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This is kind an awesome story. So back in 1963, when Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Rogers for the WWWF title, he was given a brand new belt - and the belt that Rogers had disappeared. Well, someone found it...

Original Wrestling Title Belt Found In Attic (thepostgame.com)


    For some reason Sammartino never got the original belt from Rogers. Instead, a new one was made, and Sammartino wore that one for the eight years he spent atop the WWWF. So what happened to the first title belt? It had been a mystery, until this week.

    Annie Barend, the widow of former WWWF wrestler Johnny Barend, was cleaning her attic in Avon, N.Y., recently when she found a belt wrapped in a bath towel. After some research, Barend discovered that she had stumbled upon Rogers' original belt.
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Pretty awesome

I read more about it in the article they linked here
http://slam.canoe.ca/​Slam/​Wrestling/​2012/​08/​11/​20093046.html

Totally explains why Barend even had the belt, and also how come the belt hilariously says WORLD'S CHAMPION on it even though it's a silhouette of the U.S.




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I LOVE old belts, and I've never seen these. Pretty awesome find indeed. I pretty much haven't liked a title belt since Hogan won the big green belt and they gave him the new one.

Some great ones here if you love the artwork of belts like I do.
http://www.davemillicanbelts.com/index2.htm


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