10 Current WWE Superstars who hold records in other promotions
All of these superstars are legends outside the WWE.
You can sense the times changing when the mid-card of the WWE consists of bonafide World Champions from some of their biggest rivals. The indy revolution in the WWE and the gradual shift towards getting in seasoned performers rather than green poster boys have translated into high-quality matches being delivered on a regular basis.
AJ Styles gave Brock Lesnar his greatest match in years, just saying.
"The Phenomenal One" is one of the many stalwarts of other promotions who have denounced the age-old myth of WWE being the burial grounds for 'outsiders'. These former-wrestlers turned-sports-entertainers accomplished monumental feats in companies looking to become WWE's replacement, only to give away their best talents to the bully in the yard.
In this piece, we take a look at the incredible records that these non-WWE standouts still hold, which may have surely been a driving force behind their WWE signing.
#1 Bobby Roode: Longest Reigning TNA World and Tag Team Champion, Most Tag Team Title Reigns
"The Glorious One" could have been a future TNA/Impact Hall of Famer had the rumours of the division itself being discontinued altogether been false.
Nonetheless, the former NXT Champion was one of the top stars during TNA's heydays. Along with "Cowboy" James Storm as part of the highly-entertaining Beer Money Inc. moniker, Roode rose through the ranks to become a world title contender.
Roode and Storm held the title on five different occasions with a combined reign of 514 days; both of which are records. By the time Roode was done with the fruitful alliance, he was a top heel champion in the making, forcing the company into giving him his biggest push till date.
His one and only reign with the TNA World title came right after his split with Storm that lasted for 256 days. It will be interesting to see whether he manages to surpass that figure with the WWE title, which we're sure he will win sometime in the near future.