1.2. Don't Call Them Belts

In this episode: Stefan and Drew search for stylish accessories to help keep their pants from falling down.

The championship is the central MacGuffin of the wrestling world - the prized object for which the men and women of the squared circle ostensibly give their blood, sweat, and tears. But what role do these championships actually serve within the larger construct of sports entertainment, and why do we as fans ascribe meaning to accolades awarded as part of a rigged contest? These questions and more are answered in a discussion tracing wrestling championships back to their origins and then working forward to the present day, where a title win often remains the pinnacle of a wrestler's career.