The WWE 24/7 Championship has remained the most entertaining bit of WWE programming for months now, and the belt has changed hands consistently between the lower-card of the WWE roster.
WWE recently participated in the FOX Founders Day event, where SmackDown superstar and the 24/7 Champion Elias performed for those in attendance. However, Elias’ performance was interrupted by former 24/7 Champion and 205 Live General Manager, Drake Maverick, who requested Elias for a shot at the title.
While Elias focused on Maverick, R-Truth appeared out of nowhere and delivered a Schoolboy pin to win the title for an unprecedented 13th time! Truth was chased by his nemesis Maverick, but he managed to escape from the scene.
Elias had defeated R-Truth on RAW last week to win the title, which was his fourth reign with the championship. Elias and Drake Maverick are currently tied for the second spot with four reigns each, behind Truth, who has seemingly made the title his own with a crazy 13 reigns.
R-Truth will now carry the belt to RAW, which already has a packed schedule on the road to Clash of Champions. The King of the Ring tournament will continue on RAW, with Drew McIntyre taking on Ricochet, while The Miz battles Baron Corbin. McIntyre is a heavy favorite to win the KOTR this year, and it remains to be seen if he manages to get past former United States Champion Ricochet.
Also announced for RAW is a singles match between SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, and one-half of WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Nikki Cross. Bayley is slated to face Charlotte Flair at WWE Clash of Champions, which is the only match announced for the PPV so far.
“SmackDown” Champion Bayley, appearing on a RAW episode is contrary to the rumors of WWE slowly phasing out the Wild Card Rule. Dave Meltzer mentioned on WON that once SmackDown moves to FOX, the Wild Card Rule will be gone for good.
This could be one of the last times we see the SmackDown Women’s Champion make an appearance on the red brand.