UPDATE: We have found out that the belt was actually discovered on the side of the road by a Florida State University employee who thought it was a replica. He initially listed it on the “lost and found” section of Craiglist before being clued in that it was the original and turned it in to police. Read the full story here.
Former WWE Superstar and current inaugural AEW world champion, Chris Jericho, had some off-screen drama after defeating Adam “Hangman” Page in the main event of AEW’s All Out pay-per-view on Saturday (Aug 31). It appears the new champion “misplaced” his title belt.
Police confirmed that Jericho reported the All Elite Wrestling title belt missing after dining at a Longhorn Steakhouse in Tallahassee, Florida. The initial police report reads:
“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.”
On Wednesday, Tallahassee police confirmed they had recovered the championship belt with photo on Facebook with one of their officers holding the title belt.
— Jeffrey Burlew (@JeffBurlew) September 4, 2019