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Unpopular Opinion: Why the new WWE 24/7 Championship is destined to disappoint

Rachel Miller
ANALYST
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597   //    22 May 2019, 00:50 IST

The Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley
The Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and they do not necessarily represent the views of Sportskeeda

Already facing declining ratings as well as huge competition from former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes' upstart promotion, All Elite Wrestling, it seems as if Vince McMahon is doing everything he can to boost ratings for Monday Night RAW and SmackDown.

He has adopted the wild card rule which allows RAW Superstars to show up on SmackDown and vice versa and cunningly allowed Brock Lesnar to win the men's Money in the Bank ladder match this past Sunday. But it seems like Vince has yet another TV ratings ploy up his sleeve.

Enter the brand-new WWE 24/7 Championship belt. A belt in my opinion that is just as bad as the WWE Divas Championship belt (AKA the pink butterfly belt), the old WWE Championship spinner belt or even the Million Dollar Championship belt.

When WWE Legend Mick Foley unveiled the belt during this Monday's edition of RAW, I was so unhappy. In my opinion, it was a cheap ripoff of the highly prestigious WWF Hardcore Championship belt that solidified the Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

In addition, it was also won by Titus O'Neil, Bobby Roode, and now R-Truth, three WWE Superstars who deserve better.

In the end, the segment was underwhelming. It also featured the likes of Cedric Alexander, EC3, No Way Jose, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Mojo Rawley, Drake Maverick, and Eric Young who were just underutilized in my opinion.

But at least the WWF Hardcore Championship did manage to carry some prestige despite the 24/7 rule. One notable example of this was when The Undertaker defeated Rob Van Dam at the 2001 Vengeance pay-per-view which got rave reviews.

My advice is to ditch the WWE 24/7 Championship belt just like the WWE did to the WWE Divas Championship belt at WrestleMania 32, as the butterfly belt, as well as the Divas moniker, held the female talents back.

Instead, bring back the WWE Hardcore Championship belt, hopefully with a much better design than the current 24/7 belt.

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