TAMPA — On June 14, 2015, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, wrestlers Titus O’Neil and Darren Young, known as the Prime Time Players, defeated Big E and Xavier Woods for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
Later that night, O’Neil, whose real name is Thaddeus Bullard, handed his underwear-like wrestling trunks to a stagehand.
“I forgot to get them back,” said the Lutz resident. (Bullard Academy at Sligh Middle Magnet School is named for him.)
Eight years later, in April, The History Channel’s hit show “Pawn Stars” called him. The trunks had been found and will appear on an episode of the reality show that follows the happenings of a pawn shop in Las Vegas.
The episode will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Somehow, they ended up in the hands of Pinellas County Commissioner Chris Latvala.
Bullard does not know how that happened, nor could he say more before the episode airs.
In an Instagram clip shared on Bullard’s page, Latvala and his fiancee Bianca Sabrkhani present the trunks to Corey Harrison and Rick Harrison. They provide the history behind the trunks, but the clip doesn’t disclose how they obtained the wrestling gear.
Latvala confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times via text that it is him in the video. He didn’t say more.
The trunks are emblazoned with the name “Titus” and $20 bills. The Prime Time Players were known for the catchphrase, “Millions of dollars.”