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7 of the Most Underwhelming World Champions in pro wrestling history

Aviral Shukla
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One of the worst heavyweight champs!
One of the worst heavyweight champs!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and not necessarily of Sportskeeda's

The history of professional wrestling is adorned with trailblazing champions that set the world on fire. World Championships have always been thought of as one of the most prestigious titles in all of professional wrestling. Over the years, we have seen many great World Champions in WWE and WCW history.

Men like Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock started revolutions when they confidently carried gold belts. These men enriched the championship lineage. However, there are numerous individuals who held wrestling's highest honour and only served to diminish its history.

Here is a list of the seven most underwhelming world heavyweight champions. 


#7 The Iron Sheikh

The Iron Sheikh served as a transitional champion back in the 1980s!
The Iron Sheikh served as a transitional champion back in the 1980s!

The hated Iranian athlete served as a transitional champion for one month in the early 80s. He amassed the title under scrutiny, as his opponent Bob Backlund never submitted.

Rather, his manager Arnold Skaaland submitted for him by throwing in the towel. Between the tainted victory and his pathetic one month reign, that would see him dropping the title to Hulk Hogan in a match that would result in the birth of Hulkamania. 

Sheiky-baby will go down as one of the worst champions in wrestling history.


#6 Jeff Jarett

Jarret was never the main event material!
Jarret was never the main event material!
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It should come to no surprise that Jeff Jarrett only held a heavyweight championship when either his friend Vince Russo was in charge, or after he founded TNA Wrestling.

Jarrett was a talented mid-card wrestler for Vince McMahon, but when he went to WCW with Vince Russo, his head writer friend pushed him to the moon. Despite being a slightly above average national worker, Jarrett never delivered as Heavyweight Champion. But he did give us the catchphrase "slap nuts."

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