WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has revealed his dislike for WWE’s 24/7 Championship, calling the title “hideous”.
The WWE 24/7 Championship was unveiled by Mick Foley on May 20th, 2019 and, as its name suggests, is contested under 24/7 rules meaning that anyone with a referee in tow can challenge for the title at any time. This has led to many interesting and often comical situations over the last couple of years, including R-Truth pinning a sleeping Jinder Mahal on a plane en route to Jeddah to rap megastar Bad Bunny taking the opportunity to pin an unconscious Akira Tozawa to capture the gold.
The title is a modern take on the old WWF Hardcore Championship, which was the first to be defended under the 24/7 rule originally introduced by Crash Holly.
On the most recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross spoke about how the 24/7 stipulation led to the Hardcore Championship becoming a “watered-down” title and was even less complimentary about its successor.
“It was just another watered-down championship (Hardcore title), and now it’s even worse. The 24/7 title, right? That’s hideous. It’s not even realistic. It has had so many champions, you can’t name them all.”
So far, the 51 superstars have held the WWE 24/7 Championship over 154 reigns. The current champion is Dana Brooke, who defeated Cedric Alexander to win the title on the November 22nd edition of Raw.
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