Well, this could be an inauspicious beginning for the AEW World championship.
The following police report was posted on Scott Keith’s Blog of Doom, and has since been verified by Fightful and David Bixenspan with the Tallahassee Police Department. It has not been confirmed yet that the “championship wrestling belt” it refers to is the new All Elite title Chris Jericho won at All Out last Saturday night (Aug. 31). But Y2J doesn’t currently hold any other titles, so while we’re waiting for confirmation from AEW or Jericho’s team, that’s the not-illogical assumption being made.
Here’s the report:
“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 place 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 repsonded to the scene.
Victim: Christopher “Jericho” Irvine, W/M, 11/9/70”
In addition to needing confirmation this is the AEW World title, there are lots of other questions yet to be answered. But it certainly reads like Chris Jericho either left the belt in a bag he left at the airport, or in the backseat of a rented limo.
The next Talk Is Jericho is gonna be must listen, y’all.