Man who found AEW World Title speaks.
Shortly after winning the AEW World Title at All Out on Aug. 31, Chris Jericho reported the belt stolen, having lost it while visiting Longhorn Steakhouse. Fortunately for all parties involved, the belt was found 24 hours after Jericho launched a "worldwide investigation."
Tallahassee resident Frank Price is the man who found and returned the title.
Speaking to Tallahassee Democrat, Price revealed that he found a velvet bag in the middle of a turn lane near Capital Circle Southwest. Price picked up the bag, but didn't check it until he got home.
“At that time there was nothing in the news about anything being lost or stolen,” said Price. “So we thought it was just a replica or a costume or something like that.”
Price listed the belt on Lost & Found on Craigslist Tallahassee. While at the Tallahassee Police Department to turn the belt in, Price would come into contact with Mike Vaughn, the owner of Mike’s Limousine, which had given Jericho the ride to Longhorn. Vaughn was planning to file an insurance claim for the missing belt and gave Price a $200 reward for finding it.
“I think what happened is they just set it on the trunk of the limo and it just fell off,” he said. “The only other possibility is that it was part of a pro-wrestling plot setup. They need all the publicity they can get.”
The belt is now back in the possession of Chris Jericho. You can view his statement on reclaiming the title by clicking here.