5 Superstars who have never had a WWE/Universal title match

5 Superstars who have never had a WWE/Universal title match

Although they have spent many years in WWE, these five superstars never had a chance to compete for the two major titles.


These five WWE Superstars have held titles throughout their careers. Some of them were part of successful tag teams and got to see their partners get shots at the major titles. Others were privileged to carry singles titles but never had the opportunity to fight for the top ones.

Today, only one of the five superstars is sure to get off this list soon. The other four seem far away from the WWE and Universal Championship title pictures and might have to wait for later opportunities.

Here are five WWE Superstars who have never had a WWE/Universal title match

#5. WWE Superstar Big E

Mr. Money in the Bank Big E

Big E has made a big name for himself in WWE since his debut on NXT in August 2012. He has won many titles throughout his career. Big E is a former NXT Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, and multi-time Tag Team Champion.


As part of The New Day, Big E witnessed his partner Kofi Kingston become the WWE Champion in 2019. Kingston has had many opportunities to fight for the top titles in WWE. Kofi's latest came at the Money in the Bank 2021 PPV, when he challenged Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship but came up short.

Despite his partner getting all these shots at the major titles, Big E never received a shot at any of the two championships. Big E's last title shot came for the Intercontinental Championship when he competed in a fatal four-way against Apollo Crews, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn last May.

Big E is sure to get off this list very soon. The former Tag Team Champion has captured the Money in the Bank briefcase to become the new Mr. Money in the Bank. The SmackDown Superstar now has the opportunity to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal title within the next 12 months.


Although Roman Reigns seems to have a huge challenge ahead after his confrontation with John Cena at Money in the Bank, The Tribal Chief should be aware of Big E. After nearly a decade in WWE, the former Intercontinental Champion seems eager to get his hands on his first major title.

#4. WWE Superstar Xavier Woods

WWE Superstar Xavier Woods

Just like his New Day partner Big E, Xavier Woods has never had the chance to fight for one of the two major titles in WWE.

The 34-year-old has excelled in tag team wrestling to become a multi-time Tag Team Champion. However, unlike his partners, Big E and Kofi Kingston, he could not win any singles titles.


Despite being in WWE for nine years since his NXT debut, Woods had only three shots at singles championships. His first opportunity came on Monday Night RAW in May 2014 when he participated in a Battle Royal for the United States Championship. Sheamus won the match to walk out with the title.

A few months later, Woods participated in another Battle Royal at WWE Battleground, but this time for the Intercontinental Championship. Again, the New Day member came up short as The Miz captured the title.

Surprisingly, Woods' last shot at a singles title came nearly six years ago when he answered John Cena's United States Championship open challenge. He lost that match by disqualification.


Xavier Woods recently defeated WWE Champion Bobby Lashley on the July 12 episode of Monday Night RAW. However, he does not seem close to getting a title shot after Goldberg's return to challenge The Almighty.

#3. WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews

WWE Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews is about to enter his eighth year as a WWE Superstar. He made his debut on NXT in August 2014 and has since become a well-known name on the roster.

During his time on NXT, Crews competed in five NXT Championship matches but failed to capture the title. He later moved to the main roster, where he had several shots to capture the RAW Tag Team Championships alongside Titus O'Neil but again came up short.


Last year, Crews tasted glory for the first time since joining WWE when he became United States Champion after defeating Andrade on Monday Night RAW. He held the title for three months before losing it to Bobby Lashley at Payback.

Throughout his career, the 33-year-old had several shots at the Intercontinental Championship. Although his first attempt to capture the title came in 2016 against The Miz, he did not succeed until this year's WrestleMania when he defeated Big E in a Nigerian Drum Fight.


Despite spending all these years under WWE's roof and being a former United States Champion and the current Intercontinental Champion, Crews has never had the chance to fight for either of the two top titles, the WWE and Universal.

#2. WWE Superstar Chad Gable

WWE Superstar Chad Gable

Chad Gable debuted in WWE in late 2014 when he defeated Troy McClain on an NXT house show. He later joined forces with Jason Jordan to form the American Alpha tag team. The two superstars had much success as a tag team. They held the NXT Tag Team titles and the SmackDown Tag Team Championships before parting ways when Jordan moved to RAW in 2017.


Less than a year later, Gable moved to RAW, too. He continued his tag team success as he joined forces with Bobby Roode to defeat the Authors of Pain to capture the RAW Tag Team titles in December 2018.

Despite being the second wrestler ever to win the NXT, RAW, and SmackDown Tag Team Championships after his former partner Jason Jordan, Gable is not as successful as a singles competitor.

The 35-year-old had only one shot at a singles title throughout his career in WWE. It came four years ago when he answered Kevin Owens' United States title open challenge and came up short. Gable never competed for the WWE or Universal Championships.


Gable recently established The Alpha Academy and recruited Otis as his first client on SmackDown.

#1. WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso

WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso

The Usos have been part of WWE for over a decade. They are one of the best tag teams in history and continue to prove it on SmackDown. They are five-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions and two-time RAW Tag Team Champions.


Jey and Jimmy recently recaptured the SmackDown Tag Team titles when they defeated Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. They are also part of The Bloodline, which is led by their cousin, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Before acknowledging Reigns as the Tribal Chief and Head of the Table, Jey Uso challenged his cousin for the Universal title twice. He lost to Reigns at Clash of Champions last year before suffering another defeat in a Hell In A Cell "I Quit" Match a month later.

Unlike his twin brother, Jimmy never had the chance to fight for any of the two major titles in WWE. Throughout his career, the 35-year-old fought only once for a singles title. It came as he participated in the Battle Royal for the United States Championship on SmackDown in November 2014.

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