Best Wrestler to NEVER Win a World Championship

Best Wrestler to NEVER Win a World Championship

World Championships Included: WWE/F Championship, WCW Championship, NWA Championship, ECW Championship, WWE ECW Championship, WCW International World Championship, and TNA/IMPACT Championship

(***AWA World Championship was NOT Included***)

What’s going on PCW Universe, thanks for checking out our Best Wrestler to NEVER Win a World Championship Tournament. Over the years there have been great wrestlers to never win a World Championship including the likes Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig, The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, and many many more which prompted us to put this tournament together. The seeding was determined via a draft that was conducted by TK and Big Sexy from the Reality Wrestling Podcast. Voting was done by a panel of 10 PCW correspondents with one tiebreaker on the outside of the room with the final vote. The 10 panelists include TK and Big Sexy from the Reality Wrestling Podcast, George McKay from Straight Talk Wrestling, Gavin Fletcher from the Wrestling Fan Reaction, Tony Miller of Toned in Entertainment, Brandon Kirkpatrick from the Full Nelson Press Podcast, Matt Riser from the Wrestling Matt Podcast, John Paul Clarkson from The 2004 Punk, Robbie.G from the Robbie.G Show, PCW correspondent Robert Oakley, and the tie-breaking vote was done by our resident Jack Tunney, Justin Patterson. Let’s take a look at the tournament and the results to find the best wrestler to never win a World Championship.

Round One

  • (1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper vs (16) The Enforcer Arn Anderson
  • (8) Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff vs (9) Cesaro
  • (4) Scott Hall vs (13) Lance Storm
  • (5) Jake The Snake Roberts vs (12) William Regal
  • (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig vs (15) The Big Bossman
  • (7) The Rocket Owen Hart vs (10) Greg The Hammer Valentine
  • (3) The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase vs (14) Tito Santana
  • (6) The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith vs (11) The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin

Round One Results

Round one was pretty status quo as the only “upset” occurred when Cesaro defeated Mr. Wonderful with ease, 7-3. Surprisingly there was only one clean sweep in round one, and that went to Mr. Perfect. Roddy Piper, Jake the Snake, and the Million Dollar man each won their respective matches 9-1.

  • (1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper def (16) The Enforcer Arn (9-1)
  • (9) Cesaro def (8) Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff (7-3)
  • (4) Scott Hall def (13) Lance Storm: (6-4)
  • (5) Jake the Snake Roberts def. (12) William Regal (9-1)
  • (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig def. (15) Big Bossman (10-0)
  • (7) The Rocket Owen Hart def. (10) Greg The Hammer Valentine (8-2)
  • (3) The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase def. (14) Tito Santana (9-1)
  • (6) The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith def. (11) The Gold Standard Shelton Benjamin (7-3)

Round 2

  • (1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper vs (9) Cesaro
  • (4) Scott Hall def. (5) Jake the Snake Roberts
  • (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig vs (7) The Rocket Owen Hart
  • (3) The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase vs. (6) The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith

Round 2 Results

We got our first major upset in round 2 as the British Bulldog upset the Million Dollar Man. The rest of the round went status quo, including a clean sweep as Roddy Piper defeated Cesaro. These matchups would be incredibly fun. The mind games between Jake the Snake and Scott Hall would be great and from an in-ring perspective Mr. Perfect and Owen Hart very well could be the best match in the tournament.

  • (1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper def. (9) Cesaro (10-0)
  • (5) Jake the Snake Roberts def. (4) Scott Hall (7-3)
  • (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig def. (7) The Rocket Owen Hart (7-3)
  • (6) The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith def. (3) The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase (5-5) — Tiebreaker vote went to Bulldog

Semi-Finals

  • (1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper vs (5) Jake the Snake Roberts
  • (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig vs (6) The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith

Semi-Finals Results

Four of the greatest to ever do it squared off in the semi-finals, but while the potential matchups were great, the results were very one-sided. Mr. Perfect defeated the British Bulldog almost unanimously 9-1 and in a battle of two of the greatest on the mic of all time Hot Rod took down Jake the Snake 7-3. Meaning in the Finals we will see Rowdy Roddy Piper battle Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig.

  • (1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper def. (5) Jake the Snake Roberts (7-3)
  • (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig def. (6) The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith (9-1)

Finals

(1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig

Finals Results

What a fun tournament this was but at the end of the day in a great match the Hot Rod, Rowdy Roddy Piper defeated Mr. Perfect Curt Henning in the Finals to become out Best Wrestler to Never Win a World Championship!

(1) Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper def. (2) Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig (5-5) — Tiebreak Vote went to Piper

To cement it, we took to Twitter to poll the IWC to see who they think should have won. They too, chose Hot Rod.

Winner: Hot Rod Rowdy Roddy Piper

PCW Universe, we want to hear from you. Did we get this right? Let us know in the comments below who you think is the Best Wrestler to NEVER Win a World Championship.

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