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Top 20 Least Interesting World Champions in Wrestling History

You’ve heard the motto many times if you’re a wrestler or a wrestling fan. “If a wrestler doesn’t want to become the world champion, he needs to find another job.” The ultimate goal for any professional wrestler is to become the world champion of the company they work for. A wrestling promotion will usually put the championship belt on a talent as a sign they are one of the best in their field and deserve the accolade. They believe the wrestler has what it takes to make money for the company and in turn, it typically means the wrestler will also see a pay raise as champion.

The world championship is often the main eventer of a brand. WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA have all had their fair share of ups and downs with the title. Each company had a different atmosphere but the successes and failures of decisions for world champions are very comparable. A champion should have the same values as the  company at its core. The champ is usually a hard-worker that sets an example for the locker room with the ability to work well, have a presence that jumps off the screen and sell tickets to lead the company to success. Many of the wrestlers on this list are examples of failures in one or more of those categories.

While some talents were unable to carve out a memorable or interesting world title reign, it doesn’t mean the wrestler is not talented. Most of the wrestlers on this list offered something great to the wrestling business but they were just unable to have a great run with the title. Some of it was due to poor booking, but a few of the wrestlers just absolutely sucked. Remember the good times and the best title holders before reading this because we’re going to dive into the twenty least interesting world champions in wrestling history.

20 Rey Mysterio 

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19 Vince Russo 

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18 David Arquette 

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17 Magnus 

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16 Chavo Guerrero 

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15 Yokozuna 

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14 The Miz 

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13 Bobby Lashley 

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12 Alberto Del Rio 

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11 Mr. Anderson 

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10 Diesel 

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9 Sheamus 

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8 Kane  

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7 Jeff Jarrett 

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6 Chris Benoit 

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5 Sgt. Slaughter 

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4 JBL 

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3 The Great Khali 

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2 Jack Swagger 

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1 Big Show 

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The Big Show is definitely a Hall of Famer but he deserves the top spot on this list for how many times he has been made world champion without ever having an interesting reign. WCW made him champion early in his career as The Giant but he was the worst champion in company history until the Russo days. WWE made him champion multiple times and it always flopped. Big Show’s worst reign was in 1999, when he got a surprise win over Triple H and The Rock before the moment got too big for him. Brock Lesnar’s first loss in WWE came to Big Show in another poor decision, as Big Show won the WWE Championship and had another poor reign. Most recently, Big Show failed to do anything interesting as World Champion in 2012.

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