The W
Views: 117215062
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.10.16 1417
The W - Pro Wrestling - Original Wrestling Title Belt Found In Attic
This thread has 22 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.27
Pages: 1
(1811 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (3 total)
Boudin blanc

Since: 7.2.02

Since last post: 361 days
Last activity: 361 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.76

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 (

    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.
Promote this thread!

Since: 14.5.04
From: right behind you

Since last post: 861 days
Last activity: 99 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
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.

(edited by CHAPLOW on 17.8.12 2101)

Please take a minute to follow my graphic design/animation team :]
on Facebook
on Twitter @teamrenegadehq

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 37 sec.
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
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.

(edited by StaggerLee on 18.8.12 1859)

YOUR 2012 NCCA Tournament Bracket Challenge Winner
Thread rated: 5.27
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Smackdown #678 8/17/12
Next thread: Would you wrestle for a Scooby Snack?
Previous thread: Impact Wrestling #423 8-16-12
(1811 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Not too much really...maybe Harley Race's World League Wrestling but they rarely run near St. Louis. GCW and LWA are clearly the best in the area and put on some strong shows.
- PowerPB13, Indy Wrestling (2007)
The W - Pro Wrestling - Original Wrestling Title Belt Found In AtticRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

©2001-2016 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.445 seconds.