"To Be The Man..." Top 10 WWE Champions of All Time
10. Ric Flair (2 times)- Unfortunately, "The Man" barely cracks the Top 10 list of Greatest WWE Champions of all time. Before your crucify me, just remember that only two of this Hall-of-Famer's 16 World Championships were with the WWE Title, and if it weren't for his overall career he may not have cracked this list at all.
9. Mick Foley/Mankind (3 times)- The hardcore legend comes in at number 9. Mrs. Foley's baby boy held the WWE title three times scoring victories over three other members of the Top 10 list.
8. Bruno Sammartino (2 times)- Although he only held the title twice, Sammartino was the first man to ever accomplish multiple WWE title reigns. His first title reign lasted eight years, a record that still stands today and will likely never be approached again.
7. The Undertaker (4 times)- While The Deadman is undoubtedly one of the all-time greatest performers in WWE History, his championship aspirations have often been cut short. I suppose he books better as a challenger, and his character doesn't allow for as much drama a la The Rock, The Undertaker has still managed 4 title reigns, landing him at number 7 on my list.
6. Stone Cold Steve Austin (6 times)- The Texas Rattlesnake comes in at number 6 on my list. This beer-swilling redneck ushered in a new era of whoop-ass in the WWE with his no-nonsense, take no crap attitude. His black boots and black trunks, stomping mud holes and walking them dry will forever be remembered by WWE fans. Austin put together a run that will be tough for any man to match.
5. Triple H (7 times)- The King of Kings, and our current WWE champion comes in at number 5, for now. The only member of this list to still be in his prime, Triple H may soon be climbing up further and further, as he shows no signs of stopping. Could The Game eventually be considered the best WWE Champion ever? Only time will tell.
4. The Rock (7 times)- The Great One comes in at number 4 on my list. The most electrifying man in sports entertainment racked up 7 WWE titles before prematurely calling it a career and hanging up the boots.
3. Shawn Michaels (3 times)- The Showstopper, Mr. Wrestlemania, The Heartbreak Kid. Call him what you will, he is one of the most charismatic athletes the WWE has ever seen, and although he lacks the inflated statistics due to his injuries through much of the "Attitude" era, there is no mistaking HBK's greatness. He almost single-handedly kept the WWE(F) afloat during the Monday Night Wars, and had his body cooperated, he would surely have had more title reigns, and could have topped this list.
2. Bret Hart (5 times)- The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be... well, almost. The Hitman comes in at number two on my list of greatest WWE Champions. We loved to love him, and loved to hate him and there is no denying his star-power. Perhaps the greatest wrestler the WWE has ever seen, Bret Hart is no doubt one of the all-time greats.
1. Hulk Hogan (6 times)- The world of professional wrestling has never before, and will never again see anything like Hulkamania. Hogan to this day has the power to electrify wrestling fans around the world with a simple flex, and bout of charisma. Hulkamania will never die, bringing in Hulk Hogan as the Greatest WWE Champion of all time, brother.
Obviously there will be differing opinions, so please share your own takes on this list. Who did I leave out? What current WWE stars do you see on this list when it's all said and done? Thanks for reading!
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