WALTER’s stolen NXT UK Championship belt has been found by a fan and returned to WWE.
Speaking during NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool II weekend, the Ring General told Gary Cassidy about about his passport and United Kingdom Championship being stolen in an interview for Sportskeeda.
WALTER confirmed that both items were stolen, and said he got nothing back – detailing how it happened.
“I got nothing back. The window got smashed of the car when we were eating lunch, and then they just took took all the luggage. Yeah, I had to fly home with nothing. I had to go to the Austrian Embassy in New York to get an emergency passport and go home.”
I asked @WalterAUT about the situation that saw him have his passport and WWE United Kingdom Championship stolen.
— Gary Cassidy (@WrestlingGary) January 11, 2020
Posting on TikTok a fan posting under the name vndschicago, has claimed to have brought the stolen belt and returned it to WWE.
Across a series video clips the user explains how they brought the championship belt, and then contacted WALTER to return the item. The user then claims to have received a replica belt in exchange for their act of kindness, which had been signed by the man himself.
During WALTER’s time in NXT UK he has gone on to become the longest reigning champion in WWE. The Ring General was last seen in action during night one of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, where he defeated Tommaso Ciampa in a brutal contest.
Following the event, speaking on a media call, Triple H and Shawn Michaels commented on the possibility of WALTER moving to the US. The following night, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful asked both men about the story of the stolen championship.
Triple H joked:
“Walter is chopping people at this moment in time all across the UK trying to find who stole that title. Yeah, so there’s a lot of red bloody chests in Europe right now. When he finds out who did it… Hoo!”
The pair confirmed the story, but said they were unsure if the finder was sent the original belt, the new one, or a custom – but confirmed WALTER asked them to sign it before it was sent. Shawn Michaels joked how even he never lost a title, but says Ric Flair must have lost one every week.