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The W - Pro Wrestling - Original Wrestling Title Belt Found In Attic
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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...

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    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​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.

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Speaking of whom, I was browsing the magazine rack yesterdy and noticed that Brock himself was on the cover of Smackdown magazine. Damn, talk about bad timing.
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