WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross once called the WWE Title “the ultimate dream of everyone who aspires to be a wrestler.” Indeed, whether it was The Dirtiest Player in the Game or The Demon from Death Valley, the Superstars who have captured sports-entertainment’s ultimate prize have realized a goal that millions fantasized about, but only 43 men have accomplished.
It’s been 50 years since the WWE Championship was first established on April 25, 1963. Since then, the world has seen 10 different United States Presidents, the innovation of the personal computer and the fall of the Twinkie. And through it all, the WWE Title has remained the pinnacle of sports-entertainment.
Here, WWEClassics.com presents the 50 most outstanding bouts in the title’s storied history. These are the contests that made myths out of men. These are the matches that triggered WWE Hall of Fame careers and highlight reels. These are the 50 greatest WWE Title bouts.