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Dave Millican has been making championship belts out of his garage for WWE and other wrestling companies for most of his life.
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Zentora (22 days ago)
0:48 24/7 title?
Elias Enriquez (30 days ago)
1:35 just picture the IC title all gold with black strap, would look really nice
Josh Wickersheim (3 months ago)
Put this guy in the Hall of Fame.
MR ELVIS (3 months ago)
WOW
Uzi Blanco (3 months ago)
I think they may have switched makers now, seeing how occ helped make the black WWE belt DB just threw away
Abomb Alexander 1 (4 months ago)
I want to learn how to make belts from him
ganja gun (4 months ago)
Pretty interesting What are the materials?
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
those are zinc plate Etch in acid then plated silver and gold straps are made from leather.
King Jezza (4 months ago)
Does he actually design the belts and create the metal plates or just get all the pieces premade and it all together.....
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
two choice Dave creates the design with his friend Rico or WWE or any company bring their own design to him. Dave as a etcher that does the metal work for him then Dave assemble everything painted and send it to the customer
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Zinc plate Etch in acid then plated silver and gold on leather strap
Key Killer 74 (4 months ago)
I bet the new Daniel Bryan hates this guy lol,
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
The new belt was not made by Dave it was made by Wildcats wrestling belt.
Tikkel Bikkel (4 months ago)
Pretty inspiring how all those cool looking title belts are homemade by a pretty average guy
d e a t h d r e a m (4 months ago)
Bless you dude
rileybaker8 fortnite (4 months ago)
He gets pad 5,677 a halt
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
it depends on the Belt me I paid 3,600$
Vlan Doom (4 months ago)
That's money. And a lot of resources being used from all that money. 🤔I'm tempted....
todd lecher (4 months ago)
whats average cost??
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
around 2.500$ up to 15.000$ I paid 3.600$ for my big gold belt
SAVEGE BEAST (4 months ago)
So this is the guy. For so long i had no idea where the belts came from. This dude is a legend
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Yes Dave is one of the famous belt maker down there but the original belt maker was Reggie parks. now WWE used Wildcat wrestling belt and leather Rebel wrestling belt.
Monkey Boy (4 months ago)
Winged Eagle is the only belt that matters in pro wrestling
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
I agree one of the most prestigious belt created by Reggie parks. I have one but I think the most glamorous wrestling belt of all time is the big gold belt created by crumrine belt buckle down in Nevada. the belt cost 13.000$ in 86 a lot of money in 86
Adam Serrano (4 months ago)
Who knew that it’s was a extraordinarily talented man making these magnificent belts that us the viewers have been seeing on tv for years men sacrifice there body’s for these belts so keep the belts coming sir 🙏🙏🙏
L #46 (4 months ago)
Attitude era heavyweight title was the best belt . The belts these days are terrible. Intercontinental was a fave also and the tag team belts attitude era
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
This belt was not created by Dave The Attitude Era belt was created by jmar wrestling belt Joey Marshall
John Sheppard (4 months ago)
Next time you meet or interview him, ask him why he's taking thousands of dollars off people for belts and STILL not making and delivering them 7 years later. Millican is turning into J-Mar, a fraud.
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Are you waiting for your belt? In March it will be 5 years that I am waiting for my big gold
James Patterson (4 months ago)
Awesome! I miss the old WWF championship belt.
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
no it was Reggie parks
oscargoya (4 months ago)
The NWA Gold Dome Belt and The WWWF Superstar Billy Graham belts were my favourites growing up.
Colonel Kenpachi (4 months ago)
So he's not responsible for the universal title right?
Colonel Kenpachi (4 months ago)
@Vincent Lapointe good
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
No
Nate Rios (4 months ago)
WWE
c0pyimitati0n (4 months ago)
It would be cool if they had a magnetic closure
The Retarded Kitty (4 months ago)
I wanna meet this guy
Leafar Zerep (4 months ago)
How much? I want one🤔
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
around 2,000 and more if you wanted official licensed product
Sanadia Marion (4 months ago)
MEMPHIS,TN
TheEVN7 (4 months ago)
Wow
judas brute (4 months ago)
did he make Daniel Bryan's eco friendly belt?
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
No it was Wildcats wrestling belt
J.N.J. 704 (4 months ago)
Keep titles away from Randy
A Blissful Existence (4 months ago)
Look at this championship! https://kidsearnmoney.co/share/Gateway
¿WHY? ? (4 months ago)
My favorite belt is the new NXT Championships
ams khan (4 months ago)
The guy behind the title should be him.
the SUBMARINES (4 months ago)
This dud3 made many belts for virgin fan boys
LongIslandP8ntball (4 months ago)
I heard scsa smoking skull belt wasn't sanctioned by the WWF at the time he had it made on his own. I don't think this guy made it though
John Sheppard (4 months ago)
Joe Marshall (or J-Mar) was the belt maker for WWF at the time, he made it.
