The All Blacks captured their 16th Rugby Championship/Tri-Nations with a win over Argentina, but back-to-back World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett added another illustrious award to his list of achievements.

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Barrett took home the WWE Smackdown World Heavyweight Belt after finishing Nicolas Sanchez off with this brilliant clothesline, becoming the first ever duel-code athlete to win WWE’s most coveted prize and the World Rugby Player of the Year award.

Barrett’s title defence in this Saturday’s WWE Raw Super Showdown is in doubt, with a clash of schedules apparent. The All Blacks play South Africa in Pretoria putting Barrett’s belt defence under a cloud.

It looks like Triple H and the Undertaker will get off lightly.

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