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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - The Detroit Pistons are your World (Heavyweight) Champions.
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#1 Posted on 2.11.04 2056.26
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(Wasn't sure whether to put this in the Basketball forum or here. I guess administration will make that decision eventually. :))

I'm not sure if anyone noticed or not watching the Pistons/Rockets game but during the Championship ceremony. The Pistons just so happened to have replicas of the Raw World Title with their names on the plates.

I am currently hoping for decent screencaps to arrive b/c this is just priceless.

Sorry, Clinton Portis. You got upstaged. :)

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#2 Posted on 2.11.04 2139.47
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Sportsline.com has a picture of Ben Wallace with the belt around his waist on the front page.

http://www.sportsline.com
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#3 Posted on 3.11.04 0717.02
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(image removed)

I'd still like to find a photo of the whole team standing together, though ... Apparently, Rasheed Wallace was the one who went out and purchased all the belts for them; that must'a cost him a pretty penny

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#4 Posted on 3.11.04 0720.20
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Its an interesting concept, but who would really go out in public wearing one of those?

Also, did they put the NBA symbol instead of the WWE?
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#5 Posted on 3.11.04 0846.45
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Aha, here's a real good shot of the whole team ...

EDIT: Hmm, ESPN provides an interesting comment on their front page :

Sporting huge, gold-plated black belts provided by Rasheed Wallace, the Pistons opened defense of their title in much the same manner they won it: defense.

Was it really so hard to call them "championship belts"? I mean, to go into detail like that - "Sporting belts which consisted of a black strap and a large semi-circular gold-plated decoration on the front side"; yeesh.



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#6 Posted on 3.11.04 1441.02
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    Originally posted by Alessandro
    I'd still like to find a photo of the whole team standing together, though ... Apparently, Rasheed Wallace was the one who went out and purchased all the belts for them; that must'a cost him a pretty penny




Lets see...as listed at wrestlingsuperstore.com AKA Figures Inc. Toy Co.

RAW World Title Belt: 225.00 Regular Version
RAW World Title Belt: 369.00 Deluxe Leather Version

So, yeah a real pretty penny if he paid for the Deluxe ones.
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#7 Posted on 3.11.04 1954.55
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    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Was it really so hard to call them "championship belts"? I mean, to go into detail like that - "Sporting belts which consisted of a black strap and a large semi-circular gold-plated decoration on the front side"; yeesh.


I could see why a legitimate sports writer would have a problem calling a replica wrestling title "a championship belt".

Especially considering how that now represents the RAW brand.
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#8 Posted on 4.11.04 0139.19
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I saw a close up of the belt on Sports Center as they were on a pile on the bench and I didn't see the WWE Logo on them.

I wonder if he went to Reggie Parks for the belts.
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#9 Posted on 4.11.04 0920.52
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The funny thing is, Rasheed had all of his nicknames for them put on the nameplates. For example, Chauncey was Smooth, Ben was Clockwork, etc.

I was more impressed by the rings. Those things were frickin' HUGE. And a local firefighter won a ring of his own by entering a drawing (and, thus, cheating me out of my rightful property :)).
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#10 Posted on 4.11.04 1025.48
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Broncos-era Clinton Portis, eat your heart out.

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#11 Posted on 4.11.04 1150.34
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Wow, I never noticed how different the RAW title & the old WCW title really are.
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#12 Posted on 5.11.04 0149.46
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DAMN I wish I had caught the beginning of that game. Nice to see that picture of the team posted above. Stupid election coverage made me forget to watch the Pistons opening ceremonies. Sigh. If anyone has it and could vidcap it I'd be grateful, although I know that's a long shot.
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#13 Posted on 5.11.04 0526.02
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Notice that when the mainstream press mention the belt, they still refer to it as the WWF belt. Ha!Ha! McMahon is so out of the loop. May his empire continue to crumble.
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#14 Posted on 5.11.04 1917.27
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    Originally posted by Dr. Ed Powers
    Notice that when the mainstream press mention the belt, they still refer to it as the WWF belt. Ha!Ha! McMahon is so out of the loop. May his empire continue to crumble.


Now watch the WWF refer to this in their lawsuit against WWE as an example of WWE "not doing enough" to make people aware of the name change.
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#15 Posted on 8.11.04 1413.48
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    Originally posted by Sean Deveney of SportingNews.Com
    The new rings weren't the only gaudy accessories the Pistons received last week. There also were boxing-style championship belts, which were to symbolize the mentality the Pistons would need entering this season. They would have to defend their title as a fighter would defend his crown. "This is a mano-a-mano game," Ham says. "We're in a heavyweight league, so we have to play like a heavyweight team."

    The belts were provided by power forward Rasheed Wallace, who actually was inspired by WWE wrestling, not boxing.


He even mentions wrestling, but tries to pass them off as "boxing-style" belts ... Oy.

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