The latest episode of SmackDown featured the first night of the 2024 WWE Draft, with several superstars switching brands and new storylines emerging. However, the action didn’t stop when the cameras turned off.

CM Punk made an appearance after SmackDown, but the action didn’t stop there. The night also included several matches, one of which crowned the first-ever WWE Speed Champion. Ricochet earned the title by defeating Johnny Gargano in the final. Gargano had previously beaten Bronson Reed in the semi-final, which took place before SmackDown began.

This special match, set to air on X/Twitter in few weeks, is part of the latest edition of WWE Speed. It will showcase Ricochet’s semi-final win over JD McDonagh, along with Gargano’s victory over Reed. Fans will likely see the final match broadcast about a week later, with Ricochet emerging as the inaugural Speed Champion.

The introduction of this new championship has stirred excitement, and a picture of the belt has already been circulating online since Ricochet’s win. The Speed Championship is expected to feature fast-paced matches, with Ricochet potentially defending the title in quick three-minute bouts. These could take place after each episode of RAW, as Ricochet was drafted to the red brand during SmackDown.


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