It takes a kid
Mr. Linkletter would have a group of four or five kids, from about 6 to 9 years old, sitting in chairs on a riser so that they would be eye level with him. He would ask them questions about a variety of subjects, and they'd come up with cute answers, which almost always got a big laugh out of the audience. So what does this have to do with cigars?
The other day, I was out on the deck removing the band from a cigar. It was a big band with lots of gold on it. I think it was a Punch Magnum. My six-year-old likes to collect the bands, which he keeps in a little Ziploc bag. He and his big brother, my nine-year-old, were both on the deck at the time I removed the band in question.
"Here's another one for your collection," I said as I handed the little guy the band. At that point the nine-year-old said, "It looks just like a wrestling belt!"
All those years and hundreds of cigar bands later, not to mention being a one-time WWE fan myself, I never once looked at the bands in that regard. I guess it takes a kid to come up with something like that.