The AEW World Championship belt has been stolen, as confirmed by David Bixenspan.
You read that correctly, it’s not a work or part of some elaborate angle.
According to a local police blotter in Tallahassee, FL the belt was stolen from Chris Jericho while he was eating dinner at a Longhorn Steakhouse.
Here’s the incident report on the crime, listed as grand theft:
”The victim reported the theft of his championship wrestling belt while he was eating inside Longhorn Steakhouse. The victim stated he arrived at the Millionaire Club Airport Terminal and placed the belt inside his rented limousine. The limo driver shuttled the victim to Longhorn for dinner. The victim remained at Longhorn while the limo driver returned to the airport. The victim had taken the wrong luggage from the airport and the driver took it back to the terminal. When the driver picked up the victim from the restaurant, the belt was missing. Responding officers searched the limo and airport for the belt without success. On-call CID was consulted, and forensics responded to the scene.”
The victim in the case is listed as Jericho’s real-name Christopher “Jericho” Irvine. No word on how All Elite Wrestling plans to handle the situation.
Tallahassee Police confirm that this is real. Jericho's belt was stolen. https://t.co/S5Ht0LiYnx
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) September 3, 2019
Jericho won the title in the inaugural AEW World Title match at last Saturday’s All Out pay-per-view in Chicago, IL by going over Adam Page in the show’s main event.