Hey Scott. Could you make a case for extending the following title runs? Or did they pull the plug at the right time?
Macho Man in 88/89
Macho will always be champion of my heart and should have reigned for a thousand years. Especially as a heel.
Macho Man in 92
Eh, not so much here. It was clearly a failing title reign.
Bret in 92/93
If they were going to build to the Hogan match, they should have kept it on him. Otherwise, they were right to take it off him from a business standpoint. Other than Yokozuna, they could have tried Mr. Perfect if he was sticking around.
Bret in 94
Tough call. The business was in freefall and it probably wouldn't have mattered who was on top. But better Bret than Diesel.
HBK in 96
Nope, Shawn was poison by November and they probably waited too LONG to take it off him.
Triple H in 99 (meaning he wins it from Mankind and we just bypass the whole McMahon and Big Show title wins)
I'll allow it.
Jericho in 2002
That title reign was actually making him a bigger geek by the day. He was lucky they took it off him. Either way, Hogan was getting it anyway.
Benoit in 2004
Ditto, that title reign was doing him no favors and it was just to set up Orton anyway.
Punk in 2012 to Royal Rumble 2013
If you ask Punk he'll say he should still be champ today.