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Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer awarded championship belts from the WWE

Mike Oz
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Major League Baseball was just trying to make something cool for social media when it mocked up WWE-style championship belts for Cy Young winners Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw.

The MLB Twitter account shared the belts above on Thursday. They weren't planning on making actual belts, just hoping for some viral exposure through retweets and the like. But then WWE caught wind of it and decided, hey, why not? Let's send these guys some championship belts.

Cue WWE head honcho Vince McMahon:

I'm told this indeed happened, and it's a pretty rare thing for WWE to hand out belts like this. Other MLB players have had WWE championship belts — David Ortiz had one at the Red Sox victory parade, Adam Jones brought one to the Home Run Derby, Josh Reddick has one because he's Josh Reddick. But who knows whether those came from with the head-nod of Vince McMahon, if they were loaners, or what.

On Friday, @MLB also posted mock-up title belts for MVP winners Miguel Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen. There hasn't been a response yet from WWE.

If there were actual title belts for the MVP winners, that would give us one way to solve the Cabrera vs. Trout debate — make 'em wrestle for it. It would be sort of like Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker.

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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