Triple H sends custom WWE World Heavyweight Championship to the Kansas City Royals
WWE COO Triple H sent a custom WWE World Heavyweight Championship to the 2015 World Series Champions Kansas City Royals, complete with the Royals logo on the side plates of WWE’s ultimate prize, after the team clinched the crown in November. With the Royals ready to defend its World Series title in 2016, star first baseman Eric Hosmer brought the custom gold with him to spring training in Arizona, to remind everyone who reigns over Major League Baseball.
The Royals clinched the series with a Game 5, 12th-inning win on the road against the New York Mets — after tying the game in the top of the ninth inning. WWE’s Chief Operating Officer tweeted his congratulations to the team and promised that their specialized title was on its way to them.
With the game still tied after two extra innings of play, the Royals channeled their collective inner King of Kings by unleashing an onslaught in the 12th, scoring five runs to seal their first MLB championship since 1985.
Triple H nearly sent a custom title to Hosmer, Alex Gordon and the KC sluggers in 2014, but the Royals lost by one run to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of 2014’s World Series while stranding the tying run on third base to end the game. The team came out more resilient than ever in the 2015 postseason, though, with eight come-from-behind victories that would have made Daniel Bryan proud.