It was mentioned on RAW that Randy Orton is the longest IC Champ in the past seven years. While that is a bit of shock, what is more shocking is that for the life of me, i can only remember a handful of title defenses. Does anyone have a list of his title defenses? I would be curious to see how many times he has defended the title.
Also, if this has been posted elsewhere, my apologies in advance.
THE CONSPIRACY FAILS - Randomly Selected Wiener, er, I guess, "W" of the Day, August 13, 2002
THE W.COM - GET THE "IENERBOARD" OUT!!!
See what other folks have to say about me: "Rage, you are awesome." - Parts Unknown, April 10, 2004. "Big Props to RageRockrr: '+ Oh, and three simple words: Optimus. Fucking. Prime.' You're DAMN right!" - Bizzle Izzle, August 7, 2002. "Thank you for bringing back a DEEP 80s memory, Rage. THANK YOU." - DMC, June 6, 2002. "Thanks RageRockrr! You're the coolest!" - Excalibur05, March 10, 2002.
1997 was seven years ago. They're saying he's the longest since the Rock. And then rounding up. You can quibble with their month-counting since it's only been six years since the end of Rock's reign, but I'd say it's close enough as far as WWE statistics go.
Personally, I was way more excited last week when it looked like they were going in the Foley v. Orton and RVD/Booker v. Flair/Batista direction. Foley v. Orton is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better and storyline fitting as a one-on-one match.