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What Just Happened: 24/7 Championship

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by David Joaqui,

Last Monday, Mick Foley introduced a new championship title that is reminiscent of an Attitude ERA favorite. Foley said that Monday nights needed to become “raw” again, and this new championship would do that. He then revealed the new 24/7 Championship. Like the name states, this title can be claimed at any time and anywhere; all that is needed is a referee to make the 3 count. Foley also announced that the title is open to everyone on all brands; Raw, Smackdown, 205 Live, NXT, and NXT UK.

As for me, I couldn’t be more excited about this title. One of my favorite things about the Attitude Era was the Hardcore Championship, which had the same 24/7 rule applied to it. The backstage segments and ruckus the title caused were T.V. gold. I remember the title changing hands everywhere from an airport to a Fun Time U.S.A. In addition, it doesn’t matter that this new 24/7 Championship isn’t “hardcore.” What made the Hardcore Championship so much fun was the unexpected places and winners we saw. This is a great way of giving this new era a kick of life with something from the past, as well as having someone like Becky Lynch being able to get one over one of the men.

However, there’s a slight issue with the new championship, its appearance. I can’t even begin to describe what’s wrong with it, I just know I don’t like it. The green strap does not compliment the gold plates well. The width of the strap seems too thin. It feels like a boxing title belt met a 7-year-old’s handmade cardboard costume and this is what came from their erroneous relationship. Either way, I’m excited about this new title and what it brings to the table. Here’s hoping we get a Chuck E. Cheese or Dave & Buster’s title segment.