Pro wrestling is one of the most popular forms of entertainment of all time and has regularly seen ratings that go through the roof. And when it comes to pro wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment is right at the top of the pile, offering the kind of theatre and competitiveness that no other industry can. It’s a great time, regardless of whether it’s being watched live or at home; and these days we can even watch our favourite wrestlers battle it out through our various smart devices.
Whatever form you like to enjoy WWE, there’s no denying that there’s nothing quite like it, and it’s why it has garnered such a huge following over the years. Check out these facts that even the most devout WWE fan might not be aware of.
When it comes to the most wins of all time, nobody has ever quite reached the level of famous WWE champion Bruno Sammartino. He holds the record for being the longest reigning victor in the history of pro wrestling, where he was able to hold on to the title for over 2800 days. He first claimed the belt in May of 1963 and would carry it with him until January of 1971. It’s a record that has never even come close to being broken, and it’s highly unlikely that it ever will.
The Oldest Champion
Only one man holds the record for being the oldest WWE Champion in the history of the organisation. That title belongs to Vince McMahon – the creator and boss of WWE, who claimed the title when he was at the age of 54.
The Kindest Wrestler
Most people know John Cena as one of the greatest and most charismatic stars in WWE history, but there’s another reason that Cena has earned himself a reputation: his kindness. He currently holds the record for granting the most wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. By the time 2015, he had granted 500 wishes in total, and has continued his good work since.
The Undertaker boasts a career in professional wrestling that spans a period of more than a quarter of a century, an impressive feat all on its own. But many feel that his real achievement is his streak of 21 victories and no losses for WrestleMania. He would eventually lose his incredible streak during WrestleMania 30, where he was bested by Brock Lesnar, and it still makes a great watch today on a Saturday night between a strong drink and the latest horse racing betting sites.
The Most Fans In One Place
Speaking of WrestleMania, there’s no WWE event that’s quite as popular, and nothing proves this more than WrestleMania 32. This particular event holds a special record for being the first event to host more than 100,000 WWE fans in total, which took place in the city of Dallas. The closest was WrestleMania 3, which saw a total of 93000 people attending in Michigan.
Andre The Giant
Andre The Giant is a legend among the wrestling crowd, and for the first 15 years of his career he remained undefeated, only losing to Hulk Hogan during WrestleMania III.