Let's Play the Passing Game.

Tyler WilliamsAnalyst IIIFebruary 24, 2009

Okay after seeing what went down at the No Way Out PPV and seeing the results of the Elimination Chamber matches. I begin to think are the two biggest titles in the WWE a game of tag?



The last longest title reign that lasted over three or four months was JBL's WWE title reign while on Smackdown. After JBL's 10-month reign as champion things have become much different. Now the most you see a superstar holding the title could be a one to five months.

To me this is hurting the prestige of the title because its being passed around like its nothing. I believe long title reigns, great feuds, the champion him self adds great prestige to the title.

But if this keeps up when it comes down to a big main event match for the title it might not seem as important. Just to show you how the WWE passing game has went I will post the month and the date of the champions reign from JBL to current champion Triple H.


JBLEddie GuerreroNorfolk, Va.06-27-04 
John CenaJBLLos Angeles04-03-05 
EdgeJohn CenaAlbany, N.Y.01-08-06 
John CenaEdgeMiami01-29-06 
Rob Van DamJohn CenaNew York06-11-06 
EdgeRVD & John CenaPhiladelphia07-03-06 
John CenaEdgeToronto09-17-06 
Randy Ortonn/aChicago10-07-07 
Triple HRandy OrtonChicago10-07-07 
Randy OrtonTriple HChicago10-07-07 
Triple HRandy OrtonBaltimore04-27-08 
EdgeTriple HBoston11-23-08 
Jeff HardyEdgeBuffalo, N.Y.12-14-08 
EdgeJeff HardyDetroit01-25-09 
Triple Hn/aSeattle02-15-09 



Now when it come's to the WHW TITLE this is the biggest tag game of the two titles. Since the birth of the title when Eric Bishoff handed the title to Triple H after Brock Lesnar kept the WWE title specifically on Smackdown the title has been bounced around a lot.

The longest title reign has been six months which was held by Chris Beniot (R.I.P) the rest of the title reigns are even lucky to get to four months. Triple H couldn't even hold the title over two months as he lost the belt to Shawn Michaels.

All the title reigns now seem to be only two to three months, and I am posting the whole title history for the title.

Triple Hn/aMilwaukee09-02-02 
Shawn MichaelsTriple HNew York, N.Y.11-17-02 
Triple HShawn MichaelsFort Lauderdale, Fla.12-15-02 
GoldbergTriple HHershey, Pa.09-21-03 
Triple HGoldbergOrlando, Fla.12-14-03 
Chris BenoitTriple HNew York, N.Y.03-14-04 
Randy OrtonChris BenoitToronto08-15-04 
Triple HRandy OrtonPortland, Ore.09-12-04 
Triple Hn/aPuerto Rico01-09-05 
BatistaTriple HLos Angeles04-03-05 
Kurt Anglen/aPhiladelphia01-10-06 
Rey MysterioRandy OrtonChicago04-02-06 
King BookerRey MysterioIndianapolis07-23-06 
BatistaKing BookerPhiladelphia11-26-06 
The Great Khalin/aLaredo, Texas07-17-07 
BatistaThe Great KhaliMemphis, Tenn.09-16-07 
UndertakerEdgeOrlando, Fla.03-30-08 
EdgeUndertakerSan Diego, Calif.06-01-08 
CM PunkEdgeOklahoma City, Okla.06-30-08 
Chris Jerichon/aCleveland09-07-08 
BatistaChris JerichoPhoenix10-26-08 
Chris JerichoBatistaTampa, Fla.11-03-08 
John CenaChris JerichoBoston11-23-08 

And with Wrestlemania coming up unless WWE has a big trick up their sleeve it seems that one of the titles will once again be passed along (Randy Orton).