Michael van Gerwen desperate to win Darts Champions League – and claim WWE belt
The Champions League of Darts will see the winner crowned in an unusual way – with a wrestling belt instead of a trophy.
Paddy Power sponsored the tournament last year and saw fans give them stick for the trophy awarded to Gary Anderson.
The award was shaped like a dart flight and garnered some negative comments on social media.
So this time around, Paddy Power have decided to change the prize completely.
Daryl Gurney shaves head for charity midway through Champions League of Darts
In a new promotional video, employees of the bookmaker are considering how to jazz up the trophy to avoid more negative comments.
After much deliberation, WWE superstar Sheamus pipes up, demanding the belt design.
The shirtless athlete gets his way in the clip, as Paddy Power himself reluctantly agrees to the concept.
Retired darts legend Raymond van Barneveld has already shown he is keen on the new design, tweeting his thoughts about the belt.
"How great is this @paddypower trophy for this years Champions League ? #ppdarts," he wrote.
The Champions League of Darts is approaching its finale, with the winner being crowned champion this evening.
Gerwyn Price knocked out Daryl Gurney in Sunday's afternoon session, while Peter Wright secured his passage on Saturday.
The Scot will play Michael Smith in the semis.
Price has Michael van Gerwen in the other side of the draw.
Defending champion Anderson was knocked out yesterday having lost both of his group matches.
* Michael van Gerwen got his way, after beating Peter 'Snakebite' Wright 11-10 to win the Champions League and claim the belt.
- Michael van Gerwen
- Champions League
- Gerwyn Price
- Peter Wright
- Raymond van Barneveld
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