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5 Youngest champions in WWE history

Being young didn
Being young didn't stop these Superstars from being a champion in WWE
Israel Lutete
FEATURED WRITER
Modified 04 Aug 2019, 02:50 IST
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A lot of WWE Superstars spend their entire career battling to achieve greatness, while others find out that they are born with greatness within them. And when that opportunity finally comes knocking, they must respond - whether or not they are ready to face the challenge.

That's what makes bearing witness to a young wrestler achieving Championship success fascinating. These performers are often no match for their opponent, but when they do the unthinkable by slaying the giant and taking the gold, it's always a welcome sight that creates a special moment for both the wrestler and for the WWE Universe.

The Superstars on this list have proven that anyone -- even a primary school learner -- can take down a challenger who underestimates them. They have made history and carried the gold with them as well.

So who exactly are these guys? Read on to discover the five youngest Superstars to ever win championship gold in WWE.


#5. Hornswoggle - Cruiserweight Champion (21 years old)

Hornswoggle pulled off the ultimate upset at The Great American Bash PPV in 2007 when he won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Hornswoggle pulled off the ultimate upset at The Great American Bash PPV in 2007 when he won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Hornswoggle, one of the biggest little men in WWE, became the youngest WWE Cruiserweight Champion ever when he won the title at The Great American Bash PPV in 2007. He defeated five other competitors to capture the title, which was controversial, to say the least.

The former Anonymous Raw GM left his opponents to battle it out in the ring before emerging from underneath the ring to hit his Tadpole Splash on Jamie Noble, scoring the win. However, none of the competitors were aware that he was in the match, but Hornswoggle was recognized as a legitimate champion at the age of 21.

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Published 26 Jul 2019, 05:48 IST
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