The first WarGames matches in WWE history – excluding the NXT revival – will take place at Survivor Series on November 26, and more information about the company’s potential plans for the match concept moving forward is emerging. Based on the report, WWE is looking for some great visual shots of big spots that happen during the men’s and women’s bouts to help with future WarGames promotion; the match will now be a regular fixture for the WWE main roster.
WWE dislikes having to use footage from previous NXT WarGames bouts, especially since much of it features wrestlers who no longer compete for the company. Nevertheless, until they can get a fresh batch of clips from these forthcoming WarGames matches, WWE will have to make do with what they have. The late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes created WarGames, which debuted in July 1987 at the third annual Great American Bash.
WarGames became a key fixture on the World Championship Wrestling calendar after Jim Crockett Promotions was sold to Turner Broadcasting in 1988, with matches taking place yearly at the Fall Brawl pay-per-view from 1993 to 1998. On September 4, 2000, WCW Monday Nitro aired the final WarGames match. Despite the fact that WWE bought WCW in 2001, the WarGames match concept was not used by the company until November 2017, when then-NXT president Paul Levesque reintroduced the double steel cage at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
The company’s 24/7 Championship, which was introduced in 2019 by WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, has brought a slew of intentional and unintentional comedy to WWE programming. The title was held by celebrities, professional athletes, WWE broadcast staff, Old Spice pitchmen, and numerous underutilised WWE Superstars, and it became something of a hidden gem among the company’s championship gold.
The WWE website no longer lists the 24/7 Championship as one of the company’s active championships. The title was last seen on Monday, when Nikki Cross won it from Dana Brooke with assist of Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY). Later, in a backstage section, Cross tried to drop the title in a trash can, only to strike the can’s rim & send the title to the floor, in which the champion had left it.