2008 Pro Wrestling Awards: Best World Champion of 2008
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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