When All Elite Wrestling made Chris Jericho their first world champion at All Out this Saturday, many fans questioned if that was the right decision. Earlier today, we learned that Jericho lost the belt when he took a rented limo to a Longhorn Steakhouse, sent the limo back to the airport because he had picked up the wrong luggage, and reentered the limo after dinner to find that the belt was gone. Now everyone knows that of course, Jericho was the best possible choice for the first AEW World Champion.
Jericho quickly responded to reports of the belt theft, which had already been essentially confirmed by an AEW EVP, as every champion should – in a pool, wearing a fedora and a scarf, and by launching a worldwide investigation. You can watch that below.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 4, 2019
Interrupted by Jericho pouring himself an overflowing glass of “little bit of the bubbly” and then drinking straight from the bottle, here is the AEW World Champion’s statement:
Hi, I’m AEW Champion Chris Jericho, and unfortunately, less than twenty-four 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.
Will AEW just end up making a new belt, or will this end up being a storyline on their TV show? Could Belt Theft Investigator Chris Jericho end up as great of a gimmick as Conspiracy Victim Chris Jericho? Was this all definitely R-Truth’s doing? Let us know what you think about this situation in the comments.