The weekend of April 1 and 2 will experience one of the most important moments in the world of professional wrestling: WrestleMania 39. For two days, the best wrestlers on the planet will face each other with the aim of registering their name in the legend of the event. As the main event, the maximum champion, Roman Reignswill put their championships at stake against the ‘American Nightmare’, Cody Rhodes.
Throughout the history of this event, marked in red on the calendar by all wrestling fans, many records have been broken, many records have fallen over the years. However, there are two that remain, such as the fighter who has achieved the most victories in Wrestlemania and the one who has maintained the longest reign in the company’s history.
Undertaker, the fighter with the most victories at WrestleMania
One of the most relevant unknowns about the ‘great event’ is knowing the identity of the fighter who has achieved the most victories in the history of this event, the biggest of the year in the WWE. In this case, it is necessary to highlight the figure of Undertaker, ‘The Undertaker’. Mark William Calawaythe wrestler’s real name, achieved one of the most important streaks in the company’s history.
Known by the name of ‘La Racha’ (‘The Streak’ in English), undertaker managed to win up to twenty-one occasions on Wrestlemaniauntil falling into 2014in issue number 30 of the event. On that occasion, Brock Lesnaranother of the greatest athletes in this sport, took victory and shocked the world of wrestling, ending one of the most anticipated moments of each year.
Subsequently, he had five more fights, having a balance of four wins and one loss, against Roman Reigns, the current ‘Tribal Chief’. His last fight in Wrestlemania was in 2020, in the 36th edition, when he beat AJ Styles.
‘The Streak’ of Undertaker from Wrestlemania
After reviewing some of the milestones of the career of Undertaker at WrestleManiadeserves to review all the fights he has played in this event, which marked his path to legend:
Bruno Sammartino, the fighter with the longest reign
On the other hand, we must highlight another most interesting aspect in the history of the family company McMahon. That is knowing the identity of the fighter with the longest reign. This is the case of Bruno Sammartino. This ‘wrestler’ won the company’s world championship twice, and, in each of them, managed to enter the history books, due to his good performance and the length of his reign with the highest crown.
This first championship was achieved on May 17, 1963and kept it for 2,803 days. For almost eight years, no one was able to take the belt from him. Ivan Koloff, on January 18, 1971, in New York City, was the applicant who managed to defeat the almost eternal champion. Later, after an ephemeral passage of koloff with the medal, Peter Morales accumulated the championship during 1,027 days.
Stan Stasiak happened to him, but he was only able to keep the crown for nine days, as Bruno Sammartinoone of the greatest legends of all time in the WWE, returned to recover the lost crown. On this occasion, he held the championship belt for 1,237 days, starting his new reign on December 10, 1973 and losing it April 30, 1977 against Superstar Billy Graham.
With 4,040 accumulated days, to this day, he is still the fighter with the most reigning days. He only gets closer, and far away, Hulk Hogan, with 2,185, and Bob Backlund, with 2,138. In the modern age, top this chart John Cena, with 1,254. Roman Reignswho owns both the Universal as the WWE Championshipapproaches the 1,000 between the two maximum wounds of the North American company.