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.
|JBL||Eddie Guerrero||Norfolk, Va.||06-27-04|
|John Cena||JBL||Los Angeles||04-03-05|
|Edge||John Cena||Albany, N.Y.||01-08-06|
|Rob Van Dam||John Cena||New York||06-11-06|
|Edge||RVD & John Cena||Philadelphia||07-03-06|
|Triple H||Randy Orton||Chicago||10-07-07|
|Randy Orton||Triple H||Chicago||10-07-07|
|Triple H||Randy Orton||Baltimore||04-27-08|
|Jeff Hardy||Edge||Buffalo, N.Y.||12-14-08|
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
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.
|Shawn Michaels||Triple H||New York, N.Y.||11-17-02|
|Triple H||Shawn Michaels||Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||12-15-02|
|Goldberg||Triple H||Hershey, Pa.||09-21-03|
|Triple H||Goldberg||Orlando, Fla.||12-14-03|
|Chris Benoit||Triple H||New York, N.Y.||03-14-04|
|Randy Orton||Chris Benoit||Toronto||08-15-04|
|Triple H||Randy Orton||Portland, Ore.||09-12-04|
|Triple H||n/a||Puerto Rico||01-09-05|
|Batista||Triple H||Los Angeles||04-03-05|
|Rey Mysterio||Randy Orton||Chicago||04-02-06|
|King Booker||Rey Mysterio||Indianapolis||07-23-06|
|The Great Khali||n/a||Laredo, Texas||07-17-07|
|Batista||The Great Khali||Memphis, Tenn.||09-16-07|
|Edge||Undertaker||San Diego, Calif.||06-01-08|
|CM Punk||Edge||Oklahoma City, Okla.||06-30-08|
|Chris Jericho||Batista||Tampa, Fla.||11-03-08|
|John Cena||Chris Jericho||Boston||11-23-08|
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).