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5 lowest drawing WWE Champions of all time

Thomas Lowson
ANALYST
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Though he was the Excellence of Execution, Bret Hart struggled to draw a crowd after winning the WWF title from Ric Flair.
Though he was the Excellence of Execution, Bret Hart struggled to draw a crowd after winning the WWF title from Ric Flair.

There is no prize richer in the WWE, than the WWE Championship. Since its inception in April 1963, 51 men have held the prestigious title, with its lineage spanning from the very first champion Buddy Rogers, to The Dreadlock Dynamo Kofi Kingston.

But throughout those 56 years, there have been all sorts of champions, some successful and some not so fortunate. Whilst Superstars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Hulk Hogan were able to set the world on fire with their title reigns, others weren't so lucky.

Whether it be bad booking, negative fan response or other problems, these WWE Superstars struggled to draw a crowd despite being the top dog in the WWE.

Here are the five lowest drawing WWE Champions who struggled to excite the crowd.


#5: Sycho Sid

Sycho Sid struggled to excite fans after capturing the WWF Championship during the mid-90s
Sycho Sid struggled to excite fans after capturing the WWF Championship during the mid-90s

As WCW Monday Nitro started dominating WWF Monday Night RAW in the ratings in late 1996, it was clear something needed to be changed. That change came in the form of Sycho Sid, who captured the WWF Championship at the 1996 Survivor Series.

Capturing the title, some feared that the company had returned to the land of the giants it was during the Hulkamania era.

Sid's tenure as Champion though failed to set the world on fire, as Sid was highly unpopular with fans, who had grown accustomed to the quick, athletic style of former champions Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels.

Losing the title at WrestleMania 13 to the Undertaker in 1997, Sid would never again regain the richest prize in WWE, though would have several world championship reigns years later in WCW.

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