WWE kept this one pretty close to their chest. Last night on Raw, Mick Foley introduced us to the 24/7 Championship, a title which can and will be defended across all brands at any time. Fans of the Hardcore Championship will remember the chaos that came of the 24/7 rule, an aspect of WWE programming that has been requested to make a comeback for years on end. Considering the reach of the company’s streaming services and social media, now is the perfect time to have the occasional, random championship match take place and make sure everyone knows about it.
The roster didn’t wait to start taking advantage of the 24/7 rule, as the entire locker room brawled on the stage to be the first one to grab hold of the new belt, and become the inaugural champion. Titus O’Neil was given that honour, who raised the title high as the first ever 24/7 Champion. His reign didn’t last long, as Robert Roode nailed a sneaky roll-up on the stage to pin ‘The Big Deal’ and steal the 24/7 title. Although just as Roode was planning on making his leave, he was ambushed by R-Truth from inside the trunk of his car, who pinned the champion to become the third 24/7 champion.
Needless to say, the 24/7 title got off to a manic start. But that is the nature of the 24/7 rule, it’s fun and gives the undercard something to actually fight over. It’s easy to pick apart the championship for having little to no relevance or prestige, but you can’t tell me you wouldn’t want to see Hacksaw Jim Duggan creep into Erick Rowan’s hotel room with a referee in tow, and pin him in his sleep.
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