Every WWE Champion Ever, Ranked by Number of Reigns (Photos)

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Pro-wrestling championship belts change hands like grapplers change ring gear these days, though it wasn’t always that way. Brock Lesnar is again WWE Champion after some COVID caution shook up New Year’s Day pay-per-view “WWE Day 1.” Lesnar stripped the title off Big E in what became a Fatal 5-Way title match.

It wasn’t a cheap win either, as Lesnar pinned the champ (a pin of any other opponent — Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, and Kevin Owens — would have also given Brock the belt). Lesnar was originally supposed to be in a Universal Championship match vs. Roman Reigns, but Reigns tested posted for COVID-19. The Big E match was intended to be on the same card — just as a Fatal 4-Way.

Scroll through our gallery to see every WWE Champion ever, ranked by their number(s) of title wins. Remember: this is a list of those who won the WWWF Championship, the WWF Championship or the WWE Championship. So don’t come after us, Universal Champions, et al.

Fun fact: Even WWE Chairman Vince McMahon makes this list. The number of WWWF, WWF and WWE Superstars he ties with will either impress or infuriate — or both — depending on what type of professional wrestling fan you are.

Below is a random sample from our full stable of champs.

Rank: 31 (tie)
Wrestler: Big E
# of Reigns: 1

Rank: 31 (tie)
Wrestler: Jinder Mahal
# of Reigns: 1

Rank: 31 (tie)
Wrestler: Rey Mysterio
# of Reigns: 1

Rank: 31 (tie)
Wrestler: The Ultimate Warrior
# of Reigns: 1

Rank: 16 (tie)
Wrestler: The Miz
# of Reigns: 2

Rank: 16 (tie)
Wrestler: Drew McIntyre
# of Reigns: 2

Rank: 16 (tie)
Wrestler: Batista
# of Reigns: 2

Rank: 16 (tie)
Wrestler: Randy “Macho Man” Savage
# of Reigns: 2

Rank: 13 (tie)
Wrestler: Mankind
# of Reigns: 3

Rank: 13 (tie)
Wrestler: Shawn Michaels
# of Reigns: 3

Rank: 9 (tie)
Wrestler: Edge
# of Reigns: 4

Rank: 9 (tie)
Wrestler: Daniel Bryan
# of Reigns: 4

Rank: 9 (tie)
Wrestler: Kurt Angle
# of Reigns: 4

Rank: 7
Wrestler: Bret “Hitman” Hart
# of Reigns: 5

Rank: 5 (tie)
Wrestler: Brock Lesnar
# of Reigns: 6

Rank: 5 (tie)
Wrestler: Hulk Hogan
# of Reigns: 6

Rank: 3 (tie)
Wrestler: The Rock
# of Reigns: 8

Rank: 2
Wrestler: Randy Orton
# of Reigns: 10

Scroll through our gallery for them all.

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