Since the arrival of the 24/7 Championship two years ago, a lot of fans have questioned both the legitimacy and importance of the championship. The title was brought into existence as a result of the USA Network advising WWE to bring some unpredictability into the programming. One person has found insane success with the gold that being R-Truth, as it has really given him the opportunity to succeed and show how gifted he is as a performer.
However, at one point I thought that this championship could be the window to gain unproven talent some air time. In early 2020, I thought that was exactly what we’d be seeing with the sudden arrival of Riddick Moss on the main roster. If I remember, Mojo had been feuding with Truth over the gold and found himself a partner that being Riddick Moss who ends up stealing the gold for himself right from under Mojo.
Following his title win, we saw a more developed side of Riddick Moss. Moss would appear on television in a suite, and he suddenly became this arrogant, full of himself star, who was smarter than previous champions. Riddick would become the fourth-longest reigning champion in the history of this misunderstood championship. Unfortunately, due to injury and a big mistake (Raw Underground) Riddick Moss would be gone from television by late 2020. Think about it though what happens if you remake the 24/7 championship picture and try to give Riddick Moss a springboard.
Every character is not immediately put in the right role, and sometimes it takes time for talent to get comfortable being on-screen. Moss was just getting comfortable and finding his footing when the rug was pulled out from under him to give R-Truth another title reign. I would imagine the reason for the switch is people didn’t care about Moss, and they thought having Truth with the gold would be more entertaining.
In hindsight, maybe they should’ve let the title disappear when Gronk was champion instead of bringing it back. To answer this question, what good has the title done since it has arrived other than shown us what most of us knew already, that R-Truth was comedic gold. Imagine if the title was used to elevate new, fresh talent instead of just being treated as a joke.
Now let’s look back and rethink or remake the ideals that most of us dislike about the WWE 24/7 Championship. Starting in February 2020 with Riddick Moss as champion and our direction completely up for grabs:
Sharing my thoughts, opinion, and historical facts on everything WWE both past and present