suffered a triceps injury, reportedly rendering him out of action for nine months.
On the August 13, 2018 episode of Raw, Ambrose returned to assist Rollins against an attack from Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler. Six days later, he assisted Rollins in winning the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam. The following night on Raw, Ambrose and Rollins aided Universal Champion Roman Reigns in attacking Braun Strowman when the latter attempted to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract, once again reuniting The Shield. At Hell in a Cell, Ambrose and Rollins were unsuccessful in defeating Ziggler and McIntyre for the Raw Tag Team Championship. In October, The Shield defeated Ziggler, McIntyre, and Strowman at Super Show-Down. Two nights later on Raw, they were defeated by the same trio in a rematch. After the match, a frustrated Ambrose walked away from his teammates.
Final storylines and departure (2018-2019)
Ambrose in December 2018
On the October 22 episode of Raw, after Reigns announced his real-life leukemia and relinquished the Universal Championship, Ambrose and Rollins defeated Ziggler and McIntyre to capture the Raw Tag Team Championship for the second time. However, Ambrose immediately attacked Rollins after the match, turning heel for the first time since 2014. Two weeks later on Raw, Ambrose attacked Rollins again, after the latter lost the tag titles in a handicap match against AOP (Akam and Rezar). The following week, Ambrose burned his Shield vest and explained that being part of the group had made him weak. He would continue to taunt Rollins over the following weeks by stalking him, getting vaccinated against what he perceived to be Rollins's "illness", and ordering his own personal SWAT team to attack Rollins, subsequently proclaiming himself as "The Moral Compass of WWE". Ambrose defeated Rollins at TLC in December to win the Intercontinental Championship, beginning his third reign with title. Throughout the following weeks, he successfully defended his title against Tyler Breeze,Apollo Crews, and Rollins, before losing the championship to Bobby Lashley on the January 14, 2019 episode of Raw, in a triple threat match also involving Rollins, ending his reign at 29 days.
Ambrose entered the 2019 Royal Rumble match at number 14, but was eliminated by Aleister Black. The following night on Raw, he interrupted Royal Rumble winner Rollins and Triple H, proclaiming that Rollins never defeated him clean without interference and provoking Triple H into booking them in a match, which Ambrose subsequently lost. A few hours after Raw went off the air, it was reported that Ambrose had informed WWE officials that he would not be renewing his contract and would be leaving the company shortly after WrestleMania 35. WWE subsequently confirmed his decision in a statement. It was reported that he had been offered an improved contract by WWE, which he turned down due to long-standing frustration with the creative direction of his character and a particular dislike of the "hokey" material he had been given.
After weeks of teasing a reunion, Ambrose reunited with Rollins and the recently returned Reigns on the March 4 episode of Raw, after they assisted Ambrose from an attack by Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Elias the previous week, reverting Ambrose to a face once again. At Fastlane on March 10, The Shield defeated the team of McIntyre, Lashley, and Corbin. In his final singles matches in WWE, Ambrose would subsequently lose to McIntyre several times on Raw.
On the April 8 episode of Raw, Ambrose was scheduled to face Bobby Lashley in what was billed as Ambrose's last match on Raw. However, the match never took place as Lashley insulted Ambrose's wife, Renee Young, resulting in a brawl that ended with Ambrose being slammed through the announce table. After Raw went off the air, Ambrose joined Rollins and Reigns to address the fans, thank them for their support, and comment on his past accomplishments before celebrating with his Shield teammates. The following week on Raw, he made another appearance after the show went off the air. His final contractual match occurred at a special event called The Shield's Final Chapter on April 21, where he, Reigns, and Rollins defeated the team of Corbin, Lashley, and McIntyre. His contract expired on April 30.
