If Abyss has been kidnapped by the WWE, making this quest start to trend would be the best way to find him. Cole would be happy to acknowledge on camera that they have him caged up somewhere, so long as that gives them control of the trending phrase. Searching for him this way is definitely worth a try.
You do know it wasn't the NWA Title belt being fuzzed out, but rather, a WWF Title belt? That's why it was fuzzed. Flair had to relinquish the Big Gold Belt, and so he was wearing a WWF one to continue the angle.