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2008 Pro Wrestling Awards: Best World Champion of 2008

Ron JohnsonSenior Writer IMay 28, 2016

In every organization, you wonder who is The Man. This year, we saw world championships change hands several times. But I had a debate at a bar last night with several wrestling fans that have come out of hiding. They debated about who was the best world champion this year.

So now I pose the question to you, the B/R Wrestling Nation: Who was the best champion of 2008?

#1) Triple H, RAW/SmackDown

---Won WWE Championship @ Backlash from Randy Orton in Fatal Four Way

---Lost WWE Championship @ Survivor Series to Edge in Triple Threat Match

---WWE Champion Drafted From RAW to SmackDown in WWE Draft in July

#2) Edge, World Heavyweight/WWE Champion, SmackDown

---Won World Heavyweight Championship @ Armageddon last year from Batista in Triple Threat Match

---Lost World Heavyweight Championship to Undertaker @ Wrestlemania XXIV

---Won vacated World Heavyweight Championship @ One Night Stand vs. Undertaker

---Lost World Heavyweight Championship to CM Punk on RAW night after Night of Champions

---Won WWE Championship from Triple H @ Survivor Series in Triple Threat Match

---Only superstar to capture WWE & World Heavyweight Championship in same calendar year

#3) Samoa Joe, TNA

---Won TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle @ Lockdown

---Lost TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Sting @ Bound IV Glory

#4) Kurt Angle, TNA

---Lost TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Samoa Joe @ Lockdown

---Lost Olympic Gold Medal to AJ Styles on IMPACT!

#5) Undertaker, SmackDown

---Won World Heavyweight Championship from Edge @ Wrestlemania XXIV

---Stripped of World Heavyweight Championship on SmackDown due to use of illegal submission hold

---Lost World Heavyweight Championship Match to Edge @ One Night Stand

#6) Randy Orton, RAW

---Won WWE Championship @ No Mercy last year

---Defeated Triple H & John Cena @ Wrestlemania XXIV to retain WWE Championship

---Lost WWE Championship to Triple H @ Backlash in Fatal Four Way

#7) CM Punk, ECW/SmackDown

---Won Money In The Bank Ladder Match @ Wrestlemania XXIV

---Won World Heavyweight Championship from Edge on RAW night after Night of Champions

---Relinquished WHC @ Unforgiven due to backstage attack from Randy Orton

#8) Chris Jericho, RAW

---Won World Heavyweight Championship @ Unforgiven in Championship Scramble

---Lost World Heavyweight Championship to Batista @ Cyber Sunday

---Won World Heavyweight Championship from Batista one week after Cyber Sunday

---Lost World Heavyweight Championship to John Cena @ Survivor Series

#9) Sting, World Heavyweight Champion, TNA

---Won TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Samoa Joe @ Bound IV Glory

#10) John Cena, World Heavyweight Champion RAW

---Won World Heavyweight Championship from Chris Jericho @ Survivor Series

---Lost first Wrestlemania match to Randy Orton @ Wrestlemania XXIV

#11) Mark Henry, ECW

---Won ECW Championship @ Night of Champions, one week after being drafted to ECW

---Lost ECW Championship @ Unforgiven in Championship Scramble

#12) Kane, ECW

---Won ECW Championship in record time @ Wrestlemania XXIV from Chavo Guerrero

---Lost ECW Championship to Mark Henry @ Night of Champions

#13) Chavo Guerrero, ECW/SmackDown

---Won ECW Championship from CM Punk @ Royal Rumble

---Lost ECW Championship to Kane in record time @ Wrestlemania XXIV

If a champ is missing, and you want him on the list, let me know and send his stats along with it.

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