NEWS ROUNDUP: Jericho’s Belt Goes Missing, WWE Unveils New American East-West (AEW) Championship
A digest of professional wrestling news for the morning of September 4, 2019:
- New All Elite Wrestling Chris Jericho (real name Christopher Jerry Koe) reportedly filed a police report in Tallahassee yesterday for a lost or stolen “championship wrestling belt.” As of press time, the belt has not yet been recovered.
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) surprised fans last night with the unexpected unveiling of its new American East-West (AEW) Championship. According to a press release, the idea for the new championship “just suddenly came to” WWE mogul Vince McMahon.
- According to backstage sources within WWE, semi-retired wrestler Barry Darsow, better known as Repo Man, has been re-hired by the company as a “special consultant.”
We will stay on top of these developing — and completely unrelated-to-one-another — stories as they unfold.