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Top 25 Worst WWE Champions

The purpose of a championship belt in wrestling is to establish the ground rules of the company. Any art showcasing competition needs credible prizes for the talent to work towards and the titles fill that role. WWE is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and has been king for decades now, excluding a short two-year period in the 90s during the Monday Night Wars. Part of the reason for WWE’s success has been establishing credible titles that set the tone for the company. The belts being valued in different divisions and different forms added to the overall storytelling.

Of course, the world title has been the most important piece in the WWE. The popular belief is every wrestler should enter the business with the desire to become the World Heavyweight Champion in WWE. That goes above the kayfabe lines of what should be said on television but what wrestlers should want to achieve in their actual careers as a performer. With such importance, the world titles in WWE have always been the standard. The Intercontinental Championship has been the most successful midcard title as well with the belt creating momentum for new stars such as Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, The Rock and many others before they became main event legends.

The other divisions such as tag team wrestling and women’s wrestling would go on to create important belts for the company. The standard of the titles being made into true prizes for each wrestler despite where they were on the card always gave the talent a purpose. You could feasibly believe every non-enhancement talent wrestler was working towards a title shot regardless of how over they are and that set up the guidelines of the program. Sadly not all title holders have been successes and we’re going to examine those as we break down the stories of the top twenty-five worst champions of any kind in WWE history.

25 25. Diesel 

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24 24. Titus O’Neil 

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23 23. The Kat 

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22 22. Chuck Palumbo 

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21 21. Rob Conway 

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20 20. Mabel 

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19 19. Deuce 

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18 18. Mideon 

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17 17. Orlando Jordan 

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16 16. Santino Marella 

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15 15. The Godfather 

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14 14. Jack Swagger 

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13 13. Vladimir Kozlov 

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12 12. Gillberg 

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11 11. David Otunga 

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10 10. Marc Mero 

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9 9. Debra 

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8 8. Curtis Axel 

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7 7. Ezekiel Jackson 

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6 6. Heidenreich 

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5 5. Vince McMahon 

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4 4. Ahmed Johnson 

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3 3. Hornswoggle 

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2 2. Chyna 

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1 1. The Great Khali 

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The absolute worst title reign in any division in WWE happened when The Great Khali became World Champion. As a one of a kind giant, WWE pushed the big man as an attraction and tried many times to elevate him as the next big heel. Khali’s accent and general marble mouthed nature meant he couldn’t speak on the microphone and his in-ring work was the worst in company history. An injury to Edge in 2007 forced WWE’s hand into giving Khali his sole reign with the World Championship and it was as bad as everyone feared. Khali won the vacated title in a battle royal and went on to have the worst two-month world title reign imaginable.

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