10 WWE Superstars with the longest gaps between title reigns
Nothing is more sweet for a professional athlete than winning a Championship in their professional sport after coming up short year after year.
This is something we have seen through many different sports teams over the years, be it basketball, baseball, soccer and even for the like of Tiger Woods in golf. Some of these droughts have even spawned decades, such as in the NHL, when the New York Rangers suffered a 54-year Stanley Cup drought from 1940 until 1994, or even longer for the baseball team the Chicago Cubs, who went on a 108 year drought in the World Series.
Sometimes it can be no different in wrestling, certainly not as long as the Chicago Cubs, but a long time for the short career of a professional wrestler.
When Brock Lesnar won the WWE Championship at the 2014 SummerSlam, it had been the first time in ten and a half years since he had held Championship gold in WWE. The Beast Incarnate is not alone here though as more than a dozen superstars have gone even longer in between Championship reigns.
Whether it is because they left WWE and returned somewhere down the line or were even retired and still officially are, here are the top 10 longest gaps in between Championship reigns for WWE superstars.
Before we get into it, some other interesting WWE title drought for Superstars include...
Kane - 6 years, Drew McIntyre - 6 years and 6 months, Vince McMahon - 7 years and 7 months, Mark Henry - 8 years and 10 months, Hulk Hogan - 8 years and 11 months, The Rock - 10 years and 5 months, Curt Hawkins - 10 years and 6 months, Ric Flair - 11 years and 2 months and Bobby Lashley 11 years and 7 months.
#10 Candice Michelle - 11 Years and 9 months
Candice Michelle really had to work in WWE. She proved her critics wrong with strong performances throughout her tenure in the company.
Michelle went under some pretty serious training in 2006 and 2007 and would actually become a pretty good performer.
The winner of the 2007 PWI award for Most Improved Wrestler of the Year, she would defeat Melina for the WWE Women's Championship at Vengeance 2007. Michelle would hold the Championship until that October, losing it to Beth Phoenix at No Mercy and wouldn't see Women's Championship gold again.
After parting ways with WWE in June 2009, we wouldn't see her return to the company again for an entire decade. Michelle returned to WWE for a cameo appearance on the RAW Reunion show this past July and would incredibly pin fellow former WWE Superstar Kelly Kelly for the WWE 24/7 Championship, before quickly losing it to Alundra Blayze.