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Kyle Busch wins WWE championship…then loses it

Days before being feted as the 2019 Monster Energy Series champion, Kyle Busch won a title of another kind Monday night.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, in Nashville for Champion’s Week, took in the sights and sounds of WWE’s "Monday Night Raw" wrestling show and earned another title in the process.

Yes, Busch – with a helping hand (three times) from Michael Waltrip – won a WWE championship belt, the company’s "24/7" championship.

Busch and Waltrip had been shown earlier in the program as celebrity guests in the crowd, then later got involved in the action. Wrestler R-Truth, who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was the 24/7 champion, approached Busch and Waltrip and brought them onto the floor outside the ring.

Waltrip slowly unzipped his pullover to reveal a referee shirt, allowing Busch to sneak behind R-Truth and pin him for the title with Waltrip making the three-count.


THEN: And just like that, Busch’s championship reign came to an unceremonious end.

He lasted an hour before getting blindsided and pinned by [R-Truth] during a selfie attempt. The pin fall wasn’t even aired on WWE television, instead taking place on the company’s Instagram feed.