How many wrestling promotions had 24/7 championships?
A local organization called Monster Pro Wrestling in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada had a 24/7 championship for a brief period last summer. The belt was originally created as a tribute title for a manager named “The Ripper” who was shot to death many years ago. So every November, MPW would have a Fans Bring The Weapons Battle Royale and the winner would receive the “Ripper” belt as a trophy as opposed to a title to be defended.
Last year, the commissioner decided the Ripper belt could now be defended like a legitimate title. So similar to the R-Truth skits today, MPW wrestlers provided video footage of all the title changes on their Facebook page. One guy won the title after winning a poker game. A woman won the title once and a guy got the title back by kidnapping her dog in exchange for the belt when she refused to defend it. I think someone posed as a pizza delivery guy to win it once. And a black dude beat up the champ in a parking lot and stole his car keys and drove away with his vehicle after the ref counted the pin on the cement.
Eventually the commissioner had enough and abolished the 24/7 rule and turned the belt into a hardcore title that could only be defended at the shows only. Monster Pro Wrestling has never produced any talent that has grown into mainstream success. Phil LaFon, who had a brief stint in 1996-97 WWF with tag partner Doug Furnas, drops by to be a guest referee every now and then.