Chris Jericho issues statement over lost AEW Title.
As reported earlier on Tuesday, Sept. 3, a police report was filed naming Chris Jericho as the victim of having his "championship wrestling belt" stolen. You can view the police report by clicking here. The police report did not note which title had been stolen from Jericho, who had won the AEW World Championship on Aug. 31 at AEW All Out.
We now have confirmation that it was the AEW World Title stolen from Jericho's possession as Jericho issued the following statement on the matter:
"Hi, 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 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. As a result, 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."
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) September 4, 2019
Fightful will continue to update fans on the story of Jericho's title as more information is known.