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5 Superstars that won the WWE title the quickest

Which wrestlers took the least amount of time to get to the gold?

A.J. Styles became WWE Champion in just 231 days 

A.J. Styles recently became the 6th fastest WWE Champion in history, after he defeated Dean Ambrose with a low blow at WWE Backlash, this weekend. Styles has taken the WWE Universe by storm ever since he debuted at the Royal Rumble earlier this year.

Sure, there have been WWE Champions who’ve gone on to hold the TNA Championship, but it’s really rare to find a TNA Champion coming and making such a major mark in WWE.

Considering the traffic on our own site shortly after his win, we can only say that we think WWE made the right choice. As we get set for his phenomenal run, let’s look at 5 other champions in history who won the belt quicker than The Phenomenal One AJ Styles did. 

#5 Yokozuna

Yokozuna took only 173 days to reach the top

Recently, we mourned the passing of the legendary Mr. Fuji. Now let’s look at the most famous superstar whom Mr. Fuji managed. Yokozuna was an unbeatable and unstoppable monster who destroyed everything in his path ever since he joined WWF/WWE.

A Samoan, who played the part of a Japanese sumo wrestler, he would win the 1993 Royal Rumble and go on to face Bret Hart at Wrestlemania IX. And dominant as he was, Yokozuna would go over Bret Hart that night.

Sadly, the legendary burial machine of professional wrestling, Hulk Hogan, would defeat Yokozuna for the championship, only a few minutes later. But Yokozuna would get his revenge at King of The Ring 1993, when he would defeat Hulk Hogan and win the title from him.

Today we remember Yokozuna for his mammoth size, but being as agile as a cat despite his physique. 

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