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Champ Champs: 10 Of WWE's Best Double Champions, Ranked

Holding two championships at one time is a rare thing in the world of professional wrestling, especially for singles wrestlers, as it often doesn't make much sense to give one wrestler two singles titles that they'll likely have to defend at each pay per view.

Currently, Becky Lynch is the only superstar in WWE who is holding two belts simultaneously, and she's going to defend them both at the upcoming Money in the Bank show, where she might end up losing one of her two belts, simply to avoid having her on double-duty at each major show.

Even though being a double champion in WWE is a rare thing, there have been some great ones over the last two decades or so, and here are just a few of the best.

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10 Batista - WWE World Heavyweight & Tag Team Champion

Shortly after winning his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania 21, the recently-retired future Hall of Famer Batista became one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions alongside Rey Mysterio.

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This was the first and only time that Batista was a double champion, as WWE's primary focus with "The Animal" during his years in the company was to push him as a solo wrestler, which makes sense based on his look and skill set. But with that being said, Batista and Mysterio probably would've been an incredible team if they had continued to work together for a significant period of time.

9 Kurt Angle - Intercontinental & European Champion

Kurt Angle accomplished quite a bit within his first year on WWE's main roster, with one of the most significant accomplishments being that he held both the European and Intercontinental Championships simultaneously. Of course, our Olympic Hero would go on to accomplish bigger and better things in the company, but for someone who is a rookie on the main roster, it's pretty hard to have a more impactful first year in Vince McMahon's company. During his run as the double champ, Angle proved that he could, in fact, be an incredible WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the future.

8 The Undertaker - WWE & WCW Tag Team Champion

After WCW was bought by Vince McMahon, all of the company's titles and champions were introduced on WWE's main roster, and alongside his storyline brother Kane, The Undertaker was able to become one half of the WWE and WCW Tag Team Champions.

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The Brothers of Destruction's reign as the double champs wasn't a long term thing, but for a period of time they were being treated as the most dominant tag team in the entire company. Also, it didn't hurt that, at the time, WWE was seemingly focused on making sure that the WCW roster that was invading looked much weaker than Vince McMahon's roster at the time.

7 Shawn Michaels - WWE & European Champion

The circumstances in which Shawn Michaels won the WWE European Championship weren't the best, as the "Heartbreak Kid" demanded that Vince McMahon change the finish of his match with the British Bulldog, in which the Bulldog was supposed to retain his European Title in his home country. But that didn't end up being the case, as McMahon agreed to put the title on Michaels.

Less than two months later, another horrible set of circumstances came about, as Michaels defeated Bret Hart for the WWE Championship in a match that would later go on to be known as the Montreal Screwjob. Eventually Michaels ended up losing one of his two titles, that being the Euro Title, to Triple H in comedic fashion.

6 Steve Austin - WWE & Tag Team Champion

Even though he ended up being the biggest star in the history of WWE, Steve Austin only held two championships simultaneously once, and that was during his heel run back in 2001.

During that period of time, Austin was teaming up with his longtime rival Triple H as part of the "Two Man Power Trip." While WWE probably had big plans for the duo in the future, their reign of terror was cut short due to Triple H tearing his quadriceps muscle during a Tag Team Championship defense against Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit. As a result, WWE ended Austin's heel run shortly thereafter.

5 Triple H - Intercontinental & Tag Team Champion

If Triple H were paired up with anyone else during this period of time, then he might've held both the WWE and Tag Team Championships at the same time, but due to the fact that he was being teamed with Steve Austin, who was the company's biggest star, meant that he'd have to play second fiddle to the "Texas Rattlesnake."

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Triple H's run alongside Steve Austin didn't end up being a long term thing, as "The Game" was injured during the match in where the duo lost the Tag Team Championships to Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit in what is widely believed to be the greatest match in the history of Monday Night Raw.

4 John Cena - WWE & Tag Team Champion

Even though John Cena has held more gold during his time in WWE than almost any wrestler in company history, he only managed to be a double champion once, which was back in 2007.

At the time, Cena was the WWE Champion, and he was feuding with Shawn Michaels, who was set to challenge him for the title in the main event of WrestleMania 23. But, prior to them having their showdown at WWE's biggest show of the year, Vince McMahon decided to make the rivals the Raw Tag Team Champions. But, less than 24 hours after the match at WrestleMania, the team lost their titles in a battle royal to Jeff and Matt Hardy.

3 Seth Rollins - WWE & United States Champion

Seth Rollins had a pretty incredible year as WWE's top heel back in 2015. He first won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship during the main event of WrestleMania 31, where he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract in the closing moments of the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns match.

Then at SummerSlam later that year, the ex-Shield member defeated John Cena, with help from television personality John Stewart, to become the first and only pro wrestler to ever hold both the WWE and United States Championships simultaneously. Unfortunately though, Rollins' run with the WWE Championship was cut short due to injury, and his US Title reign ended at 2015's Night of Champions, where he was defeated by John Cena.

2 Becky Lynch - Raw & SmackDown Women's Champion

Back in April, Becky Lynch did what almost everyone predicted, as she ended up winning both the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championships in the main event of WrestleMania 35.

According to multiple reports, the original plan for WrestleMania 35 was to have Ronda Rousey go one on one with Charlotte Flair, but WWE was forced to change that match due to the meteoric rise of "The Man." While the original plan for this year's WrestleMania main event might've ended up being good, it certainly wouldn't have been as hot without Becky Lynch. It's possible that Becky will end up losing one of her two titles soon, but as of right now, she's the best double champion that WWE has had in several years.

1 Chris Jericho - WWE & WCW World Heavyweight Champion

It's hard to put anyone else above the first ever Undisputed WWE Champion, especially when you consider the fact that Chris Jericho beat two of the biggest superstars in WWE history on the exact same night to do so.

Back at WWE's Vengeance pay per view in December of 2001, Vince McMahon wanted to unify the WWE and WCW World Heavyweight Championships, and in order to do so, the show featured three title matches, two of which would decide who would be competing in the show's main event for both titles.

First, in the show's second to last match, Jericho defeated The Rock for the WCW Title, and in the main event, he defeated Steve Austin for the WWE Title. He then went on to lose the Undisputed Title to Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania 18 roughly four months later.

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