LongHorn Steakhouse has issued a statement on the story that broke earlier regarding Chris Jericho’s championship belt.
All Elite Wrestling confirmed on Instagram that it was indeed the AEW World Championship that was lost in Tallahassee, Florida.
For those of you that missed it, here is the report from Tallahassee, Florida police:
“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.
Victim: Christopher “Jericho” Irvine, W/M, 11/9/70”
Here is the tweet from LongHorn Steakhouse
We take the safety of our guests' property seriously and are doing everything we can to help the local authorities in their efforts. That said, @IAmJericho is a champion with or without his belt.
— LongHorn Steakhouse (@LongHornSteaks) September 3, 2019
Jericho became the first AEW World Champion at the All Out pay-per-view on Saturday night. BHe will team up with two mystery partners to take on Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks on the first TNT broadcast on October 2nd from Washington, DC. He is scheduled to defend his title on the October 16th TNT episode.