Alex Meza (4 months ago)
The Big Gold Belt is my favorite title.
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Made by crumrine belt buckle down in Nevada cost in 1986 13.000$
Hurvind Seewoodin (4 months ago)
nowadays the belts are made out of carton boxes
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Naturally those are zinc plate etching acid silver and gold plated
Big Daddy Toyota Corola (4 months ago)
It's a title
Pete peter (4 months ago)
Thief
Chandru Alpha (4 months ago)
Bret Hart and Macho Man made this title more beautiful.
Hank the Ninja (4 months ago)
This guy deserves all of those titles he had made
João Silva (4 months ago)
Haha 4 million people
Christopher Smith (4 months ago)
I don’t get it, what does this have to do with trump? This is cnn, right?
Usman Ali (4 months ago)
Wow well done to him
Nhlakanipho Bryan (4 months ago)
so he's the guy who made the stupid spinner champion and the universal champion u are not going to heaven
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
No
Nhlakanipho Bryan (4 months ago)
and who the fuck are u?
Nhlakanipho Bryan (4 months ago)
dont you have something better to do
phandom eye (4 months ago)
Nhlakanipho Bryan o this video was made 4 years ago the universal title was made 2 years ago and also who said he made the spinner belt
John Labi nasir (4 months ago)
The legeng wing eagle belt
McGannahan Skyjellyfetti (4 months ago)
Where's the part where Mr. Perfect takes a hammer and smashes the belt?
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
A private collector as this belt
The Cheeseburger_666 (4 months ago)
Keep Tetsuya Naito away from this guy
Just Jack (4 months ago)
The late 90s WWF title was 🔥
johnnycage435 (4 months ago)
Lol thought it'd be some glamorous jeweler
Patrick R (4 months ago)
They are just props for a television show
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
zinc plate etching acid silver and gold plated a $3,000 I think those are real props
DarkChocolate33 (4 months ago)
So this guy made the hemp belt? LMAO
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Nope Wildcats wrestling belt made that hemp championship
Robert Dickerson (4 months ago)
I'm from Memphis, good to see a fellow Tennessee guy have a big influence,u go man,u rock!
Lamar Shakur (4 months ago)
I hope he's the one that's gonna be making AEW title belts
SoCal Justice Warrior (4 months ago)
We can't know if this is true or not because CNN is known for lying
Dakota Bennett (4 months ago)
Toney, Al. Dude is right up the road from me
Elreypachuco (4 months ago)
Very fucking cool way to make a living. I would've thought it was a big company with atleast several employees working on a single product. Not one dude out of his garage lol
Roseann Estrada (4 months ago)
Are they real gold?
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
24 Karat plated gold
Eleven Teen (4 months ago)
I don’t think so
Prod Justus (4 months ago)
Roseann Estrada yes
Israel out of Palestine (4 months ago)
CNN communist news network
Jesse N (4 months ago)
My Respects to this man
Shay Wilkerson (4 months ago)
Bruno Sammertinos Green belt looked so awesome.
scary terry (4 months ago)
I love the white intercontinental championship and the yellow one for ultimate warrior when he was champ
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
@scary terry a replica are a real one from Dave?
scary terry (4 months ago)
@Vincent Lapointe my fave... I'm ordering a white one this week
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
That was created by Reggie parks
Tyree Howard (4 months ago)
I wish I can have a wwe belt for my birthday this year
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
I'm in my 5 years of wait time to get my belt I know some people has been 7 years so go by a replica
skater tube (4 months ago)
I would like him to look at my belt do you have a link to his site?
Rillio daHood (4 months ago)
I'm assume he didn't make the new UFC belt. Because he is an artist but the new ufc belt looks like a machine part.
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
He made all the old UFC belt but for the new one I'm not sure
Roxanne Aguinaga (4 months ago)
I need a belt made !!!
The game of game (4 months ago)
Wrestling!
Lim Lim (4 months ago)
Small company supporting B2C Concept
ULTRA KWON (4 months ago)
My favorites are the winged eagle championship belt and the old intercontinental title, when intercontinental titles mattered.
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
The old Intercontinental and winged eagle creation of Reggie parks. oval IC creation of jmar wrestling belt
Joey G (4 months ago)
ULTRA KWON ok that’s what I thought you meant. Just checking.
ULTRA KWON (4 months ago)
When I said, "old IC title" and "winged eagle title" in the same sentence, I thought it was clear I meant the version that was contested between HBK and Razor Ramon in a ladder match. The IC title from the Attitude Era was a travesty and spelled the end, forever stripping it of any prestige from the Macho Man days.
Joey G (4 months ago)
please don't tell me you're talking about the IC belt from 98 - 2011. That belt was worthless and was held by people like Chyna and Val Venis.
