One (sports) entertaining thing: new WWE belt made of sustainable materials

Generally, we don’t associate sports entertainment wrestling with sustainability but it seems as if the league’s younger stars are making a pledge to the planet. This week WWE star Daniel Bryan revealed a new sustainable championship belt which is made from 100% sustainable organic hemp and carved from a naturally-fallen oak. He also described it as the new “symbol of excellence”, and the four-time world champion says he wants to change the world with a new symbol. Who knows, maybe next WWE can debut a new wrestler whose backstory is that of a climate champion!

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