Saturday, February 24

10 Worst Champions Of WWE’s Attitude Era

Let’s all take a trip back in the past to the chaotic and mayhem-filled world that is the WWE‘s Attitude era. Back when names like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and The Rock were constantly on television, giving fans a reason to tune in every Monday night. Of course, with names like that, the era was iconic and housed some of the greatest rivalries in WWE history.


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10 Hervina Was Nothing More Than A Comedy Act

Somehow Was Able To Damage The Women’s Title’s Reputation Even More

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

January 31st, 2000

February 1st, 2000

1 Day

WWE in the Attitude era didn’t really use women for much more than eye candy. The Women’s Championship was deactivated in 1995 after Alundra Blayze left for WCW and the title wouldn’t come back until 1998, when Jacqueline beat Sable for the vacant belt.

“Hervina” became the first man to hold the Women’s title after he beat The Kat in a “lumberjill snowbunny” match. Hervina was long-time WWE employee Harvey Wippleman, who had worked as a referee, road agent, and on-screen talent. Luckily, his reign only lasted a day as Jacqueline was able to get the title away from him on the episode of SmackDown filmed the following night.

9 Mark Henry Was Gifted The European Championship

Turned On D’Lo Brown For A Month And Admitted To Having A Sex Addiction

Mark Henry European Champion Cropped

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

August 23rd, 1999

September 26th, 1999

34 Days

Mark Henry had a pretty short and unremarkable month-long reign with the European Championship. To start, he never actually won the belt and instead was gifted it by Jeff Jarrett after Henry helped Double J beat D’Lo Brown at SummerSlam. He’d proceed to feud with Brown over the belt after his heel turn before losing the title to him at Unforgiven.

The following night, Henry attempted to make up with his former partner and confessed to having a sex addiction, continuing with his “Sexual Chocolate” character. This story would feature the never-forgotten moment where he and Mae Young gave birth to a hand.

8 Booker T & Test Were A Thrown Together Team

The Duo Also Had A Similar Reign With The WCW World Tag Team Titles

Booker T Test

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

October 30th, 2001

November 12th, 2001

13 Days

Both Booker T and Test were in the midst of singles runs when the decision was made for the two to team together and capture the WCW and WWE World Tag Team Championships. The two title reigns didn’t last long and are looked back on as a small blip in the careers of both men.

After losing the titles, they both went back to what they were doing previously and rarely mentioned their short partnership afterward, leaving a pretty forgettable title reign.

7 Billy Gunn Was Far From The One

Was Given A Short Singles Run After D-Generation X

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

November 21st, 2000

December 10th, 2000

19 Days

After suffering a torn rotator cuff, Gunn was, in storyline, removed from D-Generation X and took a few months away from television. Upon his return, he lost the gimmick of Mr. Ass and quickly became “The One”. This new name and attitude received a singles push where Gunn was able to beat Eddie Guerrero for the Intercontinental Championship.

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This reign wouldn’t be made to last as Gunn lost the belt 19 days later and moved on to the Hardcore Championship. The push died down in 2001 as well, with Billy Gunn now finding a new tag team partner in Chuch Palumbo.

6 Chris Jericho Was A Supporting Cast Member

His World Title Reign Was Background To The Stephanie & Triple H Story

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

December 9th, 2001

March 17th, 2002

98 Days

It has been talked about countless times how impressive of a feat Chris Jericho was able to accomplish when he beat both Steve Austin and The Rock in one night to capture both the WWE and WCW World Championships. On the other hand, it has been talked about countless times how Chris Jericho, despite being the Undisputed Champion, became a background character going into his WrestleMania feud.

After Triple H won the 2002 Royal Rumble, their feud over the Undisputed Title became much more about Stephanie McMahon and Triple H’s relationship. The early part of his reign was decent, as he beat both The Rock and Steve Austin in rematches at the Royal Rumble and No Way Out, respectively.

5 The Kat Didn’t Do Much For The Women’s Belt

Won And Defended Her Title In Non-Wrestling Matches

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

December 12th, 1999

January 31st, 2000

50 Days

Despite being signed to WWE, The Kat was not much of a wrestler. Most of her career was spent doing “matches” such as evening gown pool matches, bikini contests, or the aforementioned lumberjill snowbunny match.

She would find herself on the receiving end of a Women’s title run when she won a fatal four-way evening gown pool match. Her run lasted an impressive 50 days before Harvey Wippleman disguised himself as a woman and beat her for the title.

4 Mideon Found The European Championship

Shane McMahon Awarded Him The Title

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

June 21st, 1999

July 25th 1999

34 Days

The European Championship had its fair share of champions who never actually won the title. Mideon became champion by finding the title in Shane McMahon’s bag after Shane retired the belt. This reign bled into the previously mentioned reign of Mark Henry, who was gifted the European title.

Mideon only held the title for 34 days before losing it to D’Lo Brown at Fully Loaded 1999. Mideon wouldn’t be able to hold the title again, but he did make an attempt when he became “Naked Mideon” and challenged William Regal for the belt in 2000.

3 Diamond Dallas Page & Kanyon Looked Weak As A Team

The Two Were Demolished By The Undertaker & Kane

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

August 7th, 2001

August 19th, 2001

12 Days

The two Jersey Triad partners moved to WWE after WCW was purchased in 2001. It wasn’t long, as by that summer, the two men were able to overcome the APA and capture their first WWE World Tag Team Championship together. However, things wouldn’t stay great for the duo as they were in the midst of a feud with The Undertaker and Kane.

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The two teams wrestled a Steel Cage match at that year’s SummerSlam, where The Undertaker and Kane easily defeated DDP and Kanyon to capture the belts. Kanyon was able to recover as he held the WCW United States title. DDP, on the other hand, wasn’t as lucky.

2 Val Venis Had A Forgettable Reign With The Intercontinental Championship

He Almost Went To WrestleMania As Champion

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

February 14th, 1999

March 15th, 1999

29 Days

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 1999 saw Val Venis capture his second singles title and the first of his two reigns as Intercontinental Champion. Both of his reigns with the IC belt were pretty forgettable, but his first only lasted 29 days, and fell short of entering WrestleMania as the champion.

Venis would lose the title to Road Dogg on Raw right before WrestleMania 15. As a result, Venis got his title rematch as part of a Four Corners Elimination match also featuring Ken Shamrock and Goldust.

1 Vince McMahon Booked Himself To Be World Champion

Defeated Triple H For The Belt And Vacated It The Next Week

Date Of Title Win

Date Of Title Loss

Length Of Reign

September 14th, 1999

September 20th, 1999

6 Days

Vince McMahon was absent from television after the Fully Loaded 1999 main event saw Steve Austin beat The Undertaker, with the stipulation that McMahon would be banned from WWE if Austin won. Upon his return, McMahon started a feud with Triple H, who was the WWE Champion at that time and was given a title match against The Game on an episode of SmackDown.

Despite dominating the match, Austin interfered and helped McMahon win his first and only WWE Championship. The moment shocked fans all over the world, as no one expected McMahon to win the title. Vince would relinquish the championship on the next episode of Raw, as he was still banned from appearing in the WWE.

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