AEW star Wardlow has gear, TNT title belt stolen
All-Elite Wrestling (AEW) athlete Wardlaw was scheduled to appear on national television Wednesday night in jeans and defend a title he didn’t actually have.
Wardlaw’s rental car was broken into on Tuesday night in San Francisco. The alleged thief took almost everything inside the car, including a wallet, laptop, sports equipment and “many other miscellaneous personal items,” San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Cristina Cistaro told Sportzshala.
Wardlaw posted a video on Twitter stating that his TNT championship belt was one of the items stolen from the car. In the video, Wardlaw showed a car with broken windows everywhere and an interior that appeared to have been looted.
“My TNT title, my gear, my boots, my whole life has been in these bags,” Wardlaw said.
Tomorrow there may be new equipment. Also, there will be a lot of disappointments to say the least….Damn pic.twitter.com/07un3lfhd9
— Wardlow (@RealWardlow) March 8, 2023
Wardlaw reported the burglary to police around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Cistaro. No arrests have been made and the investigation is still open.
On Sunday night, Wardlaw (whose name is Michael) won the TNT title for the second time by defeating Samoa Joe at the Chase Center in San Francisco. He then had to defend the belt against Powerhouse Hobbs in the main event of the AEW television show “Dynamite” on Wednesday night, which he did without his usual ring gear or actual physical belt in tow.
Wardlow wore a black jersey given to him by the FTR team with the team’s logo and black jeans. The Hobbs match was changed on Wednesday to a street brawl starting in a parking lot, likely due to Wardlaw not having wrestling gear. Wardlaw lost a “fall count anywhere” style match and the title to Hobbs.
AEW did not comment on the situation.