There is always a danger of lost or stolen luggage when travelling. WWE superstars are on the road for the bulk of the year. It is understandable that there will be travel snafus along the way.
Matt Jackson of The Young Bucks recently had a $6,000 pair of Nike Dior sneakers stolen while on the road. A huge part of the risk wrestlers take when they trust their luggage with airports is that there are often expensive pieces of gear inside. Sometimes that gear is more valuable than others.
Rhea Ripley experienced such a theft back in October. In her stolen bag was one of the WWE Women’s Tag Team titles. In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that the fan who stole the belt actually tried to sell it online.
“The person who evidently stole Ripley’s bag when she was on tour in Albuquerque, NM, in October, which included her women’s tag title belt (there are multiple copies and they use different belts for the house shows than at television) evidently tried to sell it on social media, both the bag and the title belt. When it was clear people figured out it was Ripley’s stolen property, he stopped responding to messages”
Unsavory fan behavior has been a hot topic in the pro wrestling sphere. Seth Rollins was attacked by a fan after believing he was in a business relationship with the wrestler. Nyla Rose was the victim of a transphobic sign at this week’s AEW Dynamite. There is more going on than the usual fan-wrestler interactions.
Rhea Ripley’s stolen gear bag is another example of how fans can often get out of control. It isn’t known whether the person who stole the bag knew what they had. It was extremely stupid of that fan to try and sell such a recognizable piece of WWE material. If authorities can track this fan down, it is likely that he will be made an example of by the law.
What do you think of the fan who stole Rhea Ripley’s gear trying to sell it on eBay? Share your opinion in the comments!