For the first time in more than 20 years, the Kansas City Royals are atop Major League Baseball as World Series champions.
They’ll receive their championship rings sometime near the beginning of the 2016 MLB season, but they’ll be getting their championship belt relatively soon.
They’re not just World Series champions, but World Heavyweight Champions, depending on who you ask. Triple H, executive vice president at WWE, had a special gift — visible above — created for the Royals, who defeated the National League’s New York Mets in five games to claim the 2015 crown.
Triple H wrote posted on his Twitter account early Monday:
“Congrats to the 2015 @MLB World Series Champions the Kansas City @Royals! #HeadedYourWay#DontGetChampagneOnTheTitle”
The Royals claimed the crown Sunday, scoring five runs in the 12th inning to break a 2-2 tie.
This isn’t the first time a world champion has been seen sporting a WWE World Heavyweight title. Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers was gifted a replica belt after his Green Bay Packers were victorious over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium in 2011.
Otherwise known as the “Discount Double Check” dance, Rodgers implemented the belt-around-the-waist motion after any spectacular play he’d showcase on the field.
There’s no word on who’ll be wearing the WWE belt this time around, but it’d be hard to argue against Salvador Perez, after the Venezuelan catcher was named the 2015 World Series Most Valuable Player Sunday. Perez went 8 for 22 with two RBIs in the championship series, hitting four home runs with nine RBIs in the 2015 postseason altogether.