After Real Madrid won their third consecutive UEFA Champions League title in May, the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) awarded them with their very own custom-made Championship Belt to commemorate their achievement.
Former wrestling star and current WWE COO Triple H tweeted a picture of the belt which has the WWE logo on the front and Real Madrid’s logo on the side.
This is not the first time a football team has received a championship belt from the WWE. Triple H had even sent Manchester City their own commemorative belt when they were crowned Premier League champions.
The La Liga side beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, to win an unprecedented third consecutive title with goals from Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.
Although clubs have won the European Cup three years in a row before, nobody had accomplished the feat in the modern Champions League era which began in 1992.
Real Madrid themselves had won it five times between 1956 and 1960 while Ajax lifted the trophy thrice between 1971 and 1973 and Bayern Munich repeated that feat between 1974 and 1976.
Real Madrid had made history when Zinedine Zidane led them to back-to-back titles in 2017. The three-peat in 2018 only made the coach and the squad bigger heroes.
Zidane left his post as Real Madrid coach after winning the third title – having never finished a season without the trophy and signing off as the undisputed three-time European champion.