WWE: Rey Mysterio and the 7 Most Shocking World Championship Reigns

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WWE: Rey Mysterio and the 7 Most Shocking World Championship Reigns
Sheamus celebrates after winning the World Heavyweight Championship last April at Wrestlemania. Unlike some Superstars, The Great White's title victory was not shocking.

In one way, the WWE is a lot like the National Football League. Sometimes the winner catches a break and wins the title because they get hot at the right time. It worked for the New York Giants last year and the Green Bay Packers the year before that.

And it works for WWE Superstars, too.

Since 2002, when Triple H was awarded the first WWE World Heavyweight title, there have been 48 title changes. More often than not, the belt has been recycled among the same group of superstars over that time, but a few others were able to break through and grab the gold.

For some of those "others," the fact that they won the belt was not a shock, but it was how their title reigns turned out that was, in fact, shocking.

Let’s look at seven of these so-called “most shocking World Championship reigns."

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