10 Wrestlers with the longest career in WWE history
Superstars come and go, but only a few are able to associate themselves with the company for a long period with the WWE. A wrestler may have great talent but if they are not loyal to the company, they may be made to leave soon.
10 wrestles with longest career in WWE history
WWE fans have seen numerous superstars rise to the top positions in the company, but their careers ended soon with the company. The major reason behind the short career of a superstar generally has to do with their inability to get along with others and how humble they remain after achieving success.
In order to be a part of the list of ’10 wrestlers with the longest careers in WWE history’, a superstar has to fulfill a number of criteria on the checklist. Factors like in-ring ability, attitude and behavior towards co-workers, loyalty with the company, and most importantly, how well they get along with Vince McMahon, heavily determine that. Here’s a list of 10 wrestlers with the longest careers in WWE history:
The daughter of legendary Jim The Anvil Neidhart, Natalya is the first female third-generation superstar in WWE. Part of the Hart Dynasty, Natalya signed with the company in 2007 and is going strong since. She is a two-time Women’s Champion and also a one-time Women’s Tag-Team champion alongside Tamina. Natalya is also the longest-signed female superstar in the company.
9. The Miz
The host of ‘MIZ TV’ and husband of Maryse Oulette has been a part of the company since 2004, making an on-screen debut in 2006. ‘The must-see superstar’ is a 3-time world champion and the 14th Grand Slam champ. The Miz is known for excellent mic skills and decent in-ring ability. He has played heel for most part of his career and even hosted WrestleMania 39, alongside Snoop Dogg.
8. Dolph Ziggler
The Showoff Dolph Ziggler is considered one of the most underrated stars ever by many. He made his first television appearance in 2005 as a caddie to Chavo Guerrero. Soon, he became a part of The Spirit Squad. He has also won 3 world titles in the company. Presently, he is not making too many appearances, but nobody knows what WWE has in store for Ziggler.
Ron Killings (aka R-Truth) joined WWF back in 1998 and remained in the company until 2002. Then, after spending 6 years in TNA, he again returned to WWE in 2008 and has been associated with the brand since then. He has played comedic roles for the most part of his career except his brief run as a heel in 2011. Truth is a two-time US champ. Hardly any negative comments have ever surfaced about the superstar.
6. Brock Lesnar
The Beast Brock Lesnar debuted in WWE in 2002 at the young age of 25. Brock remained a dominant force and made a huge impact in only 2 years before leaving the company in 2004 to pursue a career in football. He again returned to the company on Raw After Mania in 2012 and has been unstoppable since then. He has won the World Title several times since then, with his biggest accomplishment being the one to end The Undertaker’s Streak.
5. Randy Orton
‘The Viper’ has been one of the most consistent performers in the history of WWE. Orton signed with WWF in 2000 and was sent to the company’s developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). The Viper became the youngest World Champion at 24 years of age. He has won the third-highest number of titles in the company.
4. John Cena
It is common knowledge that John Cena remained the face of the company for one of the longest time. His debut against Kurt Angle in 2002 is unforgettable. Even after joining Hollywood, he manages to wrestle at times. One just cannot keep Cena away from the list of ’10 Wrestlers with the longest career in WWE history.
‘The Rated R superstar’ has been associated with the company since 1997 and made his television debut in 1998. He would join the Brood along with Gangrel and Christian. He would gain success as a tag team partner with Christian. In 2001, he started his singles run and today has 31 championships in WWE to his name. Edge is still going strong and is expected to continue for a few more years.
2. Rey Mysterio
Luchador Rey Mysterio has been an inspiration for many throughout his career. He did not let his physical limitations hamper his career. He joined WCW in 1996 and became a fan favorite. After the acquisition, he debuted in WWE in 2002. He has won several championships, including the World Title. The luchador even scored a victory over his son, Dominik, and still gets the same amount of love from the audience.
1. The Undertaker
The phenom is probably one of the closest wrestlers to Vince McMahon. Debuting at the Survivor Series event of 1990, he remained active in the company for 30 years till 2020. He is even one of the most respected stars in the WWE ever. There is hard to find someone who has said anything negative about the superstar.
So that’s it. It is a great privilege for a superstar to be a part of the list of ’10 wrestlers with the longest career in WWE history. It takes years of determination, fitness, agility, and ability to change with time to remain associated with an organization for so long.
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