Triple H gives Pittsburgh Penguins a custom WWE championship belt
The Penguins may have received more boos than Roman Reigns on Monday Night Raw, but that’s the price you pay for winning away from home. It’s been 56 years since a Pittsburgh team has won a championship at home, and the Penguins just added another notch to the tally by winning Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on the road in San Jose Sunday night.
But the 35 pound Stanley Cup wasn’t the only prize the Pens hoisted on Sunday, thanks to WWE superstar Triple H.
After the Penguins won the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in franchise history, the resident bad dude of the WWE wasted no time in congratulating the team, creating a custom belt to celebrate.
Check it out:
— Triple H (@TripleH) June 13, 2016
The belt is molded after the current WWE World Heavyweight Championship title and outfitted with a custom Penguins touch. Two side plates are engraved with their team name and "2016 Stanley Cup Champions" framing their famous hockey playing penguin logo.
A championship belt only seems fitting after all of the Heartbreak Kid references that were made in regard to Pittsburgh’s ‘HBK’ line. The third line faction consisted of Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino, and Phil Kessel, and were keys to a lot of the Penguins postseason production. They also grabbed the attention of Shawn Michaels himself, who hopped on the Penguins playoff bandwagon and was welcomed with opened arms.
This isn’t the first time Triple H has made us all wish we were professional athletes. He’s given a few other sports teams a belt to celebrate their accomplishments.
Like the Kansas City Royals, when they won the MLB World Series in 2015:
— Triple H (@TripleH) November 2, 2015
And the Denver Broncos when they won the 2016 Super Bowl:
— Triple H (@TripleH) February 8, 2016
Don’t expect to add one of these to your personal collection any time soon. While a few hundred bucks can get a replica belt from the WWE online store, it looks like you’ll have to join a professional sports franchise AND win a major championship, to get your hands on the custom bling.
Looks like the Penguins’ new hardware has arrived safely.
Who says the Cup is the only new hardware? pic.twitter.com/tDYmxweLgw
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 15, 2016