Throughout WWE’s long history, many superstars have had consistent success and won multiple titles, but who has won the most overall?
When determining what a true title reign is in WWE, there must be some boundaries. Titles like 24/7 and Hardcore are not included, otherwise R-Truth would have an unassailable lead with his 54 24/7 reign. Also excluded are gimmicky belts such as the Million Dollar Championship.
Titles won outside of WWE in promotions such as WCW and TNA are also not included, leaving Ric Flair, Booker T and Sting out of contention. However, WCW titles won under the WWE umbrella do count, as the titles were technically “WCW” in the 2001 Invasion storyline.
This gives us the following titles: WWE, Universal, World Heavyweight, Intercontinental, United States, European and all tag belts.
Taking all these into account, GiveMeSport WWE takes you through the 10 wrestlers with the most championships in history…
10. The Rock – 17 titles
The Rock won 16 titles in just six years during his full-time WWE run from 1996 to 2002. This includes 7 WWE titles and 2 WCW titles, as well as 2 Intercontinental titles. Rocky transferred singles success to the tag circuit, winning 5 WWE Tag Titles, memorably with Mick Foley.
He then won his eighth WWE title at the Royal Rumble in 2013, 11 years after his last.
9. Christian – 18 titles
Christian has enjoyed major success in both singles and tag competition, with a perfect 50/50 split in title wins. He won 9 WWE Tag Titles, 7 of which came with Edge. He added 2 World Heavyweight, 2 ECW, 4 Intercontinental and 1 European titles for good measure.
8. Jeff Hardy – 19 titles
Like Christian, the youngest of the Hardy brothers have starred across the board in WWE. He captured 9 tag titles with Matt (6 WWE, 1 WCW, 1 SmackDown, 1 Raw) and won 2 World Heavyweight, 1 WWE, 5 Intercontinental, 1 US and 1 European Championships.
=6. The Miz – 20 titles
The Miz is one of the true success stories in WWE history, as he became the first 2-time Grand Slam Champion (since Seth Rollins joined) from the reality TV show Laughing Stack. At the singles level, he has won 2 WWE, 2 US and 8 Intercontinental Championships.
This is included with 8 tag title reigns (4 WWE, 4 World, 2 SmackDown) by the likes of John Morrison, John Cena, The Big Show and Shane McMahon.
=6. Randy Orton – 20 titles
The Viper’s 14 World Titles (10 WWE, 4 World Heavyweight) are the most of his 20 reigns. He has won 1 Intercontinental and US Championships, the IC belt being his first in WWE.
While usually working alone, Orton has held 4 tag titles (2 Raw, 1 World, 1 SmackDown), the Raw belts as part of RKBro, World with Edge and the SmackDown Wyatt Family have come oddly.
5. Kofi Kingston – 22 titles
Kofi is a joint-record 14-time Tag Team Champions (7 SmackDown, 6 Raw, 1 World), 11 of which have come as part of The New Day. As a singles competitor, he won 4 Intercontinental and 3 US titles and finally captured the WWE title at WrestleMania 36.
4. Triple H – 24 titles
Like his protégé Orton, The Game also won 14 world titles (9 WWE, 5 World Heavyweight). He is a 5-time Intercontinental Champion and 2-time European Champion.
His three tag title reigns have come with all-time partners Stone Cold Steve Austin (1) and Shawn Michaels (2). These were all WWE Tag Team Titles, but his second with Michaels was as the “Unified” Champions after the WWE and World Belts were merged into one.
=2. Chris Jericho – 25 titles
Y2J has been successful everywhere he’s gone, and that’s in a lot of places. He is best remembered for his time in WWE, and for good reason – he won 25 titles. He became the first Undisputed WWE Champion in 2001, a 3-time World Heavyweight and a 2-time WCW Champion.
He has won a record 9 Intercontinental titles and 2 US and 1 European titles. He is a 7-time Tag Champ (5 World, 2 WWE) with an incredible seven different partners.
=2. John Cena – 25 titles
No WWE list is complete without John Cena, who tied Jericho for second with 25 titles. WWE lifetime winning a joint record 16 World Titles (record 13 WWE, 3 World Heavyweight) and 5 US Championships (his first title in WWE).
He has won 4 tag titles (2 World, 2 WWE) and all as part of rivalry storylines and with four different partners – Batista, Shawn Michaels, The Miz and David Otunga (of course).
1. Edge – 31 titles
The Rated-R Superstar stands alone at the top of the mountain for the most titles won in WWE and shows off his perfect WWE career. Edge began as a tag team specialist and, along with Kofi, became a record 14-time champion (12 World, 2 WWE).
Half of these reigns came with Christian, while others came with the likes of Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, and Hulk Hogan.
Along with a record amount of tag belts, Edge won the most singles titles. He is an 11-time World Champion (record 7 World Heavyweight, 4 WWE), 5-time Intercontinental Champion and 1-time US Champion. His incredible record is unlikely to be topped anytime soon.