By Kevin Sullivan
Unexpectedly it’s over, and within the heart of the hoop, one guy is positive. The referee increases his hand, and from someplace (you’re no longer particularly convinced the place simply because you’re nonetheless cheering), the shining image of this momentous win looks. With the gang nonetheless roaring, the winner stands on my own within the ring and increases the championship belt excessive over his head. The lighting fixtures shine off the WWE Championship name belt, and in that quick, the winner’s lifestyles might be replaced eternally.
For over part a century, Superstars have battled to win the WWE Championship. whereas the identify could have replaced, the status hooked up to the championship has exploded. that's due in no small half to the immortals of wrestling who've held this coveted title—Bruno Sammartino taking the name from the 1st holder, blood brother Rogers...the completely unforeseen win of “Superstar” Billy Graham...Hulk Hogan’s win over the Iron Sheik, who had refused a payoff to injure Hogan...Andre the Giant’s hand over of the name to Ted DiBiase...the newcomer win of the Undertaker...the commanding wrestling skills of Bret Hart...Shawn Michaels’s win in Montreal...the beautiful victories of Stone chilly Steve Austin...the triumph of the People’s Champion, The Rock...Triple H taking part in the game...the never-surrender angle of John Cena.
This is the chronicle of ways the name that's referred to now because the WWE Championship grew to become sports-entertainment’s such a lot coveted prize.