Rishi Mehta (4 months ago)
Loving this king of the hill music
Jev Collins (4 months ago)
Why did u make that eco friendly w we title then
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
it's not him it's Wildcat wrestling belt
Sumit Sen (4 months ago)
I Guess Who Told Him To Make The Spinner Version Of Wwe Championship
Dennis Thompson (4 months ago)
I'm curious to know if he made the new hempen eco-friendly belt for Daniel Bryant, because that is honestly a piece of art.
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
Wildcat wrestling belt made that hemp Championship belt not Dave
Hurvind Seewoodin (4 months ago)
huh this is ugly
Better than Justin Y (4 months ago)
This dude > OCC
Vincent Lapointe (4 months ago)
OCC just made the new logo belt that's it and now I think it's Wildcat wrestling belt
johnnyXx4321 (4 months ago)
you do know wwe just sent the design to occ right? occ can make the belts this dude makes. can this dude make motorcycles?
D L (5 months ago)
What a great video. Nice behind the scenes
Ozzy morrison (5 months ago)
AEW just hired this guy
EliasJr6007 (5 months ago)
Pause. HE MADE THE BIG GOLD BELT??!!! Well, I present to you, a god.
naitch 17 (5 months ago)
https://mobile.twitter.com/thebiggoldbelt
naitch 17 (5 months ago)
No the original maker of the big gold belt is mr. Charles crumrine from crumrine belt buckle down in Nevada. The belt was made in 1986 the cost was $13,000 sterling silver gold plated handmade. Dave Millican offer a cast of the second version made by crumrine 11 or 12 years ago owned by a private collector named Teddy. I am waiting to receive my cast copy. Dave have so much order I'm in the beginning of my 5 year in March wait time. I will give you a link to see the original big gold belt owned by mr. Conrad Thompson thank you very much.
Jason Alan The Cigardner (5 months ago)
FAKE NEWS!
naitch 17 (5 months ago)
No!! Mr David Millican really exist and this is his job
Darkness_Gaming (6 months ago)
That is my cousin lol
Marianne Sisler (6 months ago)
Uh an the WORLD TITLE is not your creation.that belt was MADE for RIC FLAIR.Are you telling me right now you designed and made that belt because I know the people who did
naitch 17 (5 months ago)
Dave never said that he made the original big gold belt. The big gold belt that you see is a cast copy of the original. The original was made by Mr Charles crumrine from crumrine belt buckle done in Nevada. The belt was made in 1986 cost $13,000 sterling silver gold plated handmade. https://mobile.twitter.com/thebiggoldbelt
Juan Santiago (7 months ago)
I wonder if Dave would let be his apprentice
Osman Omar (10 months ago)
I need a title please make me one
Joe Kress (11 months ago)
Make me a belt that's the wwe million dollar championship
Franco Barrera (1 year ago)
4,000,000? They haven't had numbers like that in years!
David Taylor (1 year ago)
I LOVE THE WWF & ( NOW ) THE WWE !!!!! 👍
Keda Wood Dye (1 year ago)
Dang! What a great story 👍🏻
Tristan McGregor von Hellmann (1 year ago)
It's not a belt ffs it's a championship title
naitch 17 (8 months ago)
Itsy wrestling belt who cares left hemisphere moron
Kristopher Caldwell (1 year ago)
Fuck NO they ain't real gold ya mark there as fake as wrestling
naitch 17 (8 months ago)
Yes those belts are 24 Karat plated gold
Dr. JazzMan1 (1 year ago)
I love the website but needs an upgrade and redecorating. I mean the dave Millican belts website.
naitch 17 (8 months ago)
Yes you are right but Dave is so busy I am waiting for my wrestling belt (big gold) almost 5 years so obviously he has no time to do something with his website and he doesn't need to.
Dirt McGirt (1 year ago)
what a fucking cool job to have
Bryan Lewis (1 year ago)
I'm surprised CNN didn't hire crisis actors for this video as well...
Fnord Fnordington (1 year ago)
nice segment. cnn is still fake news tho
Jab 661 (4 months ago)
Fnord Fnordington as is Fox News. 🤷‍♂️
HIGHBURY (1 year ago)
His Nightmare - Tetsuya Naito
the all seeing eye (1 year ago)
But why did the wcw heavy weight belt become the wwe heavy weight belt when the belt the wwf had was awesome
Paul Phoenix (1 year ago)
Is it really made of gold?
naitch 17 (8 months ago)
24-karat plated gold
Jay Síxx (1 year ago)
For The Idiot out there. Dave = Classic Titles (Wildcat Belts = Semi Decent Championship) O.C.C = Garbage Universal championship
dirtkills (1 year ago)
But did he make the smoking skull belt? The spinner one was gaaaayyy
naitch 17 (8 months ago)
Note the smoking skull was made by Joey Marshall AKA jaymar wrestling belt
JamEton The gnome (1 year ago)
*-Y I F F-*
Cho Gall (1 year ago)
4 million lul
Mark wadd (1 year ago)
They should tell us how much money he makes