Some of the major wrestling dirt sheets are reporting that TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy‘s new championship belt cost the company $18,000. The purchase according to the sheets is rubbing wrestlers the wrong way.
The very dirt sheets that are reporting that TNA purchased this belt are the same ones that a week or so ago reported TNA was broke, would not have any major signings, was going to lay off staff, and needed Dixie Carter’s mother to sign off on expenditures. How much difference a week makes. Now they have $18,000 to spend on belts.
I’ve consulted several belt marks and they all assure me there is no way that this belt would even approach that cost and is most likely in the $1800-$3500 range depending on the plating. Looks like the sheets decided to add an extra zero.