Kofi Kingston's WWE Title reign recently surpassed the 100-day mark, and that is incredibly significant for more reasons than we initially realized.
Despite female Superstars headlining WrestleMania for the first time ever, this year's biggest WrestleMania moment was when Kofi Kingston became WWE Champion. The culmination of an 11-year journey that ended with the ultimate feel-good moment. The build to the match suggested that we weren't going to get that moment. Thank you, Vince McMahon, for not pulling the rug out from under us, and more importantly, Kofi.
Once WrestleMania came to an end, many of us started to worry that it would be a token title reign which would be over the next night. Kingston had to defend his newly won title in a winner takes all match against Seth Rollins on Raw the next day. We're not fans of screwy finishes, but in this instance, we were happy to see it.
This week, a title reign we feared would last just one day surpasses the 100-day mark. Not only is that impressive during a time when title reigns can be incredibly short, it is also pretty significant. Tmastermox pointed out on Twitter that Kingston is the third WWE Champion in a row to hold the title for more than 100 days. The three Superstars who have come directly before him are Jinder Mahal, AJ Styles, and Daniel Bryan.
Despite what we said above, perhaps we are entering an era during which WWE's title reigns last longer than we have become accustomed to. That's because it has been 14 years since there were four 100+ day World Title reigns back-to-back in WWE. The last quartet ended with John Cena in 2005. His title reign was preceded by Brock Lesnar, Eddie Guerrero, and JBL's.
The best news of all about this is that there is still no end in sight to Kingston's title reign. So far, he has fought off all comers. However, it would appear that Randy Orton will be the next challenger to his crown. The Viper pinned Kingston on SmackDown this week to win a six-person tag match. We would love to see that iconic rivalry revisited, but this time, we want to see Kingston come out on top.