10 Oldest World Champions In Wrestling History

These men were winning titles when most wrestlers are fighting the thought of retirement.

With the way WWE handles their younger talent, the topic of younger main event players and World Champions is a hot button issue on the internet. Fans have been growing quite tired of the "same old, same old", and they want to see some new, fresh blood infused into the top of the card. Even though it seems like the "old guard" is on top of the company all the time these days, it really is nothing compared to the past. The ten entries on this list all won World Titles at much more "advanced" ages than the likes of John Cena or Randy Orton are today. For the sake of keeping the argument relatively simple, this is only being kept to the following title histories: WWWF/WWF/WWE, WCW, ECW, TNA and NWA (from inception until WCW left the fold, and then in their years with TNA only). Also, each person will only be on the list one time, no matter what they did in the past. For example, if Wrestler A won a World Title in one company at 45, and then won another World Title for a different company at 52, his reign at 45 wouldn't count here. For those of you who care about these kinds of things, there is a spoiler involved in the #8 spot on the list, so if you're bothered by spoilers, feel free to skip from #9 to #7. Let's get things underway with the youngest man on the list...


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