Looks like there’s a new WWE Championship in town, and it is to be defended 24/7! During a WWE’s Money in the Bank, a show that had it’s up’s and down’s, a surprise announcement was made. WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley was going to appear on RAW to introduce a brand new championship. Rumors started circling the internet. Could it be a new Hardcore Championship? Maybe it would be a Television Champions that could be defended on both RAW and Smackdown Live.
Well, it ended up being a combination of the two. Foley revealed the new 24/7 Championship. While I think most people would agree that this belt looks less than up to the standards we’re used to seeing in WWE championships, the actual content this belt will present us might outweigh the bad.
The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Title)
The explanation that Foley gave the crowd made enough sense. One detail that didn’t make sense is that the 24/7 Championship would only be featured in the third hour or RAW. Which would, right off the bat, defeat the purpose of calling it the 24/7 Championship. Although… the write up from WWE tonight didn’t include that information. Along with this confusion, comes questions about the already confusing Wild Card Rule. Now along with four other WWE Superstars, a fifth superstar can travel to all brands to defend this title. While the brand split is still somewhat intact, it feels like it’s foundation is cracking.
This championship, as Foley explained, can be defended on any WWE show. RAW, Smackdown LIVE, 205 Live, NXT, NXT:UK, and even WWE Live Events. The article on WWE’s website goes on to say title defenses could even take place on social media. Which is fantastic. Because we could be seeing content like this on a daily basis:
Also the idea that this will, hopefully, put some of the creative power in the hands of the WWE Superstars themselves is great. It would appear that this championship is open to all superstars. So that means both the male and female members of the WWE roster can try to wrestle (pun intended) this championship away from whomever is holding it at that moment in time.
The ugly is pretty obvious. I mean, just look at it. It resembles a gold record, with possibly some of the green strap they had left over from that Greatest Royal Rumble Championship. Yikes.
A Dramatic Dream for the 24/7 Championship
If WWE wants to get even crazier with this already chaotic championship, they would take a page out of DDT’s book. DDT, which stands for Dramatic Dream Team, is a promotion that has been running in Japan since 1997. They’re known for their over-the-top presentation. With matches that range from hardcore to comedy matches. On the comedy side of things, there is version of WWE’s Hardcore Championship: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship. A belt that follows the same rules as the new WWE 24/7 Championship does, but with a unique twist.
Anyone, along with anything can become champion. The strangest champions have been a taxi driver, a ladder, a minature dachshund dog, and a Pro Wrestling Wave poster. Yes, a poster. This championship made waves in the United States when Joey Ryan won it in 2016, and brought it stateside. It currently has 1,961 champions in it’s historic history. Here, take a look.
Do I think WWE would go as far to have the 24/7 Champion be a mop for about half a minute? No, but it’s fun to have dreams. Overall, I believe this belt will make WWE a little more fun. Much more wackier than it has been in the past couple of years. It’s been less than twenty-four hours and already different three champions (Titus O’Neil, Robert Roode, and R-Truth) have been crowned.
What do you think of the new 24/7 Championship? Let us know in the comments.