20 Greatest U.S. WWE Champions of All Time
Although he only held the title for a combined reign of 47 days, Mankind did manage to hold the WWE title on three separate occasions. Always a fan favorite who would never shy away from the most hardcore of matches, Mick “Mankind” Foley worked his way up the ECW and WCW ranks before tasting WWE glory a few times.
Defeating The Rock twice for the title during their historic feud, Mankind also defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin in a triple threat match also featuring Triple H to reclaim the sweet taste of the title for the final time.
Truly embracing his namesake of Mankind, Foley is a true humanitarian who advanced wrestling for the greater good during his eccentric and impressive career.
19. Seth Rollins
Considering he is just truly entering the prime of his career, Seth Rollins has earned his place on this list. Claiming the title in a triple threat win over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, the title reign of Rollins was unexpected cut short after Rollins suffered a knee injury and the title was vacated. Assuming Rollins can bounce back from injury, he is certain to have several more shots at the title in the years to come.
18. John “Bradshaw” Layfield
JBL earned his first and only title by defeating Eddie Guerrero in a Texas Bullrope match at The Great American Bash in 2004. Although he would eventually lose the title to John Cena at WrestleMania 21, JBL’s reign of 280 days matches that of the two combined reigns of Yokozuna and surpasses the total of The Undertaker’s four combined reigns, which is literally quite big company.