Title pretty much says it all, self-explanatory. Here are the worst championship reigns ever in pro wrestling!
Let's get this done and over with.
Ric Flair & Roddy Piper
(World Tag-Team Champions)
Piper was clearly out of shape around at this point of his career and Flair isn't getting any younger either. On November 5,2006 Piper & Flair won the World Tag-Team titles by defeating Spirit Squad on Cyber Sunday.
I don't know exactly why WWE did this but they only had the belts for 7 days before dropping against Rated-RKO.
Roddy was later released due to an injury while Flair continued to feud with the Spirit Squad.
It's just a very pointless tag-team win for this two legends.
Kenzo Suzuki & Rene Dupree
(World Tag-Team Champions)
WWE actually had high hopes for Suzuki and Dupree when they debut individually but no one cared about them. At the mid-ends of their career, WWE decided to just put them on a tag-team.
On September 9 in an episode of SmackDown, Suzuki & Dupree defeated Billy Kidman & Paul London to win the World Tag-Team belts. While under the reign, Suzuki would have a pro-American gimmick that made him poorly sing popular American songs, it was awful.
On December 9 though (exactly 4 months as champions) on SmackDown, they would lose the belt to the team of Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio.
They tried to re-capture the belts on Armageddon but failed.
After that they both went on their separate ways. Suzuki had a short feud with John Cena before being released, Rene Dupree though had a Piper's Pit type show called Cafe Rene which no one cared about.
There was one thing about this tag-team though, Rene Dupree set the record of being the youngest champion in WWE history winning the belt when he's only 19 years old.
(WWE European Champion)
He first started his WWE run under Phineas I. Godwinn who's a pig farmer and was a tag-team partner with his kayfabe cousin; Henry O. Godwinn. They won the tag-team belts but never got big.
Then Knight was re-packaged as Mideon around the Attitude Era where he is one of The Undertaker's minions in his Ministry of Darkness Stable.
Anyways in March 30,1999 Shane McMahon declared the European title "retired" just to rub it off on X-Pac's face.
Few months later Mideon was seen backstage looking at stuff on Shane McMahon's bag and found the European belt, after that he declared himself as champion.
A month later he loss the belt to D'Lo Brown. And yes D'Lo pinned him and didn't stole it from Mideon's bag! Jeez...
(WWE Cruiserweight Champion)
But the belt's legacy was tarnished at the end.
Hornswoggle won the belt on The Great American Bash. It was Chavo Guerrero who was still holding the belt at the time and the match stipulation was that anyone from the Cruiserweight division can participate in the match so Chavo defended the belt against 5 other men, but then Hornswoggle interfered various times in the match.
He later pinned Jamie Noble and as the match stipulation says that anyone can participate, he won the Cruiserweight belt. Hornswoggle is the first little person (or midget) to be a champion in the WWE but it still doesn't remove the fact that he didn't deserved the Cruiserweight belt.
The worst thing is he was the last ever Cruiserweight Champion before the belt was retired forever. I think someone else deserved it to be honest but oh well, it happened already.
(WWE Hardcore Champion)
But the one that has got to be the worst was one of Godfather's Ho specifically Bobcat (aka Cynthia Lynch). Yes I'm not kidding you, one of Godfather's Hoes have won a belt!
During a title defense match between Crash Holly and The Godfather, one of his hoes interfered and pinned Holly. But thankfully it only lasted for a few seconds (maybe a minute) because Crash quickly pinned her and got the title back! Crazy flow of events right?
I was almost an inch closer for giving Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco this spot because of how horrible of a match they had for the Hardcore Championship, but seriously Godfather's Ho, you would never think of one as a champion!
P.S. Thanks to a good friend of mine for telling me this!
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
(WCW Television Champion)
Three months later in February 16,2000 "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan who has now become a janitor for some reason, found the belt on the trashcan and declared himself champion. This has got to be worst than Mideon's reign.
Hacksaw would continue to defend the title until it was deactivated.
The thing is though on 1999 when Scott Hall threw the belt, it was on Denver and when Hacksaw found it three months later, they were on Pennsylvania so does that mean the trashcan can teleport anywhere?!
Probably not, it's just terrible booking really! (Thanks Russo...)
(WWE & ECW Champion)
Back in 1999 in an episode of SmackDown, Vince won the WWE Championship by pinning Triple H thanks to some interference from "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. He later vacated the belt on RAW.
But fast forward years later, Vince won the ECW Championship by pinning Bobby Lashley. This is when ECW was already a WWE property and at this point the belt didn't really mean anything anymore.
Vince won the belt to Lashley in a 3 on 1 Handicap match with Shane McMahon and Umaga by his side. He would later defend the belt on Judgement Day, Lashley thought he won the belt back but since it was Shane whom he pinned, the belt just got back to Vince.
Then finally at One Night Stand Lashley got the belt back (legit this time) after a street fight with McMahon.
Vince winning the ECW belt had met a lot of criticisms from hardcore ECW fans and even ECW originals like RVD,Sandman,Tommy Dreamer,and Sabu.
(WWE Women's Champion)
He then lost the belt on RAW to Jacqueline in a match that only lasted under a minute, making him the shortest reigning Women's Champion in WWE.
Even though winning a championship belt would be a milestone for many people, I think it is not for Harvey. I'm sure he is trying to forget this moment in his wrestling career. He's just better to stay as a manager if he wants screen time! Harvey is also the first and only man to become Women's Champion but I'm sure it's a record his ashamed of.
(WCW World Heavyweight Champion)
WCW tried there best to have celebrities on their roster but usually it's just a recipe for disaster. The only decent celebrity run was probably Dennis Rodman when he joined nWo.
Anyways Arquette has made various appearances on WCW after the filming of his movie; Ready to Rumble. On an episoe of Thunder Arquette was involved in a tag-team match; him and DDP vs Jeff Jarrett and Eric Bischoff with the stipulation on whoever gets the pin will become WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
And in the shock of everybody, Arquette pinned Bischoff making him the new champion.
Arquette's reign as WCW Champion was mainly used for comedic relief. He however successfully defended the belt at one time against Tank Abott with help from DDP.
Later on Slamboree (May 7,2000) Arquette was booked in a Triple Threat Cage Match for the belt with Jeff Jarrett and DDP. Arquette then turned on DDP and gave victory to Jarrett.
According to a shoot interview, David Arquette was definitely against of him being a champion but Vince Russo insisted that it would make a great publicity and so he accepted the angle.
All the money he made during his WCW run were donated to the families of Owen Hart,Brian Pillman,and as well to Darren Drozdov (who had a career-ending neck injury.)
Arquette would make small cameos every now and then on WWE, most recently in a Be A Star commercial.
(WCW World Heavyweight Champion)
Possibly the most hated wrestling personality ever, Russo's decision of making himself WCW Champion is one of the main top reasons about the company's death.
Vince Russo booked himself to win the WCW World Heavyweight belt in a cage match against Booker T. After that Goldberg came to the ring and he was speared through the cage.
Then on an episode of Nitro, moments after his supposed "surgery" due to the spear, Russo decided to forfeit the championship belt.
Russo is known to be a bad booker and it is no surprised that he would make himself champion when he has the power to do so at the time. It is a shameful tactic and just a way to tarnish the belt's legacy.
Since then WCW would slowly die off and would eventually be bought by WWE. And also since then Vince Russo would be hated by many wrestling fans for years to come.