This week’s Top Five is about championship belts that you see them, you immediately associate with a particular wrestler.
The Intercontinental title – The HonkyTonk Man
The version of the WWF/WWE Intercontinental title shown above, automatically makes me think of The Honkytonk Man. And why not? Honkytonk was and still is the longest reigning champion of all time.
Mid South North American Title – Magnum TA
Admittedly, this version Mid South North American title is not my favorite championship belt to look at. With that said, whenever I see it online or in a book…my mind immediately goes to Magnum TA, who held the title twice.
The United States Heavyweight Title – Lex Luger
This version of the NWA U.S. title makes me think of nobody else but ‘The Total Package’ Lex Luger. Lex held the title four times with one reign last 523 days.
NWA World’s Title (Ten Pounds of Gold) – Harley Race
There have been many champions who have held this title…but to me…the minute I see this belt…I think of the late, great Harley Race.
The WCW/WWE World Heavyweight title (The Big Gold Belt) – Ric Flair
I mean, could there be another? Maybe, but The Nature Boy Ric Flair to me…will always be forever linked to the Big Gold Belt.
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