5 WWE Records That, Like Michael Phelps' Olympic Record, Will Never Be Broken
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps is now the undisputed champion of the Olympics, having won his record 19th medal, spanning three Olympic Games (15 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze). He also holds 39 world records.
Both are feats that likely will never be broken.
This got me thinking about the current landscape of WWE and which records currently exist that will likely never be broken. Let's take a look at some.
Undertaker: 20-0 at WrestleMania
There is no doubt that this record will stand the test of time.
Whether or not Undertaker adds to it, or finally loses, remains to be seen—I do feel that we will see 21-0, possibly 23-0 or 22-1—but we will never see 20-0 from another WWE superstar again, simply due to the rarity of having such a long and successful career in WWE, and having already seen one Superstar achieve the feat, it wouldn't be conceivable for someone else would be able to.
10-0 at the most.
WWE Main Event: 15.2, 33 Million Viewers
In 1987, Hulk Hogan slammed Andre the Giant in front of 93,000 fans in Pontiac, Michigan (a record I do believe will be broken one day).
One year later, their world title rematch on NBC secured the largest pro wrestling audience in American TV history—33 million viewers tuned in to see the most famous instance of "twin magic" in WWE involving referees Earl and Dave Hebner, leading to Hulk Hogan losing the WWE title to Andre the Giant.
The Rock Pins Big Bossman in 3 Seconds at Survivor Series 1998
This record will not be broken because, technically, it shouldn't be able to be—if a referee takes three seconds to count on the mat during a match, then this record is as low as it can go.
The shortest match in history should remain three seconds, where The Rock pinned Big Bossman with a small package at the 1998 Survivor Series.
Later, it would be revealed that they were working in cahoots as The Rock turned heel and became the "corporate champion."
Santino Marella Lasts 1 Second in the 2009 Royal Rumble
Much like The Rock's match record, Santino's record would be impossible to break—he stepped through the ropes, and Kane eliminated him immediately.
Sorry, Warlord and Bushwhacker Luke, but your short tenures in past Royal Rumbles were shattered by this guy!
Bruno Sammartino: 2,803 Days as WWE Champion
Of all the records that could conceivably be broken, this one will never, ever be touched.
Bruno Sammartino, the most popular pro wrestler of his generation, held the WWE title for the first time from May 17, 1963 until January 18, 1971—just over a seven-year title reign.
Currently, CM Punk is approaching 300 days, just under a year, and we consider that a monumental feat in today's WWE.
It would even be fair to say that Bruno's second reign, which lasted 1,237 days, may not be touched in this generation, either. In total, the "Living Legend" held the gold for approximately 11 years.