10 Most Shocking WWE World Championship Reigns

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10 Most Shocking WWE World Championship Reigns
John Bradshaw Layfield (public domain photo)

There was actually a time where any heel being WWE champion was a big deal.  From Bruno Sammartino to Pedro Morales to Bob Backlund to Hulk Hogan, the champion was usually an unbeatable hero, only losing due to nefarious shenanigans committed by a heel.

Over time, this obviously changed, but there were still all kinds of weird surprises in store.  Some wrestlers weren't necessarily seen as world championship material, and while some overcame that stigma, others floundered,

So, who stunned the fans?  Who succeeded?  Who failed?  You'll find out as we go over the most shocking WWE Championship changes and reigns...

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