It looks like AEW could be turning the AEW World Title belt theft into a storyline.
It was revealed earlier that the belt was allegedly stolen from Chris Jericho while he ate dinner at a restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida on Sunday, just hours after winning the title by defeating Adam Page in the All Out main event. You can find full details on the theft from the police report at this link.
AEW released a promo tonight on their official Twitter and YouTube channels, of Jericho talking about the theft. You can see the full video above.
Jericho said, "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 beautiful mansion, I'm just imagining what I would do to that son of a b---h if he was here right now. 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."
There was some concern among fans online that AEW wouldn't have a title for when they premiere on TNT on Wednesday, October 2, due to a reported turnaround time of 6-8 weeks on new championship belts, but F4Wonline.com's Bryan Alvarez reported on Twitter that AEW does have a second belt on-hand.
Stay tuned for updates on the situation.