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TPD: Wrestling star Chris Jericho's missing championship belt found along road

Posted: 9:00 PM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 15:51:12-04
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Wrestling star Chris Jericho's championship belt found in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Current All Elite Wrestling World Champion and former WWE Champion Chris Jericho's missing championship belt has officially been found.

On Sept. 1, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to Longhorn Steakhouse on North Monroe Street in response to the theft. TPD said the belt, reportedly to be valued at $29,250, was stolen from a limo recently occupied by Jericho.

On Wednesday, a person 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.


And just like that, current All Elite Wrestling World Champion and former WWE Champion Chris Jericho's missing championship belt may have not been officially found.

After announcing that the belt was found around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Tallahassee Police Department's celebratory Facebook post also went missing.

In the post, police wrote "Chris Jericho we have something that belongs to you. Celebrate with #ALittleBitOfTheBubbly (responsibly of course)! More information to follow. #foundit #championshipbelt."

All Elite Wrestling shared a picture of the post on Twitter before TPD deleted it from Facebook about 30 minutes later.

When we reached out to the Tallahassee Police Department, spokesman Damon Miller said the investigation is still "open and active," and could not confirm or deny whether the belt was found or still missing.

Based on TPD's original Facebook post, it was unclear if the belt was stolen or just misplaced in the first place.

A police report filed with the Tallahassee Police Department states 48-year-old Chris 'Jericho' Irvine, who currently works for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and is listed as their World Champion, reported the theft of the belt while he was eating Sunday night at Longhorn Steakhouse on North Monroe Street.

Based on the report, details are limited and the exact time line of the events is unclear.

The report states that Jericho arrived at the Tallahassee International Airport earlier that day via Million Air and thought he had placed his luggage, which apparently contained the championship belt, inside his rented limousine. The limo driver then shuttled him to Longhorn for dinner.

However, the police report states that somewhere along the way, they realized Jericho had mistakenly picked up the wrong luggage from the airport earlier. After dropping Jericho off at Longhorn, the limo driver went back to the airport to return the mistaken luggage.

"When the driver picked the victim up from the restaurant, the belt was missing," the police report states.

Responding officers then searched the limo and the airport but couldn't find the belt. The crime is being investigated as a grand theft though it has not yet been determined whether or not the belt was lost or stolen.

In all-star fashion, Jericho took to Twitter Tuesday night to announce he was launching a "worldwide investigation using the top private investigators in the world today to find out who committed this crime."

No arrest has been announced in the case.


The Tallahassee Police Department says they've found current All Elite Wrestling World Champion and former WWE Champion Chris Jericho's missing championship belt.

They told Jericho to celebrate the find with "a little bit of bubbly." Responsibly of course.

The belt's recovery comes after Jericho announced a "worldwide investigation using the top private investigators in the world today to find out who committed this crime."


Current All Elite Wrestling World Champion and former WWE Champion Chris Jericho reportedly had his newest championship belt stolen while eating at Longhorn Steakhouse in Tallahassee, according to a police report.

A police report filed with the Tallahassee Police Department states 48-year-old Chris 'Jericho' Irvine, who currently works for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and is listed as their World Champion, reported the theft of the belt while he was eating Sunday night at Longhorn Steakhouse on North Monroe Street.

Based on the report, details are limited and the exact time line of the events is unclear.

The report states that Jericho arrived at the Tallahassee International Airport earlier that day via Million Air and thought he had placed his luggage, which apparently contained the championship belt, inside his rented limousine. The limo driver then shuttled him to Longhorn for dinner.

However, the police report states that somewhere along the way, they realized Jericho had mistakenly picked up the wrong luggage from the airport earlier. After dropping Jericho off at Longhorn, the limo driver went back to the airport to return the mistaken luggage.

"When the driver picked the victim up from the restaurant, the belt was missing," the police report states.

Responding officers then searched the limo and the airport but couldn't find the belt. The crime is being investigated as a grand theft though it has not yet been determined whether or not the belt was lost or stolen.

According to Jericho, the wrestler had just won the belt one day before he reported it missing.

In all-star fashion, Jericho took to Twitter Tuesday night to announce he was launching a "worldwide investigation using the top private investigators in the world today to find out who committed this crime."

On August 31, Jericho won the All Elite Wrestling World Championship, making him a seven-time world champion. Jericho earned his inaugural AEW Championship belt after defeating his opponent “Hangman” Adam Page with his 'Judas Effect finisher.'

He also won a WWE Championship, defeating “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock in the same night at Vengeance 2001 to become the company’s first-ever Undisputed Champion.

No arrest has been made in the case.