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Top 15 Worst Champions in WCW History

The credibility of a championship is among the more important aspects of making a promotion work. Wrestlers need a reason to fight each other and the title belts are what they are all aspiring to gain. The competition is the logical portion of wrestling that makes it feel comparable to a professional sporting event. WWE’s current motto is everyone should want to become the WWE World Champion entering the industry or else they have no place in the business. The most money is also usually attached to being World Champion, so there is a realistic aspect to wanting to hold the title but the booking needs to match that.

All of the titles in a wrestling promotion need to matter if they are being used to elevate a talent. The midcard titles have been showcased in various effective ways. WWE used the Intercontinental Championship for years as a way to put future stars on a higher level before officially entering the main event picture. Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and The Rock all were testaments of that process. The WCW Cruiserweight Championship gave us the style of the next generation with Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero and many luchadors that shaped the kind of wrestling we see today.

WCW sadly couldn’t keep up the great work of the titles all being credible forms of success on the show. Their rise would see many great champions but the belts started to get devalued during their final few years and it helped contribute to the company’s demise. WCW made plenty of poor decisions and the use of the titles definitely would go down among the worst. The frequent title changes, terrible choices for champion and an overall horrible atmosphere caused every title to lose the respect it once held. We will break down all of those as we look at the fifteen worse title holders in WCW history.

15 The Giant

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14 Daffney

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13 Steve “Mongo” McMichael

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12 Mike Sanders

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11 Prince Iaukea

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10 Tom Zenk

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9 General E. Rection

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8 Lenny Lane

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7 Jeff Jarrett

6 The Renegade

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5 David Flair

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4 “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan

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2 David Arquette

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1 Vince Russo

The worst person to ever hold a title belt in WCW would be Vince Russo. Wrestling’s most controversial writer unleashed a world of horrible content in WCW but booking himself to win the big gold belt was the most disgraceful. The title was once heralded as the most prestigious belt in the industry and Russo took a proverbial dump on it by winning it. Russo held the title for a week before vacating it but the fact that he had the shameless mentality to even win it showed what terrible shape WCW was in. The other bad champions had other factors causing their title reigns to go down poorly but Russo deserves the blame entirely for winning the WCW World Championship.

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