At a Fox-hosted event, R-Truth captured the 24/7 Championship from Elias to become the 13-time titleholder.
Yesterday, WWE was involved with the Fox Sports' Founders Day event and WWE 24/7 Champion Elias was making an appearance and offering a special performance for those in attendance. Things didn’t exactly go as planned for The Drifter.
During his concert, Drake Maverick approached Elias for an opportunity to win the title. As is often the case with Maverick, the attempt was unsuccessful. But, as Elias dealt with the commissioner of 205 Live, R-Truth was able to seize an oppressor and roll-up Elias for the one-two-three. With the win, Truth is now amongst the most winningest of champions having won the title an astonishing 13 times.
The segment ended as Maverick shifted his focus to the new champion only to wind up in a dunk tank. You can see the entire segment in a video posted by WWE today:
What This Means
The 24/7 Championship continues to change hands both on WWE programming and outside episodes of Raw and SmackDown Live. At the rate, the title is changing, Truth stands to become the most decorated titleholder in WWE history by the end of the calendar year.
Elias didn’t hold the title for long as he’d only recently won it 12 days ago in a backstage segment on RAW.
One has to wonder what the long-term play is for R-Truth and the title. Is WWE intentionally making him the winningest champion in history on purpose? Will they even bring up how many titles he’s won in context to Superstars like John Cena and Ric Flair? He only needs three more wins to tie both in the record books. Not everyone will love Truth being in the same category as either of those two legends, but the current 24/7 titleholder has certainly made the most out of the introduction of that championship.