Thought Of The Day: The Triple Crown

Back in the 1990s, I remember hearing about how Diesel became the third Triple Crown winner in WWF history. He joined Pedro Morales and Bret Hart as the only three men to do that. Each had something distinct about it: Morales did it first, Bret was the first to win each title twice, and Diesel won them all within a year (Diesel may have completed his before Bret got his second of each but it doesn’t really matter).

Morales got his in 1980 and Diesel in 1994. That means 3 men did this in about 15 years. In the 18 years since then, another 21 have gotten the Triple Crown. Just to give you an idea of how meaningless this is, Big Show completed the (official according to WWE) Triple Crown at Wrestlemania. He also completed another one in one year, as he won the World Title at TLC, and the tag titles with Kane a bit after Mania 27 (does ANYONE remember that reign?). Did you hear anything about it? No, because it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

Sign of the times.

2 comments

  1. The Killjoy says:

    I’d say it’s mostly a WWE thing due to it’s long history. I still remember how TNA constantly pushed the fact that AJ was TNA’s first Triple Crown and Grand Slam champion and they did it a bit with Abyss too.

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  2. Sully says:

    Or maybe its the fact that the WWE has 2 big shows to produce every week and a bunch of PPVs. They can’t really do another 4 year Hogan reign. This is a stupid thing to whine about. The titles mean nothing yet Punk is currently in a long reign and Bryan just came off a nice reign. Titles do mean something, but with how fast the WWE goes now and how many shows the WWE does a year, it is very easy to forget all of those title reigns.

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