The 24/7 Championship was introduced a couple of years ago. The rules for the title resembled that of the Hardcore Championship from the attitude era. Whoever held the title had to defend it 24/7. The Championship was first held by Titus O’Neil who held the belt for less than a day before dropping it to Robert Roode.
The 24/7 Championship gave way to some memorable moments over the years. R-Truth holds the record for most title wins with 54. However, rumors started doing the rounds when Nikki Cross dumped the title in the trash after defeating Dana Brooke.
According to Fightful Select, while the 24/7 Title was absent from WWE television, the title was almost never mentioned in a creative sense, but allowed for some fun moments at live event shows. It was also noted that the future of the title seems to be up in the air.
The 24/7 Title hadn’t been featured for quite some time before WWE effectively retired it. Since Triple H’s regime took control of WWE, the WWE 24/7 wasn’t just put on the back burner, it was taken off the stove altogether. The title hadn’t changed hands on television at all for the first three months of the new regime, but it had still been used. The title had still been used on numerous house shows despite not being on television at all. There have been several title changes, with one spot leading to a referee winning the title before it is eventually won back by Dana Brooke.
A WWE source said that the title “was almost never mentioned in a creative sense, but allowed for some fun moments for live event shows. The future of the title seemed to be up in the air, and it wasn’t something that we heard Triple H ever talked about.
Dana Brooke had been competing on WWE Main Event fairly regularly and wearing the championship to the ring, while being announced as the champion. However, she wasn’t booked in title defenses on the show and there weren’t been the traditional 24/7 chase elements before losing the title to Nikki Cross.
While the 24/7 title contributed towards some fun moments on WWE television, many fans probably won’t miss the title if it’s retired. We will have to wait and see if Triple H decides to bring back the title.
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