Bad Bunny Wins 24/7 Championship On WWE Monday Night Raw
The Grammy-nominated rapper won his first championship with WWE when he pinned Akira Tozawa.
On the February 15 episode of WWE's Monday night program Raw, reggaetón performer Bad Bunny won the 24/7 Championship. And because Bad Bunny is set to perform on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, WWE fans could see the title on the NBC sketch comedy show or even a title change.
Bad Bunny has had a pretty good year so far. Coming off his Grammy nominations back in November, he performed during WWE's Royal Rumble PPV back in January. Bunny, real name Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, won his first WWE championship by pinning 24/7 Champion Akira Tozawa, with assistance from Damien Priest on the most recent episode of Raw.
Ocasio isn't the first celebrity to hold the title as recent Superbowl Champion Rob Gronkowski, the NBA's Enes Kanter of the Portland Trailblazers, NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch, and former NFL star Doug Flutie all have 24/7 Champion on their list of accomplishments as well.
Ocasio has been training at the WWE Performance Center and there have been rumors that the performer could get a WrestleMania 37 match. WWE President Nick Khan recently said to Forbes that fans would be seeing a lot more of Bad Bunny on WWE television in the near future. Which wouldn't be a bad thing for business as Bad Bunny is WWE's top merch seller so far in 2021.
Last month at the Royal Rumble, Ocasio performed his song Booker T with former World Champion Booker T standing intimidatingly as Bunny danced and rapped around him.
Bad Bunny taking the 24/7 Championship to SNL this week is another sign of the synchronicity of WWE and NBC Universal coming together since the WWE Network will fold into NBC's streaming service Peacock.
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