The Theater of Pain in Maldraxxus is a brutal place, where only the strongest survive.
With the houses so fiercely in competition with one another, it is considered a great point of pride to house a champion with a winning record.
As such, the house lords often outfit their contenders with powerful arms, armor, and trinkets. Often these are storied items that have been passed down through many battles.
I would very much like to see such an item.