25 Most Intriguing Records in WWE History
For over 60 years, the WWE has produced some of the most legendary superstars in professional wrestling.
Only a handful of wrestlers have cemented their names in the WWE record books.
The records in this slideshow come from:
- World Wide Wrestling Federation (1963-79)
- World Wrestling Federation (1979-02)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (2002-Present)
All three promotions have been owned by a member of the McMahon family.
These records are in no particular order and are valid as of November 28, 2012.
Longest WWE Singles Match
Bruno Sammartino vs. Waldo Von Erich (May 11, 1964) holds the record for longest singles match in WWE history.
After 81 minutes, the match ended in a draw due to curfew.
What a bummer, huh?
Record: 81 minutes
Longest WWE Tag-Team Match
Mr. Fuji & Professor Toru Tanaka vs. Chief Jay Strongbow & Sonny King is the longest tag-team match in WWE history.
The match ended in a time limit draw.
Record: 60 minutes
Longest WWE PPV Match
Royal Rumble 2011 holds the record for longest pay-per-view match in WWE history.
The 38th entrant, Alberto Del Rio, won the Rumble.
Record: 69 minutes and 52 seconds
Highest WWE Win Percentage (At Least 100 Matches)
The Ultimate Warrior holds the highest win percentage in WWE history.
His overall record is (W-D-L) 124-2-13.
Record: 88 percent
Highest WWE PPV Win Percentage (At Least 100 PPV Matches)
John Cena holds the record for highest PPV win percentage in WWE history.
As of today, his overall PPV record is (W-D-L) 66-3-41.
Record: 60 percent
Most WWE Matches
Kane holds the record for competing in the most matches in WWE history.
Warning, you'll be seeing a lot of pictures of Kane on this list!
Record: 898 WWE matches
Most WWE PPV Matches
The Undertaker holds the record for competing in the most PPV matches in WWE history.
Taker's most famous record is his undefeated streak at WrestleMania. His overall WrestleMania record is 20-0.
Record: 160 PPV matches
Most WWE Monday Night Raw Matches
Triple H holds the record for competing in the most matches on Monday Night Raw.
Record: 374 Monday Night Raw matches
Most WWE SmackDown Matches
Rey Mysterio holds the record for competing in the most matches on SmackDown.
Record: 298 SmackDown matches.
Most (WWE) ECW Matches
Tommy Dreamer holds the record for competing in the most matches on WWE's version of ECW.
Record: 97 (WWE) ECW matches
Most WWE Money in the Bank Matches
Kane holds the record for competing in the most TLC matches.
He has an overall record of (W-L) 1-5.
Record: 6 MITB matches
Most WWE Hell in a Cell Matches
The Undertaker holds the record for competing in the most Hell in a Cell matches.
He has an overall record of (W-L) 6-6.
Record: 12 HIAC matches
Most WWE TLC Matches
Edge holds the record for competing in the most TLC matches.
He has an overall record of (W-L) 5-2.
Record: 7 TLC matches
Most WWE Elimination Chamber Matches
Chris Jericho holds the record for competing in the most Elimination Chamber matches.
Jericho also holds the record for most eliminations in an Elimination Chamber match, with 10.
His overall record is (W-L) 1-6.
Record: 7 Elimination Chamber matches
Most WWE Royal Rumble Matches
Kane holds the record for competing in the most Royal Rumble Matches.
Kane also holds the record for having the most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble (2001) match, with 11.
Record: 15 Royal Rumble matches
Longest WWE Championship Reign
Bruno Sammartino is the longest reigning WWE Champion.
Record: 2,803 days (Over 7 years)
Shortest WWE Championship Reign
Andre the Giant has the shortest WWE Championship reign.
Record: 30 seconds
Longest WWE World Heavyweight Championship Reign
Batista is the longest reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
This record surprised me. I didn't think Batista had the longest reign.
Record: 282 days
Shortest WWE World Heavyweight Championship Reign
The Big Show has the shortest WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign.
First Daniel Bryan, then Sheamus and now myself. I'm sorry for reminding everyone how short Big Show's title reign was.
Record: 1 minute and 52 seconds
Youngest WWE Champion
Brock Lesnar is the youngest wrestler to capture the WWE Championship.
I wonder how big his first WWE contract was? Hmmm...
Record: 25 years old
Oldest WWE Champion
Vince McMahon is the oldest "wrestler" to capture the WWE Championship.
Thankfully, this record will never be broken.
Record: 54 years old
Youngest WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Randy Orton is the youngest wrestler to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Record: 24 years old
Oldest WWE World Heavyweight Champion
The Undertaker is the oldest wrestler to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
I don't care what anybody says, the guy can still outperform most of the superstars on the WWE roster today.
Record: 44 years old
Most WWE Championship Reigns
John Cena holds the record for having the most WWE Championship reigns.
I thought Ric Flair held the record, but most of his major titles have come from other promotions and organizations.
How many WWE titles will John Cena end up with before he retires?
Record: 10 WWE Championship Reigns
Most WWE World Heavyweight Championship Reigns
Edge holds the record for having the most WWE World Heavyweight Championship reigns.
It's a shame Edge was forced into early retirement. He is sorely missed.
Record: 7 WWE World Heavyweight Championship reigns
If you have any questions or WWE record suggestions, please leave a comment below.
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