WWE Championship - Reigns


The WWE Championship was the first world championship introduced into WWE in 1963. The inaugural champion was Buddy Rogers, and there have been 43 different official champions overall. The longest reigning champion was Bruno Sammartino who held the title from May 17, 1963 to January 18, 1971 for a total of 2,803 days (7 years, 8 months, & 4 days). The shortest reigning champion was André the Giant who officially held the title for 30 seconds. The youngest champion was Brock Lesnar, who won the title at the age of 25. The oldest champion is Mr. McMahon who won at the age of 54. John Cena has held the title the most times with 10 championship reigns. The current champion is CM Punk, who is in his second reign, defeating Alberto Del Rio to win the championship at Survivor Series on November 20, 2011 in New York City. At over a full calendar year, Punk's current reign is the longest in five years and the seventh longest reign of all time.

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