#AndNEW: NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch Becomes WWE 24/7 Champion

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Kyle Busch
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The saga continues. Two weeks after R-Truth regained, lost and then regained the WWE 24/7 Championship during a wild day at company headquarters, the title has once again changed hands. This time, it took place center stage on an episode of Monday Night Raw, when NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch surprised R-Truth to win the championship.

One might say it was a title change 10 years in the making. In 2009, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano co-hosted Raw, where among other things, they made their entrance in a race car and enjoyed a segment with then unified tag team champions, JeriShow (Chris Jericho and Big Show). Jericho was not a fan of the performance, later referring to it as the “drizzling sh**s.” Perhaps all this time, Busch was plotting his revenge. On Monday in Nashville, he finally had his opportunity to prove how over he could be.

Sitting front row alongside FOX Sports NASCAR analyst and former two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, Kyle Busch watched as R-Truth ran through the arena with several members of the locker room in hot pursuit. Busch and Waltrip helped Truth hide, directing the wrestlers to the crowd with a gesture noting, “Truth went that way.” As the wrestlers dissipated, an excited Truth thanked Busch and went to hug Waltrip. But Waltrip revealed his true colors, those being black and white pinstripes. As R-Truth tried to figure out what was happening, Kyle Busch took him to the ground as Waltrip counted the three.

Once again, WWE had a new 24/7 Champion. Kyle Busch, who shares the “Rowdy” nickname with Ronda Rousey due to his driving style, is a professional NASCAR driver, now in his 16th year on the circuit. In 2004, Busch won the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year, as well as the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2005. Busch, who races the No. 18 car for Joe Gibbs Racing, is a former two-time ESPYS Best Driver winner and two-time NASCAR Cup Series winner, the most recent title of which came this year. In 2009, Busch won the NASCAR XFinity Series as well.

Busch holds the record for most race wins in a single season across the top three NASCAR series with 24, most all-time wins in NASCAR’s national touring series with 208 and the most XFinity wins both in a single season with 13 and all-time with 96. As of this year, Busch is the only NASCAR driver to have won at least 50 races in all three of NASCAR’s major series: Cup, XFinity and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series. Busch is one of only five drivers to have won a championship in both the Sprint Cup and XFinity series.

And as his Wikipedia bio now properly states, a WWE 24/7 Champion, the 65th to be exact. Busch’s reign, as expected, did not last long as during Busch’s official photoshoot with the belt, R-Truth managed to pin the champ and regain the 24/7 Championship for the 24th time.

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