10 Times Wrestling Titles Were Disrespected

10 Times Wrestling Titles Were Disrespected


the old cardboard belt is dead I killed it but it was a mercy killing after seeing it limp through existence battered and disrespected of the bony shoulders of a child in a Dutch pornstar however it turns out this incident is not without precedent as the wrestling history books are full of belt being abused on purpose or otherwise whether it’s by being physically thrown around booked dolefully or strapped to the waist of someone utterly ludicrous in one year Vince Russo managed to do all three to the WCW title and Oh we’ll get to that I’m Adam from what culture calm and here at ten times wrestling titles were disrespected number 10 Austin throws the icy title in a river this is probably the least a nurse because involves the rock and Steve Austin’s years long feud and that is a very nice piece of meat but still it did involve the poor I see title being Hoyt into a river it happened in December 1997 with the rattlesnake being forced to forfeit the bell to the Brahma bull instead he chose to chuck it from a bridge treasured memory though it may be it did involve Austin basically saying I don’t care about this piece of crap belt anymore and then discarding it that is cold ice cold very cold as a phrase I’m looking for something cold totes cold that’s it The Rock would get revenge a year and a half later through an Austin smoking skull belt off a bridge of his own number nine Hornswoggle is the last ever cruiserweight champion Oh No Hornswoggle the walking embodiment of the death of storytelling no but seriously best of luck with all the future endeavors and the man who played the Leprechaun isn’t a terrible human I assume but he was the Angel of Death four things that used to have potential the anonymous raw GM dead when Hornswoggle got involved Vince’s illegitimate son angle dead when Hornswoggle got involved DX yep Finley’s in-ring career mm-hmm and of course the cruiserweight title you know that thing the dean malenko Eddie Guerrero Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio turned into one of the hottest belts in WCW you know that one yeah they put that belt on Hornswoggle and it was retired sixty-five days later in 2007 because of some storyline bull for shame tadpole for shame number eight Nikita Koloff smashes up the US title Nikita Koloff judging by his name was obviously an Italian gentleman no of course he was a stereotypical foreign Russian heel-toe la Audria Koloff match yes I know that’s Bulgaria be quiet party ruining paedon when Koloff returned to WCW F sometime in the AWA what better title for the Russian nightmare to go after than lex luger x’ u.s. title USA USA flag flag flag go home team and he really king went after it smashing it against a ring post ruining it and forcing the debut of a new belt which could last all the way until the invasion and speaking of belts being destroyed number seven Greg Valentine destroys the IC title Greg Valentine name of the saint hair of a Barbie also planted himself a bell true enough the WWF were planning to debut a new Intercontinental title belt in 1985 the classic design we all know and love and what better way to do it and create some heat in the process than by destroying the old one at that point Valentine had a 285 day reign with the IC title the fifth longest reign of all time when Tito Santana beat him for the championship in a steel cage incensed Valentine took the belt inside the cage and destroyed it bad grandpa very bad glam boy and grandpa number six Ted DiBiase buys a WWF title on to the WWF title now and another act of storyline disrespect the year was 1988 I was only one year old at the time Jack’s parents would be born two years later and somehow Stan was already running up against an editing deadline back to work dick ed Ted DiBiase the big rich son of AB had been trying to buy Hogan’s title but the Hulkster said no dice then Andre P Hogan in February 1988 on Saturday night’s main event thanks to Dave hebner’s evil twin Earl Hebner no seriously though as soon as Andre was crowned champ he sold the belt to the dastardly DiBiase the belt was immediately vacated by President Jack Tunney because of the Million Dollar Man disrespectful actions leading to the WrestleMania four championship tournament and the vibe harvey wippleman wins the Women’s Title are the women’s title has seen some BS come his way in the last few decades the worst of which we will get to but how’s this for starters Bobby wippleman is noted for being the manager of Sid Justice Kamala and Bertha Fey and also for participating in a tuxedo match with Howard Finkel one of the worst things to have ever happened and I do mean of all things in the world wippleman was noted for one more thing being the only man to have ever won the women’s title hmm he once dragged up as her Vina and defeated the cat for the belt in a lumberjill snow bunny match in January 2000 that happened this side of the millennium cool number for mr. perfect hammers a WWF title the last instance of storyline disrespect now and a shocking sight see a man smash up the Wingard eagle belt with a hammer because it was a bloody great belt design even though it didn’t spin which obviously makes it worthless in October 1989 on episode of Saturday night main event the genius aka Lanny Poffo in full cab mode beat Hulk Hogan via count-out after mr. perfect clobbered him with the WWF title before scampering off with it later that night perfect told the belt to get rekt and bashed it apart with a hammer while the genius danced around the background weirdly Hogan and found the belt and cradled it like it was a dying fawn many fans believed that the remains of the belt were turned into the hardcore championship but that’s a myth the remains actually currently reside with a private collector number 3 everything that happened to the WCW title in 2000 Oh Oh Nelly so by the year 2000 WCW had begun to spiral out of control they were being crushed in the ratings by dumb pwf and like a child trying to attract attention it started screaming eating bugs and bashing his head against doors it simply ruined its title in 2000 with a belt changing hands 19 times including four times in eight days at one point it was vacated six times and put around the waist of not only David Arquette the actor but also Vince goddamn Russo himself the lunatic behind most of these awful booking decisions it was also thrown to the ground at batterer the beach that year in a terrible work shoot turned real shoot between Russo and Hogan by the time W F for WCW the belt was practically worthless number two Shane Douglas throws down the NWA title Shane Douglas or Dean Douglas if you never heard of ECW here’s looking at you Jack may not have had the biggest of impacts in WWF but the franchise found himself at the heart of one of the most shocking and controversial things to ever happen to a championship belt in 1994 he was part of ECW then called Eastern Championship Wrestling the company that was also part of the National Wrestling Alliance now the NWA heavyweight title was vacant and Douglas won it in a tournament he then took to the ring and recited the names of previous nwa champions like Lou Thesz Harley Race Ric Flair Ricky Steamboat before then saying they could all kiss his and then he threw the belt to the ground he pronounced nwa dead and held up the ECW title as the only world title worth holding shortly after Eastern Championship Wrestling will become Extreme Championship Wrestling and there aren’t many more extreme ways to make a name for yourself then by disrespecting at one time the most prestigious belt of the country and number one medusa trashes the woman’s Title probably the most famous example of a belt being trashed and this time literally the Monday Night Wars were in full swing and in December 1995 Medusa formally alundra blayze and WWF defected over to WCW unfortunately for Vince she happened to be Women’s Champion at the time an Eric Bischoff the Cheshire cats deadbeat dad said bring the belt with you she did and drop the nearly four decades old belt in a trash can live on air I can’t fully comprehend what must have happened in Vince McMahon’s head when he found out about that but I imagine it was a lot like a strobe light fucking a drum kit inside a tornado and that’s our list did we miss any out tell us about it in the comments don’t forget to Like share and subscribe you can even follow me on Twitter here I’m Adam from what coach calm and I’ll see you soon


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