There are some champions and title reigns in wrestling history that just did not do enough to be in that elite class. Sometimes a superstar, who has all the right intentions, just does not cut it as a champion. There have been numerous stories over the years of champion losing quickly, or having a reign with as title that is quickly forgotten.
This list will look at some of those champions, from Jillian Hall to Sabu in ECW. Sometimes things are just not meant to be and the stars are not aligned properly for one specifc star to become a long running champion. Some have tried to break records, but fall short, and the time they had with the belt was not significant due to lack of meaningful matches. WWE, WCW and ECW have all seen their share of short title runs, some are done for a purpose, others are done because of lack of faith in a superstar, either way, these are 15 runs that were extremely short, there is one situation in this list that caused shorter than usual reigns, and it made history in wrestling.
This list won't merely be guys or women who held the title(s) for a day. There's no time for an opinion to really be formed on that title reign if the wrestler loses it right away. This is for wrestlers who held a championship but left a lot to be desired from their reign.
Once again this is my opinion, and it is a list of 15 superstars who had title reigns that just did not measure up to what the rest of the roster had achieved.
15 15. Taz - ECW World Champion (2000)
14 14. Rosey - WWE Tag Team Champion
13 13. Ted DiBiase Jr. - WWE Tag Team Champion
12 12. Masato Tanaka - ECW World Champion
11 11. Sabu - ECW World Champion
10 10. David Arquette - WCW World Champion
9 9. CM Punk - World Heavyweight Champion
8 8. Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase - WWE Champion
7 7. Mike Awesome - ECW World Champion
6 6. Dolph Ziggler - World Heavyweight Championship
5 5. Santino Marella - WWE Intercontinental Champion
The resident comedian of WWE. Santino had numerous runs as Intercontinental Champion, and he tried to break the record set by Honky Tonk Man, but it was not meant to be. In my opinion, in order for a reign to be memorable there has to be significant and high quality matches over an extended period, and Santino never really achieved this.
4 4. Drew McIntyre - WWE Intercontinental Champion
3 3. Curt Hawkins - WWE Tag Team Champion
2 2. Jillian Hall - WWE Divas Champion
1 1. Ezekiel Jackson - ECW World Champion
Number one goes to Big Zeke ... a superstar who had so much potential, and could have been more than he was, but his character just came across as another big guy who was 'the heavy', it never evolved to anything better. He was part of a short-lived ECW faction, he joined The Corre with Wade Barrett. Zeke was the last recognized ECW Champion, and because of this , his reign ended after the match ended, because ECW was officially finished after that point. The reason this is number one is more due to the lack of charisma and depth shown by Zeke as a champion , the stars mentioned above managed to show some character, Zeke was pretty dull.
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