AEW World Champion Chris Jericho had his title belt stolen just days after becoming the inaugural champion by defeating Adam Page in the main event of Saturday’s AEW All Out pay-per-view.
A local police blotter in Tallahassee, Florida listed the incident report, seen below. Jericho apparently had the title go missing while he was eating dinner inside a Longhorn Steakhouse at 2400 North Monroe Street. Police were called and an investigation was launched.
Below is the full incident report with details on what happened. The report lists the crime as grand theft:
“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.”
The report lists Jericho as the victim – Christopher “Jericho” Irvine.
The Arby’s fast food restaurant chain, which often tweets about WWE
and AEW happenings, posted a tweet today and jokingly offered to assist Jericho, making a reference to his band Fozzy.
Chris Jericho Issues Statement On AEW World Title Theft.
The AEW Twitter account posted a video of Jericho addressing the situation like only he can. Jericho promised to launch a “worldwide investigation using the top private investigators” to get to the bottom of the theft.
“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 low life scumbag committed grand larceny and robbed me of the AEWChampionship. Now, as I sit here in my beautiful mansion, I’m just imagining what I would do to that son of a b—h if he was here right now,” Jericho said.
He continued, “I’m launching a worldwide investigation, using the top private investigators in the world today, to find out who committed this crime. Trust me, as the AEW 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.”
The Tallahassee Police Department has apparently recovered the stolen AEW World Title Belt. AEW Tweeted that the case was solved with a thank you to the Tallhassee PD along with a screen shot of a post from the Tallahassee Police Department of a officer with the Title with a message to Jericho that they have something that belongs to him.