The WWE sure has a lot of records that have been set over the many decades of the promotion's history. There are some that will surely never be broken (whether it is recognized as 10,170 days or 3,651 days - The Fabulous Moolah's championship reign is a record that, I think we can all agree, is very, very safe!).
However, they say that records are made to be broken. With the talent - and the plans by the WWE for some of the superstars working today - there are 5 WWE records that we think will be broken by current Superstars. And they are...
5. MOST WWE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (16)
Let's start with the easiest one!
Regardless of the fact that Ric Flair acquired many of his championship belts outside of the WWE, we have gotten to the point where his number of 16 World Championships has been touted, and universally recognized, as the most all-time. That is the number that John Cena reached with his victory over A.J. Styles at this year's Royal Rumble.
While they are currently tied, it is obviously only a matter of time until John "The Face That Runs The Place" Cena gets that 17th title and his place standing alone atop the list.
4. MOST WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (8)
The current record for the most Tag Team Championships by one team is 8 and that record is held by The Dudley Boyz.
Because of the brand splits of the past and the current one, there have, at times, been two different tag team belts going simultaneously. So, this makes things a little more complicated. But the top teams currently on the roster are The New Day (2 Raw, 2 SmackDown Live - 4 total) and The Usos (2 Raw, 3 SmackDown Live - 5 total).
But don't forget about the Hardy Boyz. They have already won once during their current run in the WWE - and they had 6 Tag Team Titles to their name from before - which puts them at 7.
Looking at those numbers it might seem like The Hardy Boyz would be the smart pick to break the record. But they aren't the team that is going to do it, and while The Usos are the second closest team on the current roster, the record won't be theirs either. Of the three closest teams, they have the longest way to go, but it will be The New Day that end up pushing The Dudley Boyz into second place.
The New Day already holds the record for the longest tag team championship reign. As The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer talked about when the team lost the title to The Usos back at SummerSlam - the plan is for The New Day to be recognized as the "so-called greatest tag team of all time."
What better way to make that true then to add the most tag team titles in WWE history to a resume that already includes the longest reign in company history.
3. MOST WRESTLEMANIA MATCH TIME (438:07 minutes)
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the superstar who currently holds the record for most WrestleMania match time - at 438 minutes and 7 seconds - is The Undertaker. No Superstar is more associated with WrestleMania than The Deadman. Everyone knows about the 21-0 streak (a record that will never be broken).
But his match time record isn't as safe because sitting in second place, and fewer than 8 minutes back at 430 minutes and 47 seconds, is Triple H! While some might have an issue with the technicality of calling HHH on the "current roster," it still counts!
While there is nothing confirmed for Triple H at next year's WrestleMania, there are plenty of rumours, assumptions and speculation that he will have a match. It is probably safe to assume the match will last longer than 8 minutes which would lead to Triple H surpassing The Undertaker for most WrestleMania match time ever.
2. MOST INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (9)
Chris Jericho, recently had one of his best-ever runs in the WWE. His best-friendship with Kevin Owens was a great storyline and his List of Jericho was an awesome gimmick that took on a life of its own. But one thing that didn't happen during this past run was Jericho didn't add to his record 9 Intercontinental Championships.
What did happen during his last run though - between 2014 and 2017 - was that The Miz won his 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Intercontinental Championships.
Now, The Miz still has two to go to tie the record and three in order to surpass it. But his heat has been on the rise over the last few years and he has brought back a real cache to the Intercontinental Belt that had been missing for a while.
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1. Most Women's Championships (7)
This one might be the most complicated because of all the different versions the WWE has had over the years for the woman's championship. There was the women's championship, then you had the whole Diva thing and now with the brand split there is a Woman's Champion on both the blue and the red brands.
But it seems that Trish Stratus with her 7 Championship title reigns is recognized as the lady in the top spot. You might remember Mickie James, in the lead-up to her recent title match against Alexa Bliss, talking about how a win would bring her up to 6 and put her one behind Stratus.
So, Mickie James is the closest to the record. However, just like with the Hardy Boyz in the tag team division, James is the closest but won't be the one to surpass the leader.
At this moment, Alexa Bliss is the current Raw Women's Champion and has a total of 4 (2 Raw, 2 Smackdown). Sasha Banks is also standing at 4 titles (all Raw) and Charlotte Flair also stands at 4 (unless they decide to recognize her Diva reign as separate from the inaugural Women's Championship belt she won - thus retiring the Diva belt).
With the women's revolution and the growth of the women's division in general, it only makes sense that one of these great wrestlers would end up surpassing Stratus' record 7 championship reigns. But who?
Well, since they will be taking away the record from one Flair when John Cena eventually wins his 17th championship, it would make a nice full-circle kind of thing to have his daughter Charlotte become the record holder in the women's division.
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