11 WWE Superstars who hold incredible Guinness World Records
Every sport in the world including WWE is built on competition and every form of competition comes with its own set of records. Without records, many sportsperson and entertainers wouldn’t even bother entering the field, and look to make it big elsewhere.
Similarly, sports entertainment is all about making records, whether they’re for the most Championships, longest title reigns, the most number of matches, or simply the age at which you make it big in the industry.
WWE has been at the forefront of creating records in the wrestling industry, and it’s safe to say that the Superstars of WWE hold a majority of the records related to wrestling over the decades.
While many WWE Superstars hold records within the field of wrestling, many even hold such records out of it to show just how talented and skilled they are.
Guinness World Records has the largest collection of records held in the world, and once a person’s record gets officiated by the company, it becomes completely authentic.
In this article, we will dig deep and look at all the WWE Superstars who have managed to get their name and records listed down in the Guinness Book of World Records.
#11 Shelton Benjamin
Shelton Benjamin is one of the most well-known Superstars in WWE today. Even though Benjamin isn’t the most successful Superstar in the current WWE roster, he has managed to get into some big matches and storylines in the past which has helped him become a household name.
The former United States Champion and three-time Intercontinental Champion has been seen as one of the most skilled wrestling in the ring, but many wouldn’t know that he’s a great video game player too!
Shelton Benjamin set a record in the WWE THQ Superstar Challenge
That’s right, the man who worked with Kurt Angle and Charlie Haas is as good with the gaming console as he is inside the squared circle.
Benjamin holds the Guinness World Record for the most WWE THQ Superstar Challenge tournament victories. For five years, WWE held the tournament during WrestleMania week in which WWE Superstars competed for the title of best RAW vs. SmackDown player.
Benjamin went on to win the tournament a record four times, while Elijah Burke won it once over the five years it was held. The Superstar won the tournament from 2003-2006 consecutively to prove his dominance over the game.
#10 Vince McMahon
How can we make a WWE list without ensuring that the Chairman of WWE finds a spot on it too?
Vince McMahon is the mastermind behind the biggest sports entertainment company in the world, and he has proven time and time again why he is regarded as one of the biggest brains in the world of sports.
At over 70 years of age, not only is he still physically and mentally fit to run the largest wrestling promotion in the world, some of his decisions still catch us by surprise to this day.
Vince McMahon is the oldest WWE Champion of all time
One big decision he made back in 1999 landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. McMahon competed against Triple H in a match for the WWE (WWF) Championship on September 14, 1999, on SmackDown.
Thanks to outside interference by Stone Cold Steve Austin, McMahon was able to win his first and only WWE Championship.
While he went on to vacate the title the next night on RAW, his name made it to the Guinness World Records as the oldest wrestler to win the WWE Championship at the age of 54 years and 21 days.
It is likely that McMahon’s record for being the oldest WWE Champion of all time will never be broken, or so we hope.
#9 Stone Cold Steve Austin
The title of being the greatest anti-hero in WWE’s history belongs to Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Superstar changed the way many viewers saw WWE in particular, and the world of wrestling in general, and helped the company make a lot more fans during the 2000s.
Some of the most well-known men and women in WWE such as Vince McMahon have declared Austin to be the biggest star in the company's history, even surpassing the popularity of Hulk Hogan.
McMahon had the following to say about Austin during an interview on ‘Off the Record with Michael Landsberg’ on June 1, 2004:
“He [Austin] surpassed all of [Hulk] Hogan's records... in terms of merchandising and licensing, and pay-per-view and live events. Without question the most popular performer we've ever had.”
Austin's WWE Royal Rumble performances earned him a record
Austin earned himself a Guinness World Record by becoming the first and only WWE Superstar to win the WWE Royal Rumble on three separate occasions. Austin won the 30-man over the top rope elimination match in 1997, 1998, and 2001.
Even though the 6-time WWE Champion’s career came to a premature end due to injuries, he will likely hold that record for as long as he lives.
