5 Superstars who held the WWE championship for just one day

If you blinked, you may have missed these reigns.

Thomas Lowson

Mysterio won the WWE Championship in 2011.

There can be few things better than capturing a championship as a part of the WWE roster.

Winning a title in WWE cements your legacy forever. In the years and decades to come, your name will live forever as part of an elite list of few Superstars who were able to capture gold.

There's something all-encompassing about championship gold, as every man and woman on the roster, no matter how big or small, no matter how featured or unfeatured, wants to be champion.

Several titles in WWE have decades of history, including the WWE Championship, which this year turned 55.

Some titles, are relatively new, most notably the NXT United Kingdom Championships, which are still in their infancy.

For some Superstars though, they were finally able to capture a championship, only for it to be so cruelly taken away from them, for a multitude of reasons.

Here are five WWE Superstars who held a championship in the company, for just a day.


#5 WWF Champion Yokozuna (1993)

Yokozuna's first reign came to an abrupt end.

As a mountain of a man, Yokozuna was destined to win the 1993 Royal Rumble, and did just that, earning a shot at the WWF Champion, Bret Hart.

Meeting at Ceaser's Palace at WrestleMania 9, the Sumo wrestler was able to defeat the Hitman, thanks to some help from Mr. Fuji, to win the prestigious WWF Championship.

Rather than have time to celebrate though, Fuji laid a challenge to Hulk Hogan, who had just returned to the company not long before, to an immediate title match.


Within seconds, Hogan, predictably won the match, and the title, to a mixed response by the crowd, who had grown tired of the Hulkster always winning.

The story goes that the plan was for Hogan to lose the title to Bret at Summerslam, in a passing the torch moment, though Hogan never intended for this to happen, instead losing the belt back to Yoko at King of the Ring.

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Published 14 Dec 2018, 18:30 IST