How Kyle Busch Won the WWE RAW 24/7 Title After Winning the NASCAR Cup

Published 04/29/2020, 2:05 PM EDT


Two weeks after Kyle Busch won his second NASCAR Cup Series title, he managed to dethrone the WWE champ R-truth to win the 24/7 championship belt. NASCAR and WWE seem like a perfectly natural crossover. And Busch now is the only man to have a very unique “double title”.

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He along with former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip went to WWE’s Monday Night Raw show in Nashville, and Busch wound up with his own title belt for a concise second.

After reigning 24/7 champion R-Truth brought Busch and Waltrip out onto the floor, Waltrip unfastened his coat and was surprisingly wearing a ref t-shirt on underneath. As soon as Waltrip uncovering his outfit to R-Truth, Busch got the expert wrestler, tossed him to the ground, and pinned him to claim the belt.

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WWE’s 24/7 title can be challenged at any time, and anybody can defeat the defender to claim the title. So at one point Kyle Busch was WWE’s 24/7 champion.

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Busch only got to keep his title for a little while as R-truth took it back the same night. With the help of Waltrip again acting as a referee trapped Busch and won back his belt. However, before losing the belt he was making the most of win and celebrated with his title belt and the NASCAR trophy.

After WWE’s introduction of the 24/7 championship title in 2019 it has frequently changed hands across a variety of WWE platforms. Several non-wrestlers like NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, NFL star Rob Gronkowski and NBA player Enes Kanter have won the title.

Kyle Busch won his second Cup series title in 2019

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Busch won his first major cup in 2009 when he took home the Xfinity Series championship. And his first NASCAR Cup series title in 2015. In 2019, he won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship with Joe Gibbs Racing. He got the nickname of ‘Rowdy’ and ‘Wild Thing’ for his driving style. And ‘The Candy Man’ because of his long-term sponsorship with Mars Incorporated.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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