Chris Jericho’s AEW World Championship Belt Has Been Stolen

The AEW World Championship belt has apparently been stolen…

According to a police report that Chris Jericho filed with the Tallahassee Police Department, the belt was stolen or lost on Sunday in Tallahassee, FL. The report says that Chris Jericho was in a rented limousine and went to eat at Longhorn Steakhouse and left the belt in the limo. The driver then returned to the airport where he had picked Jericho up to return luggage that Jericho had mistakenly taken. When Jericho was picked up by the driver later, the belt was gone.

Here’s part of the police report: (via Fightful)

(Case No.) / Grand Theft/ 2400 N. Monroe Street / 7:13 PM

“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.

Victim: Christopher “Jericho” Irvine, W/M, 11/9/70″

Chris Jericho and AEW put out this video where Jericho says he has launched a “worldwide investigation” to find the “lowlife scumbag” who stole the belt.

Hi, I’m AEW Champion Chris Jericho. And unfortunately, less than 24 hours after I became the first AEW Champion, with blood streaming down my face, after one of the hardest matches I’ve ever had in my life, some lowlife scumbag committed grand larceny and robbed me of the AEW Championship.

Now as I sit here in my palatial estate, my beautiful mansion, getting ready to have a little bit of the bubbly, I’m just imagining what I would do to that son of a bitch if he was here right now.

And as a result, I am launching a worldwide investigation using the top private investigators in the world today to find out who committed this crime.

And trust me, as the AEW Champion, as your “le champion,” I promise to regain and restore and find and reclaim the AEW Championship and once again give you another reason to finally give me the thank you that I deserve. You’re welcome.

According to Bryan Alvarez, AEW has a second backup belt.


The Tallahassee Police Department posted on Facebook that they found the belt, but shortly after, the post was deleted and a police spokesperson told that the investigation was still “open and active.” “It’s been posted to social media? It’s still an open and active investigation. The case has not been closed yet,” the spokesman, Officer Damon Miller, said.

But it looks like it may have actually been found, because the AEW Twitter account then tweeted this, saying “case solved” and thanking the Tallahassee PD, along with a screenshot of the deleted Facebook post:

No info has been released yet about where the belt was found.

Update #2

AEW has deleted their social media posts where they say “case solved.” So it looks like the belt is still missing…

Update #3

Tallahassee police say that the belt has in fact been recovered, according to Tallahassee reporter Jeffrey Burlew. It was turned in to police headquarters by a person who says they “found it along the side of the road,” the police said.

No arrests have been made.