The future of the 24/7 Championship is in doubt after new champion Nikki Cross threw it in the bin!
On October 24th, Nikki Cross made waves when she returned to the WWE, no longer sporting her almost superhero gear and leaving her identity as Nikki ASH in the past. She interfered during the main even Raw Women’s Title match between Bayley and Bianca Belair, costing Bianca the match before laying wasted to Bayley as well.
At WWE Crown Jewel, Cross interfered on behalf of Damage CTRL members Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, allowing them to regain their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships from Asuka and Alexa Bliss.
Now, on the November 7th episode of WWE Raw, Nikki received a pep talk from the members of Damage CTRL before going head to head with 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke. Bayley sat on commentary during the bout. In the end, Nikki Cross defeated Brooke to begin her 11th reign as 24/7 Champion.
However, Cross didn’t seem entirely bothered by her championship win and didn’t celebrate as one would expect. Instead, as she and the members of Damage CTRL walked down the backstage hallway after the bout, Cross nonchalantly threw the title in a trash can before continuing on her way, seemingly unfazed.
— WWE (@WWE) November 8, 2022
It remains to be seen whether the belt will resurface in any form, but as it’s been featured less and less on WWE programming in recent months, it seems the WWE’s time with a 24/7 Championship could be at its end.
Nikki Cross isn’t the only person to bin a title on WWE television this year. Back in July, after Cora Jade turned on her friend Roxanne Perez, she threw her newly-won NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship in the garbage. The titles were vacated, and Alundra Blayze made a special backstage appearance to address the situation, herself having famously binned the WWE Women’s Championship in 1995.