Before getting started, I wanted to thank my editor Steven Ferrari for his tireless efforts. He and I met while I was looking for a gift for my son, and I wandered into his old curiosity shop. He had this furry creature that I wanted, but he said I wasn’t responsible enough for it, so I showed him by buying it behind his back and almost destroying my entire town. Showed him. On with the article.
Winning the World Title is the be all and end all in the world of pro-wrestling. It means you’re the person the company wants as its face. As the person to represent the sport as a whole. It was the result of all the hours on the road, wrestling in front of twenty people. The prize at the end of the road that was littered with injuries, broken marriages and busted friendships.
A title win means big money, big matches, fame and fortune, your name etched into the record books for all time. However, there are times when someone winning a title is all wrong, and should have never even been thought of in the first place. A company, a booker, an owner, someone desperate for a time reminiscent of when champions like Ric Flair, Bruno, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and a few others made countless millions, and brought the sport to previously unknown heights. They make the mistake of thinking the title makes the man.
Careers collapse, fans run away in droves, and we’re left thinking “what the holy hell were they thinking?”. So, join your pal Caliber as we take a look at the Six World Title Reigns That Caused More Harm Than Good.