WWE: Five superstars with most number of World Championship reigns
WWE represents one of the best forms of sports entertainment, with several talented wrestlers under its belt. The superstars aim to become the top wrestler in the promotion and it can be only done by winning the World Champion. In the same light, we take a look at the superstars with the most number of World Championship reigns.
We start the list with The Hulkster himself, as Hulk Hogan laid the foundation for the future world champions in WWE. He has won 12 world titles in his career, which is split equally between WCW (6) and WWE (6). His final title win came in 2002 when he won the Undisputed WWE Championship at Backlash, at the humble age of 48.
Randy Orton became the youngest World Champion, when he won at the age of 24. Since then, he has transformed himself into a deadly material as his lethal heel character, coupled with some face runs, has allowed him to scalp 13 world titles so far. His reign includes nine WWE Championships and four World Heavyweight Championships. Aged 39, he has enough in his tank.
Triple H revolutionized WWE with his World Championship reigns, as he has managed to win 14 titles so far. While many say Hunter was handed opportunities for being Vince McMahon's son-in-law, that hasn't always been the case. Besides, if it had been so, he would have already become the all-time great. His reign includes nine WWE Championships and five World Heavyweight Championships.
The catchphrase 'The champ is here' perfectly suits John Cena, as he is indeed the champion of champions, having won the World Championships on record 16 occasions (13 WWE Championships, three WHC). While he still might not be the GOAT, he's almost there and looks like the prime contender to become so, with a lot left in his tank at the age of 42.
The list ends with the obvious one, The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, who showed the path to the upcoming world champions. It all started in the NWA, where he won the most (eight) world championships, followed by six in WCW and a couple in WWE. While it seemed unbreakable at a point, it is now. However, that won't take anything away from this legend.