#8 Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus is regarded as one of the finest female WWE Superstars of all time. Not only did Trish have the looks and charisma to make it big in the industry, but her great wrestling skills helped her top the other Superstars in the ring. She remains one of the biggest inspiration to the new generation of female wrestlers.
During her time in the ring, Trish was the most decorated female WWE Superstar of all time. She won the WWE Women’s Championships no less than seven times and even won the WWE Hardcore Championship once in her career.
Trish was a record-setting WWE Women's Champion
However, it was her time as the WWE Women’s Champion that earned her a spot in the 2007 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as she was recognized as the WWE Superstar with the most Women’s Championship reigns.
While her record has since been broken by Charlotte Flair who has won a lot more titles over multiple brands as compared to Trish over the past decade, it seems like Trish managed to leave a mark in WWE that no one will be able to erase.
#7 AJ Lee
AJ Lee may have retired from wrestling in 2015, but that short little WWE Superstar was a stick of dynamite in the ring who left a lasting impact in the women’s division.
Lee signed up with WWE in 2009 and never looked back as her in-ring capabilities, work on the mic, and outstanding gimmick worked perfectly in her favor to propel her career to new heights in a very short span of time.
Lee won the WWE Diva’s Championship thrice in her career and even served as the General Manager of RAW for three months, but she will likely be remembered for the time she spent in various relationships on screen.
Shelton Benjamin wasn't the only one in WWE who loved videogames
What’s most interesting about the WWE Superstar is that she holds the Guinness World Record for becoming the first female to win the annual WWE Superstar Challenge in the company.
She defeated Mark Henry in the final of the WWE Superstar Challenge consisting of 16 Superstars back in March 2012 to earn the record. Lee has always been know for her love of comics, anime, and video games, and she proved her love by winning the WWE Superstar Challenge!
#6 Brock Lesnar
Whether it’s hunting, competing in the octagon, or intimidating others around him, Brock Lesnar is one man who likes to excel at everything he focuses on. However, there’s nothing he loves doing more than conquering and dominating the men in WWE, something he has managed to do extremely well for almost two decades now!
While Lesnar is largely considered a part-time performer, who left the WWE to focus on other sports before returning to the company, his dominance and star-power have largely remained the same.
The Beast's first WWE Championship victory earned him a Guinness World Record
Even though The Beast has never won a secondary Championship or a Tag Team title in the company, he has no less than five WWE Championship and three Universal Championship reigns to his name.
While each one of his Championship reigns has been iconic, the first reign as WWE Champion was the one that handed him a Guinness World Record.
On August 25, 2002, aged just 25 years and 44 days, Lesnar became the youngest WWE Champion of all time and got his name into the Guinness Book of World Records. Now that’s one record that might never be conquered by anyone!
#5 Xavier Woods
The brains behind The New Day is one WWE Superstar who has helped the company create one of the biggest crowd-pulling and money-making faction in its history.
Xavier Woods is one of the most underrated in-ring performers WWE has today. Even though his brothers in The New Day, Kofi Kingston and Big E, have a few more achievements to their names, it does not take anything away from the talented and well-educated Superstar.
Woods is one of the most entertaining and creative men in WWE
Not only has Woods helped create The New Day, but he has also created one of the most well-known videogame channels on YouTube. In fact, his YouTube channel "UpUpDownDown" holds the Guinness World Record for being the most subscribed celebrity videogames channel with 1,633,509 subscribers (as of 22 August 2018).
The channel has hosted several of the biggest WWE Superstars of all time, including AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, Asuka, and Seth Rollins, and continues to entertain die-hard wrestling and gaming fans with some of the best content available on the internet.
Xavier Woods has described his channel in the following way:
“UpUpDownDown is your cheat code to the best gaming content around! Join lifelong video game aficionado Austin Creed (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods) as he explores the worlds of video gaming and nerdom on UpUpDownDown! Check out all of the excitement right here on the channel, featuring in-depth WWE Superstar interviews to awesome, edge-of-your-seat virtual battles over the prestigious UpUpDownDown Championship!”
