MLB, WWE partnering to make baseball-inspired championship belts
Major League Baseball and World Wrestling Entertainment have entered a multi-year partnership to create team- and event-inspired replica titles and accessories featuring all 30 club logos, the WWE announced Thursday.
Replica belts will be made to correspond with major baseball events, including the World Series, All-Star Game, and Home Run Derby, and will be available for purchase starting in 2022.
In addition, the two sides will collaborate to create custom side plates for the belts as well as Lucha Libre masks.
This is the first time the commemorative items will be available to fans, and the deal also marks WWE's first licensing partnership with one of the top U.S. professional sports leagues.
These duplicate titles have been making the rounds in the hands of pro athletes for several seasons.
Former Houston Astros outfielder - and massive professional wrestling fan - Josh Reddick acquired one when the team won the 2017 World Series. More recently, both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals had replicas made to celebrate their championship victories.