On the Raw after WrestleMania, Seth Rollins reveled in his Intercontinental Championship victory. He also celebrated the fact that he
was now a WWE Grand Slam champion, having won the WWE World Heavyweight, United
States and WWE Tag Team championships alongside his new prize.
Rollins also noted that he joined the rest of his Shield
brethren as Grand Slam champs. But he wasn’t the only wrestler to join this
prestigious group this year; Randy Orton joined the club in March after winning
the United States Championship.
The notion of a Grand Slam champion in WWE isn’t new – Shawn
Michaels coined the phrase after winning the European Championship in 1997 –
but after adding only one person to the group between 2013-16, WWE has added
four names in the past eight months.
19 men have become Grand Slam champions, but what’s
really amazing is the list of WWE wrestlers who have not won a Grand Slam championship. We’re talking Hall-of-Famers and
elite superstars who are multiple-time world champions, guys who have seemingly
captured every title there is out there, but somehow are not recognized with this elite accomplishment.
Let’s take a look at some of the biggest names out there who
have yet to join this elite group.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.