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Top 10 Longest Reigning WWE Champions

Top 10 Longest Reigning WWE Champions

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Here is the full list for the Top 10 Longest Reigning WWE Champions.

It was the first world title established in WWE, having been introduced in 1963 as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) World Heavyweight Championship.

As of February 5, 2021, there have been 139 recognized reigns between 52 recognized champions and 11 recognized vacancies (there are 4 reigns, 2 people, and 2 vacancies that are not recognized by the WWE). The first champion was Buddy Rogers, who won the championship in 1963. The champion with the single longest reign is Bruno Sammartino with a reign of 2,803 days while the record for longest combined reign is also held by Sammartino at 4,040.

John Cena has a reign of 16 WWE Championship’s matching Ric Flair’s record of 16 reigns. Eight men in history have held the championship for a continuous reign of one year (365 days) or more: Bruno Sammartino (who achieved the feat on two occasions), Pedro Morales, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, John Cena, CM Punk, and AJ Styles.

Top 10 Longest Reigning WWE Champions

1. Bruno Sammartino House show 2,803 Days
2. Bob Backlund WWF on MSG Network 2,135 days
3. Hulk Hogan WWF on MSG Network 1,474 Days
4. Bruno Sammartino House show 1,237 days
5. Pedro Morales House show 1,027 days
6. CM Punk Survivor Series 434 days
7. John Cena Unforgiven 381 days
8. AJ Styles SmackDown 371 days
9. “Macho Man” Randy Savage WrestleMania IV 371 days
10. Hulk Hogan WrestleMania V 364 days

Who is the longest WWE champion of all time?

--The longest reigning champion is 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, and 1 day).

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