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Rapper Gunplay

I'm the New WWF

World Heavyweight Champ

6/14/2013 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

061313_gunplay_launch_v2The World Wrestling Federation doesn't even exist anymore, but rapper Gunplay is joining the ranks of Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, and more ... as the new WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP -- at least according to his new tattoo.

The heavily-tatted Gunplay was in NYC Wednesday when we asked if he'd gotten any new ink recently, and the guy lifted up his shirt -- revealing a tattoo of the most famous championship belt in wrestling history ... the winged eagle belt.

The belt was first worn by Hulk Hogan in 1988 -- and subsequently by legends like Macho Man, Ultimate Warrior, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Yokozuna, Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The belt vanished into obscurity in 1998, and no one really knows where it went.

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The WWF was forced to change its name in 2002, following a trademark lawsuit filed by the World Wildlife Fund. Wrestling history ... fascinating.

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23 COMMENTS

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AmazingGordo    

Maybe he's the new champion of the World Wildlife Fund. t would fit his lifestyle at least! lol!

310 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

sooooooooooooo beautiful.......

310 days ago
3.

Mike    

Should have named himself "gayplay".

310 days ago
4.

kitnplayn    

Tattoo inks can cause skin cancers and blood diseases.

310 days ago
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Mark Jabroni    

Permit me to be the supernerd wrestling fan here! :D

The belt debuted @ WrestleMania 4, where "Macho Man" Randy Savage won it in a tournament @ Trump Plaza. The final champion to hold this belt was StoneCold Steve Austin, who won it from "HeartBreak Kid" Shawn Michaels @ WrestleMania 14.

For shame Ryan! :P

310 days ago
6.

wtf    

how disappointing to see a white man waste so much money to look like a negroe prisoner.

310 days ago
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His Prince Michael    

Wow, the "Macho Man" - May The True and Living Yahweh, bless his soul- belt.
The new belt is a Magnificent piece of work, with the huge M...oops...I mean W.
Someone please tell VKM the Fascists have suppressed my 411 account- AGAIN.


If War is what you want, WAR YOU SHALL GET!


The Declaration of 2008 (May 24)
http://www.all4webs.com/q/f/love4yahwhe
The Final Declaration (May 21, 2009)
http://www.all4webs.com/x/w/love4yahweh
HRH Prince Michael of The House of David:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72265268@N08

310 days ago
8.

ts    

Now he just needs to tattoo that degree from Harvard and the Maury Povich test results saying he is not the father and his life will be complete.

310 days ago
9.

Lucy    

Be fun if he walked in his house in this get up---"Daddy's home".

310 days ago
10.

rey    

What a ****ty tattoo

310 days ago
11.

mike53051    

This guy seriously has talent? Reminds me of a major burn out.

310 days ago
12.

Xsjado    

More like the world chump..

310 days ago
13.

HellNaw    

The champion of armed robbery

310 days ago
14.

Kay    

World Wildlife Federation?WWF!

310 days ago
15.

.    

What are all these people with tattoos going to do when they're 70-80y/o & have saggy, wrinkled skin?

309 days ago

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