Kofi Kingston became only the seventh Superstar in WWE history to join something called the 1500 Club this week.
As much as we enjoyed female Superstars headlining WrestleMania for the first time ever, Becky Lynch's win was not our favorite moment from this year's show. Kofi Kingston becoming WWE Champion earlier in the evening was. Not only was his match with Daniel Bryan an incredibly good one, but his victory made for a feelgood moment we weren't sure we were going to get.
Not only that, but WWE is taking Kingston's title reign very seriously. Vince McMahon could have easily given fans that moment and then had normal business resume the very next night, or at the next PPV. Yet here we are, almost three months later, and Kingston is still champion. Not only that, but he has won every match since then, bringing his streak to 21 matches at the time of typing this.
Even though Kingston is only enjoying his first run as WWE Champion 11 years into his time with the company, it isn't like he had been completely ignored before then. The New Day member has spent a lot of his WWE career with various different championships. In fact, this week he surpassed the 1500 day mark when you tally up all of his title reigns.
Believe it or not, that's even more impressive than it sounds. Only six other Superstars have ever managed it. Two of those sort of don't count, Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund, as they were champions during a time when the WWE Title rarely changed hands. During the WrestleMania Era, as WWE puts it, the only other members of the 1500 club have been Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Triple H, and The Miz.
The only name on that list that surprises us is The Miz. The A-Lister is another example of a Superstar who might not have been on top for long, but has been racking up title reigns elsewhere. As for Kingston, we hope his time as WWE Champion doesn't come to an end any time soon. He is a worthy member of the 1500 Club and has been a terrific champion so far.