Another year is out of the way and what a year it was for the WWE.
It's been one of those years defined by change. New champions, new breakthrough stars and a promising new era that will carry over into 2012.
In 2011, certain divisions saw vast improvement. Certain stars broke records and some went from nothing to something at the flick of a popular YouTube channel.
A champion is defined by the work displayed in the ring and the reaction of a crowd. When the WWE Universe believes in what you are doing, you are on the right path.
When you are a big enough star, you literally get championship opportunities by the week and those who shine bright enough get reigns that put them on the cusp of legendary status.
Here are the top-10 championship reigns that either started or ended (mostly both) in 2011.