On Chris Jericho's Talk is Jericho podcast in May 2019, Good recounted his departure from WWE, though he began by saying he was grateful for his time there, and cited achieving success. He decided to leave WWE after Vince McMahon made him give a promo on Raw where his character would get inoculated from various diseases out of fear of catching a virus from the fans. Good felt after this segment that his character was irreparably damaged. He left WWE citing the cause as mental and emotional exhaustion after six years of explaining to McMahon how his ideas for Good's character were "stupid". Due to McMahon's control over the company, Good had to follow McMahon's writing, which left him unhappy. Good came to dread promos, which were previously his favourite part of performing as a wrestler, to the point of feeling physically ill. His experience was corroborated by both Jericho and various anonymous WWE wrestlers and staff.
All Elite Wrestling (2019-present)
On May 1, Good posted a video on Twitter, promoting the return of his Jon Moxley gimmick. On May 25, Moxley made his unannounced debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) during their Double or Nothing event, attacking Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, and the referee after Jericho and Omega's main event match. Shortly after, it was announced that Moxley had signed a multi-year contract. Moxley had his AEW debut match at the Fyter Fest pay-per-view in June, where he defeated Joey Janela in an unsanctioned match. After the match, Moxley was attacked by Omega in retaliation for his previous assault. A match between the two was scheduled for All Out on August 31. However, on August 23, Moxley was forced to pull out from the event after being diagnosed with a MRSA staph infection in his elbow, and would undergo surgery to remove it. AEW subsequently revealed Pac as Moxley's replacement at All Out. The match was subsequently rescheduled for the Full Gear event on November 9. Moxley made his return on October 2, during the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite, attacking Omega during the latter's main event match. On the following episode of Dynamite, Moxley competed in his first sanctioned AEW match, defeating Shawn Spears.[a] On November 9 at Full Gear, Moxley defeated Omega in an unsanctioned Lights Out match.
In December, Moxley began a storyline with AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and his stable The Inner Circle when Jericho invited Moxley to join the group. On the January 7, 2020 episode of Dynamite, Moxley initially accepted the proposal and seemingly joined the group, before revealing it was a ploy and turning on them moments later.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling (2019-present)
After weeks of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) airing videos of a mystery man targeting IWGP United States ChampionJuice Robinson, Moxley was revealed as the culprit in May 2019, challenging Robinson for a title match at the final night of the Best of the Super Juniors 26 event on June 5. At the event, he defeated Robinson in his NJPW in-ring debut to win the IWGP United States Championship. Following Moxley's original challenge, AEW CEO Tony Khan stated that Moxley will be able to take independent and international bookings during the summer before AEW's television deal starts in the fall. However during an interview with Nikkan Sports, Good clarified that "[translated] there is no problem in fighting in New Japan while belonging to AEW. In the future, I can always show up in Japan and have matches."
At Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall on June 9, Moxley defeated young lionShota Umino, before declaring himself an entrant for the 2019 G1 Climax. In the aftermath of the match, he also publicly claimed his appreciation for Umino and stated that he was looking forward to partnering up with him; Umino subsequently became Moxley's manager and tag team partner. At the G1 Climax, Moxley, competing in the B block, won his first five matches against Taichi,Jeff Cobb,Tomohiro Ishii,Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito. He suffered his first defeat in NJPW on July 14 when he and Umino were defeated by Cobb and Ren Narita in a tag match, after Cobb pinned Umino. Moxley would then suffer his first defeat in singles competition against Toru Yano, who defeated him via count-out on August 1 as a part of the tournament, before being pinned for the first time in NJPW by Jay White on August 4, also as a part of the tournament. He would then go on to also lose his final two matches in the tournament against Hirooki Goto and Juice Robinson, failing to advance to the tournament finals with a final standing of 10 points.
On October 13, Moxley was stripped of the United States Championship as he was unable to wrestle in a scheduled championship defense against Robinson due to travel issues stemming from Typhoon Hagibis. He was replaced by Lance Archer, who defeated Robinson to win the vacant title. On December 9, Moxley returned and showed up after Archer's final match in the World Tag League tournament, attacking both Archer and Minoru Suzuki and challenging Archer to a Texas Deathmatch for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 14. During the first night of Wrestle Kingdom on January 4, 2020, Moxley defeated Archer to win the championship for the second time. The following night, Moxley successfully retained the championship against Robinson. After the match, he was confronted and beaten down by Suzuki. On January 7, a match was arranged for the United States Championship between Moxley and Suzuki at The New Beginning in Osaka on February 9.
