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Top 15 'One Hit Wonder' WWE Champions

In the world of professional wrestling, there are some Superstars who have the “it-factor” and, because of that, they reached the top of the mountain. These are the guys who the company had faith in to become THE guy. The face of the company. The WWE Champion.

The term "one hit wonder" is use to describe an individual who only reached the top of the charts one time. While this is never really intended, sometimes it just happens. In music, there’s often artist who write a song that everyone loves but they are unable to build off of that song and therefore fans never hear any new material from them again.

In the WWE, there have been some WWE Champions who could be classified as a "one-hit wonder." These are guys who won the title once and never regained it. The reasons these Superstars never regained the title varies. Some won the title with help, some had a long reign and when it was over they departed from the company. Then there are some who just seemed to be an experiment. There have actually been "one-hit wonders" who main evented WrestleMania.

Being a "one-hit wonder" WWE Champion does not necessarily mean they were a bad champion, it could mean they were just transitional. This often happens when a heel is champion during a time when the company is attempting to make a new star babyface. In 1994, Bret Hart lost the WWE Championship to Bob Backlund and within days, Backlund lost the belt to Diesel. This kept Bret from losing to another face, and allowed Diesel to become a face, rather than being booed because he beat one of the most popular WWE Superstars. Take a look at the top 15 Superstars who were "one-hit wonder" WWE Champions.

15 Stan Stasiak

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14 Vince McMahon 

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13 Kane

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12 Pedro Morales

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11 Sgt. Slaughter

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10 "Superstar" Billy Graham

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9 The Iron Sheik

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8 Rob Van Dam

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7 Andre the Giant

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6 Eddie Guerrero

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5 John Bradshaw Layfield

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4 The Miz

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3 Jeff Hardy 

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2 Diesel

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1 The Ultimate Warrior

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When The Ultimate Warrior arrived in the WWE, he immediately captivated the audience. He arrived to the ring going 100 miles an hour and his look immediately had anyone who had never seen him stop in their tracks. At WrestleMania VI in Toronto, The Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan to win his first and only WWE Championship. Despite only having the title once, he is still one of the most popular wrestlers in the history of the WWE.

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