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NEWS ROUNDUP: Jericho’s Belt Goes Missing, WWE Unveils New American East-West (AEW) Championship

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WWE junior executive Hunter Hearst Helmsley unveiled a new championship today. In unrelated news, Chris Jericho’s (inset) AEW Championship belt was recently lost or stolen.

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.

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