With the Joe Gibbs Racing driver being in Nashville, Tennessee for Champion’s week and the WWE hosting its flagship program in Music City, it only made sense for the NASCAR and professional wrestling worlds to collide. And they definitely collided when the NASCAR champion won the WWE 24/7 championship by pinning wrestler and reigning champ R-Truth, with some three-count assistance from special guest referee Michael Waltrip.
WATCH: Kyle Busch Wins (and Later Loses) WWE Title on Monday Night Raw
Busch’s moment of glory was short-lived, and while he was celebrating his big win in his dressing room with Waltrip, a former NASCAR driver and two-time Daytona 500 winner, R-Truth (whose real name is Ron Killings) snuck up behind Rowdy and pinned him to regain the 24/7 belt.
Even though WWE is scripted (as you hopefully know), Kyle’s wife, Samantha Busch, showed a little of what the behind-the-scenes experience was like via a couple of tweets, and two things were very much real. First off, four-year-old Brexton Busch seemed to be having the time of his life (with both stealing the title back for dad and practicing some high-flying moves of his own). Secondly, even the “fake” sports entertainment world of professional wrestling doesn’t come without its injuries.
Yikes! That finger injury looks like it smarts. Let’s hope that ol’ war wound heals up in time for next year’s Cup Series season, or else Kyle’s back-to-back championship hopes will be looking pretty damn slim.