The 24/7 Championship skits have become one of the most creative segments on WWE TV, and one Superstar has revealed just how involved he has become with their content.
The championship boasts the likes of The Gobbledy Gooker, The Million Dollar Man and Kane as former champions, but more recently it’s the work former champion Reggie put into the storytelling that has given the title a new lease of life.
Reggie, who made his name in Cirque du Soleil, has brought that acrobatic style to the 24/7 segments and made them a real highlight of Monday Night Raw. And the 28-year-old has revealed to WWE Kids Magazine that he was part of the process of putting together the skits.
“I was intensively involved in it. They have given me the freedom to have fun and push my limits. Someone can’t just say ‘do this’, they ask me ‘Can you do this?’ or ‘What can you do?’ and I was very involved in that.
Finding ways to make it more fun and creative. It’s been really fun. R-Truth made those skits so legendary, but when I walked in I gave it something different and a breath of fresh air.”
We’ve seen Reggie jump over buildings and ice cream trucks during his two 24/7 Championship runs, and so far nothing has phased him or those on the creative team. His only assignment was to keep things as safe as possible.
“Nothing has been turned down because they have a lot of faith in me. They know I don’t push things too far where it’s dangerous. There have been times when they’ve asked, ‘Are you sure you want to do that? and I just did it, everyone smiled and it all worked out.
They always say safety first, so we know we can say let’s go crazy, but be safe at the same time.”
This Saturday, WWE is hosting Royal Rumble in Reggie’s hometown of St. Louis, and while he’s yet to be added to the rumble match, the ex-sommelier has fond memories of watching the event. Unsurprisingly, picking out Kofi Kingston’s acrobatic breakaways has some of its highlights.
“A lot of my special memories are of Kofi Kingston and him who very cleverly escaped the eliminations, with his feet not touching the ground. Things like that.
There’s also the Rumble where you had Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H and The Hurricane and he tries to choke them both, that’s so good. I like funny stuff and I like the high flying acrobatic stuff; those things always grab my attention.”
Read more from Reggie in a future issue of WWE Kids Magazine.
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