Aaron Rodgers: WWE Heavyweight Championship Belt Makes Its Way to Super Bowl

John KindelanAnalyst IIIFebruary 7, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06:  Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy as Clay Matthews #52 looks on after winning Super Bowl XLV 31-25 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As most of the free world knows, last night was the biggest night of sports in America as the Green Bay Packers took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

Green Bay ended up being victorious and quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the game's MVP. At the exception of the coveted Lombardi Trophy, Rodgers once again mimed a belt being across his waist, this of course an action often seen in the world of pro wrestling and the WWE.

As the festivities continued, he was handed the trophy to hold high and show to the fans, and then seconds after, he had the WWE world heavyweight belt on his shoulder. Clearly a WWE fan, Rodgers held on to both championships proudly. 

Will we see a Super Bowl MVP show up at WrestleMania? Maybe a special guest timekeeper for the match between the current belt holder Edge and Alberto Del Rio.

The heavyweight match at WrestleMania is just 55 days away. With the biggest WWE event of the year right around the corner and other celebrities and sports figures who have participated at the event, that's not out of the question.

A featured story on Yahoo, under their sports channel has, of course, the top story being the Super Bowl, the headline as they show Rodgers holding the trophy and belt over his shoulder: "People's champ."

Well, now that sounds familiar. The phrase "The People's Champ" was made famous by Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock. Due to probably an abundance of Internet searches to find out "what that belt is," Yahoo has added a link on the story labeled, "What's the Belt?"

The link connects to a brief article called, "Aaron Rodgers gets a real, actual championship belt." They then go on to say how the belt also showed up at an NBA Finals game in 2004. But possibly the best line of the article is:

"Obviously, the belt's got a long history in professional wrestling, too. It's most closely associated with 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair, who sported it as the champion of the NWA, WCW, and in the WWF. The belt is actually called 'The Big Gold Belt' and was designed in 1985 by a silversmith named Charles Crumrine."

Could they possibly have gotten someone to write the article who knew what the belt was, who currently is wearing it, and even maybe possibly refer to the WWE rather than just saying it was in the WWF. I'm not sure I've ever heard it called the "Big Gold Belt" and, to make matters worse, the link of his BGB takes readers to Wikipedia rather than the WWE belt history page.

Often on Monday Night Raw or SmackDown, entire lineups of NFL teams can be seen sitting front row watching the show. Many of the players in the NFL are clearly fans and find the shows enjoyable, it's a shame some of the writers of the sport can't branch out and enjoy it along with us.