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!!!
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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.
To be fair, Matt Cappotelli might have been the biggest star in the history of the business if it weren't for the whole brain cancer thing. The Miz and Ryback both came through Tough Enough, so it hasn't been a total wash for the WWE.