After a big win, and the first major title match in a wrestling promotion, some would think that the worst thing to happen is for the champion to somehow lose the title. Sadly, that happened to wrestling veteran and AEW champion Chris Jericho on Tuesday, September 3rd.
“The victim reported the theft of his championship wrestling belt while he was eating inside Longhorn Steakhouse,” the report says. “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.”
It’s probably not the best thing that the first ever AEW champion lose his belt in such a way only a couple of days after breaking new grounds with AEW’s pay-per-view ALL OUT. Yet, one thing can go to show, the publicity must be great. AEW has a knack for turning the negative into the positive, so they released this funny video of Chris declaring a “worldwide investigation” for his belt.
Luckily the belt has been recovered. Tallahassee police have yet to release all the information regarding the circumstances around the “case of the missing championship”, but they were kind enough to post this: