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Abeyance's title reign, by the numbers!

As of this writing, Abeyance has been WWE champion for 37 days (and will remain champion until at least day 41).

Previous Abeyance reigns:

  • 51 days in 1988 (vacated after Andre sold the title to Dibiase. Abeyance was later defeated by Macho Man Randy Savage)

  • 46 days between late 1991 and early 1992, when Jack Tunney stripped Hogan of the belt and Ric Flair eliminated Abeyance at the 1992 Royal Rumble to win it.

  • 3 days in 1997, after defeating Shawn Michaels' smile

  • 49 days in 1998, eventually losing the title to The Rock.

  • 5 days in 1999, Abeyance defeated the Chairman of the Board, only to be buried by Triple H at the PPV less than a week later. Typical.

  • 5 days in 2007, Abeyance defeated John Cena and put him on the shelf for four months. But once again, Triple H struck and Abeyance was buried for the 2nd time in a row.

  • 6 days, in 2009 after defeating Batista and injuring him much like he did John Cena. 2009 was the year Abeyance showed how vicious he could be in the ring. Later dropped the belt to Randy Orton.

Thus far in this title reign alone, Abeyance has been a more successful WWE champion than the following:

  • Buddy Rogers (22 days)
  • Ivan Koloff (21 days)
  • Stan Stasiak (9 days)
  • The Iron Sheik (28 days)
  • Andre The Giant (1 day)
  • The Undertaker (6 days) - 1st reign
  • Hulk Hogan (1 day) - 4th reign
  • Ric Flair (41 days...Abeyance will tie on Sunday) - 2nd reign
  • Yokozuna (1 day) - 1st reign
  • Bob Backlund (3 days) - 2nd reign
  • Shawn Michales (25 days) - 2nd reign
  • Abeyance (3 days) - this was Abeyance's 3rd time holding the WWE championship. Abeyance was defeated by Bret Hart
  • Bret Hart (1 day) - 4th reign
  • Sycho Sid (34 days) - 2nd reign
  • Kane (1 day)
  • Mankind (26 days) - 1st reign
  • The Rock (2)
  • Mankind (20 days) - 2nd reign
  • The Rock (41 days - Abeyance will tie on Sunday) - 3rd reign
  • The Undertaker (36 days) - 3rd reign
  • Mankind (1 day) - 3rd reign
  • Triple H (22 days) - 1st reign
  • Vince McMahon (6 days)
  • The Rock (21 days) - 4th reign
  • Triple H (35 days) - 4th reign
  • The Rock (35 days) - 6th reign
  • Kurt Angle (15 days) - 2nd reign
  • Triple H (35 days) - 5th reign
  • Hulk Hogan (28 days) - 6th reign
  • The Rock (35 days) - 7th reign
  • The Big Show (28 days) - 2nd reign
  • Edge (21 days) - 1st reign
  • RVD (22 days)
  • Randy Orton (1 day) - 1st reign
  • Triple H (1 day) - 6th reign
  • Edge (21 days) - 3rd reign
  • Edge (21 days) - 4th reign
  • Batista (2 days) - 1st reign
  • John Cena (21 days) - 4th reign
  • Randy Orton (21 days) - 5th reign
  • John Cena (1 day) - 6th reign
  • Batista (35 days) - 2nd reign
  • CM Punk (28 days) - 1st reign
  • Alberto Del Rio (35 days) - 1st reign
  • John Cena (14 days) - 10th reign
  • Daniel Bryan (1 day) - 1st reign
  • Randy Orton (28 days) - 7th reign
  • Daniel Bryan (1 day) - 2nd reign

OTHER FUN FACTS

  • Abeyance has held the WWE Championship an incredible 8 times. Only The Rock, John Cena, and Triple H have had more title reigns.

  • As of this Sunday, Abeyance will have held the title for a combined 206 days, making him 22nd on the all-time list of combined days.

Without a doubt, Abeyance is a Hall of Fame-worthy performer and will likely continue to win WWE championships long into the future.


Comments

  1. That's going to an Awesome DVD set.

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  2. HA. There's the snarky Keith we love. You must be feeling better

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  3. In other news, HHH has just booked himself to go over Abeyance at HIAC with a Pedigree.

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  4. kbwrestlingreviewsOctober 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    Abeyance doesn't know how to work though and will be sent to developmental for a month before coming back to trade wins with Miz and job three straight matches to Santino after thinking a sock has magical powers.

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  5. And yet in a total breaking of the fourth wall, WWE.com has him listed on the Superstars page under his old gimmick "Vacant".

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  6. Abeyance is a pro's pro. You never hear of him refusing to put over anyone.

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  7. Hes the anti-Hogan

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  8. THIS IS THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF ABEYANCE!
    AGE OF ABEYANCE!
    ABEYANCE!
    A-BEYY-EE-ANCE!!

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  9. Oh yeah? What about April 10 2000, when Abeyance threatened to walk out of WCW if he didn't win every single title that very night?

    Of course, he got his way.

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  10. Oh now come on. You don't really believe Russo's side of the story, do you?


    Everyone knows he rewarded Abeyance with all the titles for one night in order to shock the internet.

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  11. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 23, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Remove the first A in "Abeyance" and replace it with an O, and then switch the title to the Divas title....and you have an appropriate champion.

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  12. *sigh* Have people already forgotten that Abeyance is also a Royal Rumble winner? He tossed both Bret Hart AND Lex Luger out at the same time.


    Abeyance also would've the RR winner in 1999 if it wasn't for backstage politics by Big Show and Rock.

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  13. Touche, Touche

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  14. You forgot one: from "WrestleMania XX" until "Summerslam 2004".

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  15. He's also responsible for tearing Vince's quads.

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  16. Don't you hate it when marks insist on using WWE wrestlers' indy names?

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  17. Hi everybody. I wrote this thing up today while bored at work and posted it on Reddit. Seemed to be a hit, so I emailed it to Scott. Hope y'all enjoy!

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  18. Huh?

    WWE Title was held by Eddie Guerrero and JBL during that time.

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  19. No. There were co-winners, not no winners.

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  20. You're confusing your lineages

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  21. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 23, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    BOO! Chauvinism!

    I jest. I'm married and very obedient.

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  22. ...this should be a Santino-esque gimmick.

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  23. And we have a winner!!!! Best. Comment. On. Abeyance. Ever.

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  24. Tremendous idea, very very funny.

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  25. Nothing to add here, it's just too funny...go STL?

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  26. Anybody who has a job that allows them to take hours to do something like this, while getting paid, gets an upvote.

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  27. Snarky HHH joke is usually a good fall back option when you have nothing to add.

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  28. It's really just my sad attempt to get some baseball talk going, even though cheering for either of these teams is tantamount to shitting on a Bible to me, it's still The Series damnit.

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  29. Yea, I dont have a horse in the race but I think these teams are pretty evenly matched. Great series thatll draw ratings but still disappointed we didn't get Sox/Dodgers.

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  30. "This isn't between Abeyance and Triple H, this is between VACANT and Paul Levesque!"

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  31. He was confusing WHC for WWE.

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  32. Yeah I was really pulling for the Dodgers this year, even as a diehard Mariners fan I think I've always held a soft spot for them because Oral Hershiser was the guy that drew me into baseball to begin with.

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  33. So "ant_smar" or whatever his name was has been banned??? I saw all his comments were deleted in another thread.

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  34. Not sure who elvy was/is but think its a different guy. His name was "ant_smar" or anti smart and hed love to just argue against logic. Youd know him if you read him

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  35. Not Elvy then, his trolling was oddly specific to TNA. It's always weird when people find this little pocket of the IWC and then proceed to troll like it's a forum.

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  36. (Stands up, slowly claps.)


    This is glorious. Okay, now I'm hoping for another fuck finish at HITC... wonder how many more reigns he'd pass before the next PPV (SurSer?)?

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  37. "is tantamount to shitting on a Bible to me"


    That sir is a wonderful quote.


    I'm using that in my next short story for my writer's craft class if you don't mind!

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  38. Pretty sure Zana knew that.

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  39. I still don't fucking get it!

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  40. "Obey"ance as Diva's champ...

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  41. LOVE that Abeyance guy's Titantron

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi1BcouEmio

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  42. Now I fucking get it!

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  43. You deserve some sort of medal, or oral pleasure, at least.

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  44. Would that I had more upvotes to give.

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  45. .....Goddammit. *Upvote*

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  46. Haha, of course! I was initially thinking something more specific like "shitting in the book of Mark" but self-edited for rhythm.

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  47. I sang the chorus down below.

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  48. It was WCW, he figured no one would hold it against him.


    And they don't.

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  49. Some footage of Abeyance wrestling in Japan.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua7Klz9Rk1k

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  50. This is the greatest thing ever.

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  51. Eh, he didn't sell enough. Kind of sloppy too with some of those kicks.

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  52. Try and bury this guy HHH. I dare you.

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  53. Shawn put Abeyance over, and HHH has beaten Abeyance twice. I think he's in no danger of burial...

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  54. Sox looking good...

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  55. He must be an honorary member of the Clique

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  56. Two errors in two innings for the boo.


    And then Beltran (former Mariner!!!!) hurts himself, which I guess was fine, if nothing else tonight I'll get to savor the air getting sucked out of Fenway in that moment.

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  57. Abeyance had a quite a career outside of the WWF/E as well. He had about a year long run with the NWA title in 1991.

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  58. People think Chikara was goofy, DDT has a BLOW UP DOLL on their roster.

    It enters to Undertaker's ministry of darkness theme and THIS is it's finisher

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cag6rWaPTjI

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  59. Better then this?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cag6rWaPTjI

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  60. It's also counted said doll, a ladder, and a puppy among it's champions.

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  61. And somehow they produced a talent like Kota Ibushi as their ace.


    Life is weird sometimes.

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  62. He's also an 8-time tag champ as part of the team Vacated.

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  63. Of course a puppy was champ. Who the fuck would wrestle a puppy? The audience would kill you.

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  64. More like a 3 decade run with the NWA title.

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  65. By Mariner you meant Met, right?

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  66. Anti Smark was a former troll named toptenguy who I had previously banned and apparently he got unbanned through some quirk of Disqus.

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  67. I see. Ive been seeing some guy "ant_sma" post around here and recently saw all his comments deleted. Same guy im assuming... I havent been around here long enough to keep track of all the characters

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  68. Was the audience applauding near falls?

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  69. He actually mentioned in a previous thread that he had been banned for trolling, and came back with a slightly different username. Didn't know it was toptenguy though.

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  70. Hahaha, tremendous. I'm deep enough in the wine to be mistaking 2K10 for real life. Thank you for pointing out my fail.

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  71. Dont we have a top ten guy now?

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  72. Didn't Abeyance first win the title from Bob Backlund in a three way dance with Greg Valentine?

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  73. Huge round of applause when he kicks out at 2!

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  74. Oh, okay. I wasn't sure if it was a Beltran / Beltre botch or a M's / Mets thing.

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  75. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    I actually think Abeyance did the "job" to Pat Patterson in Rio de Janeiro.

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  76. Who will induct Abeyance into the WWE Hall of Fame?

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  77. Japan is weird sometimes...

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  78. Ahhh, Beltre...I'd like to pretend it was that simple a mistake but at this point could never say that with any confidence. This game is sad, it's just STL almost making the comeback play over and over and over and over and over

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  79. Yeah...I don't know why I didn't reply to Stuart. Silly me.

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  80. Honestly, some of the blow-up doll matches are damned impressive.

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  81. He was fun to toss a little bone to, like you were going to engage him, then ignore him from then on.

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  82. Japan, weird, NEVER!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cspIuORXd-M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByEMtJw2uY0

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  83. Too bad adsense would freak out if we started posting hentai.

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  84. Even though the show is 100% clean, posting clips from P&S is as far as I'm going!

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  85. HHH was just getting his win back. After all, Abeyance took the IC title from him after SummerSlam '98.

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  86. In addition to his wrestling prowess, Abeyance is also an accomplished singer, who won the Slammy for Song of the Year in 1987.

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  87. Yea, you could get him going pretty easily

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  88. Amsterdam_Adam_CurryOctober 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Featuring the 2 worst fanbases in baseball...

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  89. Amsterdam_Adam_CurryOctober 23, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Fun fact: Abeyance (a word I never even knew existed until this angle started) is the only person to simultaneously hold both the WWE and ROH titles.

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  90. This doesn't even include Abayance' s tag, cruiserweight, women's, etc reigns. Most diverse champ ever. 99 WCW was big for Abayance as well.

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  91. So is Abayance a grand slam winner then?

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  92. Probably like an octuple-slam champ at least.

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  93. Silly rabbit, that was Bob Holly, not Abeyance!

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  95. May jobs hads leit paif mew to gfo to wqrkwsrtling shows theeee timwsz, boguht my tixkatretrs and aebcrehthign.

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  96. When andre teiwd rto selll the titrel tro dibaiahdsex, shaepahrd fairy mqade shurrd thsr adsaid Abey Gianrt.

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  97. Silly rabbit, that was Steven Richards, not Bob Holly.

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  98. Does CM Punk like banging Divas?

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  99. Wasn't Abeyance declared the de facto champion after Mr. McMahon failed to present the title to Kane after finally prying it away from Austin?

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  100. It might be quicker to list the belts Abeyance hasn't held.

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  101. So the second clip's lesson is:


    Run out of toilet paper? Walk out fully nude, and if anyone asks why, answer with "I'm Bigfoot, what's up."


    Yeah, that definitely sounds like a winner to me.

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  102. Were you drunk when you posted this or trying to replicate Andre's speech patterns?

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  103. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 24, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    .....soooooo show of hands: How many people have CAW mt make a character names "Abeyance"?
    *raises hand*

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  104. Charismatic e-Negro Jef VinsonOctober 24, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    He's Ultimo Dragon?

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  105. You're always after me Lucky Charms. It could have been Brian Knobs. (Seriously I can't include Stevie in this meme, as I met him and he was super cool and a real nice guy)

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  106. In 2007, didn't Orton get Abeyance's title before HHH won it from him?

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  107. I wonder how much X-Pac heat Abeyance gets.

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