What is Triple Crown Championship: Overview and Analysis of Winners

By winning the three heavyweight single belts championships at different levels, a wrestler can win the Triple Crown title.

Triple Crown Championship

If a player wins the three prestigious belts, namely heavyweight belt, tag team belt and second tier belt, he is known as a Triple Crown Champion. Like while playing WWF, he can win a WWF Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship and WWE Tag team championship. For a woman to hold the Triple Crown title, she needs to win the Raw Women’s championship, SmackDown women’s championship and Women’s tag team championship. All wins have to be on the main roster. 

Triple Crown Winners

Earning three wrestling belts at different levels and championship is a great achievement in itself. This foot has been attained by many wrestlers. 

Pedro Morals

He is regarded as the founding father of the WWE Triple Crown title. Also, he has been the first and longest reigning triple crown champion. He became the WWWF champion a year later after the debut. 

Bret Hart

Also known as Hitman, he earned his first single title at the Intercontinental Championship in 1991. By the end of 1992, he became the second Triple crown winner. 

Diesel

Third one to enter the triple crown club is Kevin Nash, popularly known as Diesel. He left WCW in 1993 and made a debut in June. In a short span of 18 months, he entered the hall of fame for triple crown winners. AJ Styles has been the most acclaimed wrestler. He has been crowned five times with the triple crown title. He was followed by Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Abyss Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, Eric Young, Eddie Edwards and Josh Alexander. Much acclaimed and loved wrestlers like Undertaker, Batista, Mick Foley, Bob Buckland, Yokozuna missed out on the triple crown title. They lacked some or the other required championship title to qualify for the Triple Crown. 

Fastest Triple Crown Winners

Kevin Nash aka Diesel rules the chart when it comes to the fastest triple crown winners. He attained the feat within 18 months of his debut. He is followed by Steve Austin who took 26 months, Chris Jericho in 28 months, Asuka in 29 months and C M Punk in 31 months. 

ECW

Founded in 1992 as Eastern Championship Wrestling, it was renamed to Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1994. Players like Mikey Whipwreck (1995), Sabu (1997) and Taz (1999) have been ECW winners. 

Impact Wrestling

This is an American professional wrestling promotion. It was founded by Jeff and Jerry Jarrett in 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee, US. Earlier it was known as TNA, Total Nonstop Action. But at the beginning of 2017 it was purchased by Anthem and thus got a new name Impact Wrestling. 

World Championship Wrestling

This was founded by Ted Turner in 1988 with its headquarters at Williams Street, Atlanta, Georgia. It was amongst the top professional wrestling promotions. But it faced a downfall and loss in revenue during 1999. WWF purchased select WCW assets in 2001 and finally it became defunct in 2017.

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