WWE: Ranking the five best double champions in history

WWE, Seth Rollins (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
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WWE, Seth Rollins
WWE, Seth Rollins (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images) /

1. Seth Rollins

From Mrs. Seth Rollins to Mr. Becky Lynch.

Seth Rollins is the undisputed king of all double champs.

Although many people have soured on Rollins in recent years, he’s undeniably one of the best in-ring performers going today. He’s a tireless workhorse who’s been among WWE’s biggest stars ever since he broke off the Shield. I’d even go as far as to say he’s been the MVP of WWE in the Modern Era and he’s absolutely one of the best wrestlers of the previous decade.

In his career, Rollins has been a double champ a grand total of 3 times, and although this is a big feat, a lot of guys have been double champs multiple times. The Miz even held 3 belts at once.

What makes Rollins the greatest double champ, in my opinion, is, again, how he handled the titles.

The first time Rollins became a double champ was also the best one. He defeated John Cena in a winner-takes-all match at Summerslam and became the first guy in history to hold both the WWE and US titles at the same time. This was arguably the peak of Seth Rollins’ career. He was carrying the company on his back and was rewarded for it. It didn’t hurt that the match was awesome, barring the John Stewart finish of course.

Now, obviously, the US title wasn’t considered as important as the WWE title, but just being on Rollins, who was the top star in the company, gave it credibility. He even had a statue of himself with both belts on his shoulders, what happened to that statue is beside the point.

Cena was a great champion too so a hot potato for the belt between the two didn’t devalue the title, it only made it more exciting.

The second time was a bit more emotional and harrowing. Roman Reigns left WWE to battle leukemia, and Dean Ambrose and Rollins fought for the tag belts on the same night. Rollins was also the IC champ at the time, and the two brothers got an emotional tag title win that they dedicated to Reigns.

Just when it looked like everything was all right, Ambrose turned on Rollins in one of the most shocking moments in recent memory. Although the turn didn’t work in the long run, on that night, the tag titles served their purpose in the story.

And the final time that Rollins was a double champ, for now, is his short run as the RAW Tag champ alongside Braun Strowman in the buildup to their match for Rollins’ Universal title.

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Although I don’t like opponents winning tag titles just to add fuel to their upcoming match and although there was too much of the color red on Rollins for my liking, the fact remains that the tag division was already in shambles when Rollins and Strowman defeated Gallows and Anderson for the tag belts, and they were both popular enough to somewhat uplift the titles, and most importantly, as far as Strowman’s tag partners go, Seth Rollins is definitely better than Nicholas.

I rest my case.