That’s what titles are for. There are all kinds of titles in the wrestling world today and some of them are a good bit more famous than others. While some titles are going to be recognized for their name, there are a few which are going to be known because of how they look. One of the more famous looking titles in history was brought back this week and now it has a new holder.

LA Knight defeated Cameron Grimes at this weekend’s NXT Takeover: In Your House to become the new Million Dollar Champion. The two have been competing to earn Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Legacy. DiBiase had decided that the two of them needed to go for the gold, setting up the ladder match in the process. This is Knight’s first title of any kind in NXT.

The Million Dollar Title was introduced in 1989 by DiBiase himself when he could not win the WWF Title. DiBiase would hold it for around two years, save for a reign by Virgil, before deactiving it upon winning the Tag Team Titles. The title has been brought back a few times over the years, with Steve Austin and Ted DiBiase Jr. holding it once each. There is no word on how long the title will be around.

It was a fight for a title. Check out some of the match plus what the title means:

The Million Dollar Man visits a Greenwich jewelry store - Part 1

Ted DiBiase puts the Million Dollar Title on the line at TakeOver: WWE NXT, June 8, 2021

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that could make for some interesting moments going forward, as Knight winning the title opens some doors for him. I’m not sure how long he is going to hold the title because it does not have the best track record for staying around, but at least the champion is a good idea. I’m also curious about where Grimes goes from here, as he needs to win something sooner rather than later.

What did you think of the match? What is next for both of them? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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