4 WWE Superstars who elevated the championships that they held
The relevance of championship in professional wrestling has always been a hotly debated topic in the wrestling community. Many feel that in the current era, where there are a plethora of titles and multiple title changes throughout the year, the prestige of holding a championship has gone down drastically. While it is true that today there aren't title reigns which last for years, we believe that it is totally up to the talent when to comes to making the title he/she holds more relevant and add to the lineage of the said championship.
WWE has time and time again come under the scanner for overloading its roster with various championships. Barring the world titles and the women's championships, the company's handling of the secondary and the tag titles have been heavily criticized by both fans and critics.
The latest victim of the company's abhorrent misuse of a Championship has been the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, which was completely overlooked when The IIconics held them.
Despite all that, there have been a few title reigns over the past few years which have been very noteworthy. The holder, in this case, helped elevate the title during the time they held it. Here are four such WWE Superstars.
#4 Seth Rollins (Intercontinental Championship)
Before slaying the Beast twice in 2019, Seth Rollins was setting the world on fire as the Intercontinental Champion in 2018. Rollins started 2018 with a career-making Ironman performance in a seven-man gauntlet match on a February episode of RAW. Rollins would follow it up by winning the Intercontinental Title in a Triple Threat Match against The Miz and Finn Balor in the opening match of WrestleMania 34.
Following his win at WrestleMania 35, Rollins would go on a year having great matches against the likes of The Miz, Finn Balor, Apolo Crews, Elias, Kevin Owens, and even Mojo Rawley. He would drop the title to Dolph Ziggler on an episode of Monday Night RAW, following which the duo would have one of the best feuds of 2018.
After a year and half of wandering around as babyface, Rollins finally found his groove as a singles star as the Intercontinental Champion. Rollins' reign as the Intercontinental Champ helped establish The Kingslayer as the undisputed workhorse on Monday Nights. He not only carried the Intercontinental Title with pride but also help make it the most prestigious champion on the red brand.