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Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

Because duration sounds more like a technicality and less like a statistic indicating superiority?

Corey Graves mentioned this during RAW and I too wondered this long ago. Isn't the duration of reign/combined reigns superior to their number, as the latter indicates inability to remain dominant.

Kevin Nash too mentioned this in a promo with CM Punk where he brought up Punk's title defenses and then condescendingly addressed their frequency.

Or perhaps Vince prefers his own jargon even if they don't sound as remarkable.
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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

I'm not sure. I would definitely say holding a title for a long period of time is more valuable than winning a title multiple times.
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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

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I'm not sure. I would definitely say holding a title for a long period of time is more valuable than winning a title multiple times.
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Look at Edge's reigns for instance, don't like those.
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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

When folk rarely hold the title for over 6 months at one time it makes sense to not bring attention to length. It's similar to how in MMA they never really mention how long a former champ had the belt unless they have a record (or close to) for defenses in the division .
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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

its like cena and his title reigns, they don't mention that he got at least two of those as a result of wwe doing "hot potato" with the title. An example being edge pinning him at new years revolution only for cena to reclaim the title about two or three weeks later. Thats two title reigns as a result of dropping it for all of two weeks.

another example being austin losing the title to kane just to reclaim it the next night.
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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

They are just trying to copy other sports where you don't really "lose" the championship/ title. Say in Football, Tennis, or Skiing or whatever. You are a 5 time world champion/ title holder because you won the championship/ title five times. You never "lost" it; you were simply unable to retain it.

They also probably got bored of tallying up the days as champion which they kind of rinsed to death with Punk.
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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

I don't get why they make a big deal about it either..
It's not a good statistic in rasslin because 10 times champ means the person managed to lose/relinquish it at least 9 times.

It's never made sense, never will make any, and overthinking stuff like this only leads to disappointment. And probably padded rooms and strong meds.

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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

I agree as well.

It's better to hold the title for a longer time, then to lose it and win it again.

Here's the full list.

I would take Bruno out, since he wasn't wrestling national only territorial.

https://www.wwe.com/classics/the-lon...ight-champions

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Re: Why are number of defenses/reigns mentioned more than their duration or length?

The "number of times as champion" number is a much easier one for them to manipulate and spread false narratives so that is the one they like to push. It makes no logical sense for a wrestler to brag about winning a belt 9 times when they are basically saying that they couldn't hold on to it 8 times, but this is WWE so...
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The "number of times as champion" number is a much easier one for them to manipulate and spread false narratives so that is the one they like to push. It makes no logical sense for a wrestler to brag about winning a belt 9 times when they are basically saying that they couldn't hold on to it 8 times, but this is WWE so...
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