Replica title belt costs more than real thing

replica 300x182 Replica title belt costs more than real thing

Chad Brunswick shows off his new replica belt, which he bought for more than the cost of a real WWE championship belt.

A replica of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship available at a recent wrestling convention was priced at $375, which is slightly more than it costs World Wrestling Entertainment to buy the actual championship belts from the goldsmith who makes them.

Deemed a “must-have item for every true wrestling fan” by the carny huckster selling it at WrestleJamboree III Convention in New Jersey, the replica is made of synthetic leather and aluminum at a manufacturing cost of roughly nine dollars.

A real WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt, like the one currently held by CM Punk, is handcrafted by an artisan out of Corinthian leather and gold at a cost of roughly $290.

Twenty-two-year-old Chad Brunswick bought one of the replica belts after 14 weeks of saving every penny he earned washing dishes at a local Applebee’s.

“This will be a valuable collectors’ item someday, so it was a wise investment,” he said wrongly.

 

 

 


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