10 Longest Times Between First And Last WWE Title Victories

40 years is, remarkably, not a record.


This past week's superspecial albeit entirely Network mandated 'reunion' episode of Raw saw a number of records tumble, and, unusually for a company so obsessed with such bleatings, mostly in secret.

For one, the show ultimately proved fruitful, pulling Raw's best television rating since last year's post-WrestleMania edition. This statistic is one WWE definitely will mention - to the faces of investors, anyway.

The actual content of the show didn't necessarily warrant such attention, but the 24/7 Championship scramble, the one chunk of ongoing entertainment, arguably did. And it was here where some actual records were broken.

In 'beating' Drake Maverick courtesy of a Boogeyman assist, Pat Patterson became the oldest title holder in the company's history, rather conveniently edging out the now troublesome Fabulous Moolah. But the forty years between his first WWE title of any kind and what is probably his last, is remarkably not the longest stint between initial and ultimate championship glory.

In fact, it's not even the second longest; Patterson, though he ranks highly in such stakes, was pushed out that very same night. Two others also managed to make the top ten, replacing Hulk Hogan and Bob Backlund. That said, if Backlund's to be believed, he never really lost his WWE title in the first place...

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