WWE News: Jinder Mahal loses 24/7 Championship during flight to Saudi Arabia
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However, less than two hours later, he has already lost the title after falling asleep during his flight to Saudi Arabia for WWE Super ShowDown.
In case you didn't know…
The 24/7 Championship has featured heavily on WWE programming since it was introduced by Mick Foley on the May 20 episode of Raw.
Titus O’Neil and Robert Roode briefly held the title on its debut night on television, but R-Truth is the one Superstar who has really become synonymous with the modern-day version of the Hardcore Championship.
The veteran won the 24/7 Championship from Roode on May 20 and he has since lost it to – and quickly regained it from – Elias (x2) and Jinder Mahal.
Although the title has only been around for a little over two weeks, Truth is the only person who has been able to keep hold of it for longer than one day.
Truth and Mahal’s title victories on a golf course on June 2 also proved to be a huge hit on YouTube, with the video amassing over five million views in just three days.
The heart of the matter
Jinder Mahal thought he was heading to Friday’s Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia as the 24/7 champion after he rolled up R-Truth on the airport tarmac, but he then fell asleep when he got on the plane and he ultimately paid the price.
Truth slowly made his way through the plane before placing his hands on Mahal’s shoulders. A nearby referee then counted the 1-2-3 and Truth became a five-time holder of WWE’s most chaotic title.
WWE Superstars have a long flight to Saudi Arabia, so do not be surprised if we report on yet another 24/7 title change in the next few hours.
The title is not currently scheduled to be defended at WWE Super ShowDown, but it is almost certain to feature at some point during the show, especially when you consider that over 70 Superstars are due to appear at the event.
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