Today, Wood’s channel has over 2.18 million subscribers, making it one of the most unique YouTube Channels in existence.
#4 The Undertaker
It seems like The Undertaker has been around forever in WWE, and even though generations of fans have come and gone, The Deadman has remained constant in WWE.
The legendary Superstar made his debut in 1990 and competed in his final match in 2020 in a career that lasted over three decades and allowed him to set up his WrestleMania Streak and also win several Championships and other big matches.
The Undertaker had the most iconic WWE career in history
Unlike most of the other Superstars on this list, The Undertaker holds multiple Guinness World Records for being the wrestler with the longest WWE career, and his WrestleMania Streak has also earned him a place in the record books.
While The Undertaker may have announced his retirement from the ring in his recently concluded docuseries, we might see him compete in one last match whenever required.
#3 CM Punk
CM Punk is one of the most controversial figures to come out of WWE over the decades. While the Superstar is considered to be one of ‘The Best in the World’, he never got back to wrestling after leaving the WWE.
While Punk’s iconic reign as the WWE Champion along with some of his incredible matches in the ring will never be forgotten, along with the infamous pipebomb, the former WWE Superstar holds the Guinness World Record for having the most Money in the Bank ladder match victories at 2.
#2 John Cena
The number 2 spot on the list belongs to none-other-than the biggest name in WWE and all of sports entertainment, John Cena.
Ther are numerous ways in which Cena can be regarded as the top WWE Superstar of all time, but we aren’t going to get into all that, for now at least.
Cena has won 16 World Championships during his time in WWE, a record that may never be broken simply because it takes a lot of skill, star power, crowd reaction, and hard work to achieve that many titles. Only Ric Flair has managed to amass 16 World titles during his career to tie with Cena.
Cena is another Superstar who made the list thanks to the WWE Championship
However, Cena’s record of 16 World Championships includes 13 WWE Championship reigns, which is a Guinness World Record. Between 2005 and 2017, Cena won 13 WWE Championship reigns with his win at the WWE Royal Rumble in 2017 earning him the Guinness World Record.
The next most successful WWE Superstar with most WWE Championship reigns in Triple H with nine victories, and it seems like he won’t be the one to break Cena’s record.
The Doctor of Thuganomics has also been instrumental in helping the Make A Wish Foundation for being the largest wish-granting non-profit organization, as recognized by the Guinness World Records. Cena has helped grant over 580 wishes for the foundation, becoming a big name for the foundation.
#1 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Known as The Rock in the ring and Dwayne Johnson out of it, the legendary WWE Superstar may be one of the most well-known celebrities in existence today.
The Rock made his WWE debut in 1996 and continued to work his way up to become one of the most impressive and influential Superstars in WWE. He managed to find success outside the ring simultaneously and decided to move to the silver screen to transform into the biggest Hollywood star in recent years.
While The Rock did a lot in the WWE ring, he holds a few Guinness World Records out of it. In May 2015, Johnson took the most self-portrait photographs (selfies) in three minutes to set a new Wolrd Record. He captured 105 selfies on the red carpet of his film San Andreas at London's Odeon Leicester Square with movie fans to set the Guinness World Record.
Another record that Johnson holds is of being the highest-paid first time leading-actor, as he was paid $5.5 million for his role in The Scorpion King.
The WWE Superstar's list of records doesn't end here!
That’s not all, as Johnson earned a whopping $64.5 million the same year to set the record for the highest-paid actor of all time. Can anyone question his decision to move away from wrestling and enter the world of acting after reading that? He's even pulled men like John Cena and Batista into the world of Hollywood with him.
His list of records doesn’t end there as Johnson and his team have created the largest layered dip of all time, weighing in at colossal 540 pounds! After the record was confirmed, the record-breaking dip was donated to the Midnight Mission Homeless Shelter in Los Angeles, California.
If you thought the list of The Rock’s records was going to end there, you were very wrong! In 2017, Johnson’s digital studio Seven Bucks Digital Studios made a maze of 3000 cereal boxes to topple domino-style to set yet another Guinness World Record!