On January 13, 2020, Moxley's match with Barnett was rearranged for Bloodsport III on April 2.
Professional wrestling style, persona, and reception
Good's finishing move, the Dirty Deeds, later known as the Death Rider and Paradigm Shift, has been used in two different variations, first utilzing a headlock driver (top), before changing it to a double underhook DDT in 2014 (bottom)
"Unfortunately for the company, the same fans that rejected Reigns love Ambrose. [...] Ambrose, as a physically smaller performer in a land where giants are preferred, is the true dark horse, both on camera and behind the scenes."
Referred to as "The Lunatic Fringe" since his time in The Shield, Ambrose's WWE gimmick has seen him characterized as a mentally unstable and unpredictable wildcard. His gimmick has been compared to Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker. After becoming a villain in late 2018, Ambrose began proclaiming himself to be "The Moral Compass of WWE". His revamped character invited comparisons to Tom Hardy's portrayal of Bane from the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises.
Ambrose's booking during his feuds with Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt in 2014 was criticized by commentators, including James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch, who stated that although "he's a utility main eventer", his lack of victories indicated that he was not a guy that WWE was positioning "for a 2-3 year sustained run on top". Ambrose's post-Shield run as a heroic character gained significant popularity, with him being cheered over fellow heroic character Roman Reigns when they faced off in three world title matches (Payback and Survivor Series in 2015 and Fastlane in 2016). Ambrose was voted as the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated readers in 2014 and 2015.
Good's reversion to his Jon Moxley gimmick and subsequent debut at AEW Double or Nothing after leaving WWE in 2019 was widely praised, with Phillip Martinez of Newsweek commenting that Good had caused "the wrestling world to erupt" after his surprise appearance. During this time, he was described by FanSided writer J.D. Olivia as "the biggest star in the wrestling world." Moxley's match with Tomohiro Ishii during the G1 Climax in July 2019 was met with critical acclaim. Deadspins Luis Paez-Pumar noted how the tournament offered an excellent platform for him to shine following his departure from WWE; they notably singled out his match against Ishii, calling it "almost certainly Moxley's best singles match ever, under any name, but it felt significant in another sense. It was good, brutal fun to watch, but it also pointed a way forward for Moxley not just as An Attraction [sic], but rather as a brilliant and brilliantly violent wrestler." The match was also awarded five stars by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, with Meltzer remarking that "I think this was the first time I ever saw a match where at the 17 second mark I already felt it was going to be a four star match".
In 2011, Smart Mark Video released Stories From the Streets: The Jon Moxley Story, a DVD featuring several of Good's matches in CZW, HWA, and IPW, as well as a two-and-a-half hour shoot interview with Good.
Good began dating WWE backstage interviewer and on-air personality Renee Young in 2013, and they were married at their Las Vegas home in an impromptu ceremony in the early hours of April 9, 2017.
Good has described himself as a minimalist; after accepting a WWE contract offer, he drove to their developmental base in Florida with nothing but some bags of clothes and the money in his pocket. He was roommates with fellow wrestler Big Cass during this time and later moved out when he was promoted to the main roster, leaving behind thousands of dollars worth of WWE merchandise sent by the company and telling Cass to "give it to charity or something". He then moved into his new apartment in Las Vegas, which he left unfurnished because he did not see the point of furnishing it when he would be away with WWE most of the time.
^In AEW, unsanctioned matches do not count towards a wrestler's official win-loss record.
^During Moxley's first reign, the title was called the IPW Grand Championship.
^When Ambrose won the title, it was known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It was then shortened to WWE Championship in the lead up to the 2016 WWE draft, where he was drafted to SmackDown with the championship. After the Raw brand created the WWE Universal Championship, the WWE Championship was again renamed to WWE World Championship.