For the first time in almost twenty years, a new wrestling company is causing major buzz. Sure, there have been other companies (some with very passionate fans), but not one that's taken the wholeindustry by storm quite like All Elite Wrestling (or AEW). On August 31st, AEW crowned its first champion: Chris Jericho. Jericho is a veteran of the business, with experience ranging from the top of WWE all the way to Mexico and Japan.
Unfortunately, Jericho's skills as a top sports entertainer did not make him immune to thievery during his victorious weekend. The day after his big win at AEW's 'All Out' event, Jericho reported the championship belt missing. It was apparently stolen out of his limo while he was asserting himself as "best in the world" in a Longhorn Steakhouse.
Thankfully, the belt was recovered by Tallahassee police. Here's the official statement:
"On Sunday September 1, 2019, TPD responded to 2400 North Monroe Street reference a theft. Officers learned that a championship belt, reported to be valued at $29,250, was stolen from a limo recently occupied by the belt’s owner. On September 4, 2019, a citizen returned the championship belt to TPD headquarters, reporting that it was found along a local roadway. This case has been assigned to investigators with TPD’s Burglary Unit and is still an active investigation. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. TPD will provide more information when it becomes available."
Lastly, you can check out the video of Jericho winning the championship before all of this went down. It was a great match between him and rising star "Hangman" Adam Page: