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6 wrestlers who won both the United States Championship and the WWE Championship

Styles is the current WWE Champion and a former US Champion — by Rajarshi Banerjee
Styles is the current WWE Champion and a former US Champion — by Rajarshi Banerjee

The United States Championship is a secondary Championship in the WWE. It is currently hosted and defended on the SmackDown brand. The title is highly prestigious and has been held by several superstars over the years. The present Champion is Shinsuke Nakamura who defeated Jeff Hardy to win the title.

The WWE Championship on the other hand is perhaps the oldest and the most valuable Championship in all of sports entertainment. AJ Styles is the current Champion and he is also a former US Champion in the WWE.

Below is the list of 6 superstars, who had the privilege of holding both the US title as well as the WWE Championship.

6. Jeff Hardy

Hardy is the former US Champion
Hardy is the former US Champion

Jeff Hardy is the former US Champion in the WWE. He is known for his ability to take extreme risks and can pull amazing moves. Hardy loves challenges and is one of the best wrestlers to have ever step foot inside the WWE ring. He has competed in several wrestling organizations and is a champions globally.

Hardy is one of the few wrestlers in the history of WWE to win both the WWE as well as the United States Championship. He won the WWE Championship from Edge and was the Champion for 6 weeks. Hardy was a beloved Champion and the WWE Universe love him like anything. He is scheduled to face Shinsuke Nakamura for the US title at the SummerSlam 2018 PPV.

5. Jinder Mahal

Mahal is the former WWE Champion
Mahal is the former WWE Champion

The 'modern day maharaja' is the former WWE Champion and also a former US Champion. He won both the titles by defeating none other than the 'legend killer' Randy Orton. Mahal was always considered an underdog and him winning the titles, surprised everyone.

Jinder Mahal used several underhand tactics to retain his championship. His unorthodox method of wrestling, helped him to make an everlasting impression. Mahal has the ability and capability to win those titles back anytime.

4. Randy Orton

Orton is a grand slam Champion
Orton is a grand slam Champion

Randy Orton is perhaps the most accomplished superstar in the WWE today. He made WWE interesting like no one else. He is a thirteen time World Champion and also a former US Champion in WWE. He has huge accomplishments on his resume.

Orton was one of the best Champions in WWE. He delivered promos, used underhand tactics, played mind games and basically did everything possible to win and retain his title. He was a crowd popper and thus deserves number 4 position in this list.

3. Dean Ambrose

Ambrose is a decorated Champion — by Rajarshi Banerjee
Ambrose is a decorated Champion — by Rajarshi Banerjee

The 'Lunatic Fringe' is the most entertaining Champion in WWE. He could pull stunts and portray onscreen characters like no one else. He used to perform crazy and silly things which the WWE Universe loved like anything. He recently returned to WWE and could get his hands on either of the title soon enough.

Ambrose could get under the skin of his opponents and he could irritate them really well. Fans loved the story-lines Ambrose used to put forth as a Champions. WWE management should give him either of the title shot soon enough.

2. AJ Styles

Styles is a fighting Champion
Styles is a fighting Champion

The 'phenomenal' one is the current WWE Champion. He also happens to be a former US Champion. Styles is often regarded the best wrestler today in the field of professional pro-wrestling. He is a innovative champion and has defended both the titles in compelling situations.

AJ Styles has defeated almost all the big names in WWE and is a fighting material. He has proven that he is a larger than life superstar and can become the greatest Champion of all time. He won both the US title and the WWE title twice and has the hallmark of a great Champion.

1. John Cena

Cena has won almost all the Championships in WWE
Cena has won almost all the Championships in WWE

Arguable the greatest superstar of all time, John Cena has achieved everything which a mortal being can achieve in sports entertainment. Cena is a 16 times World Champion and is a 5 times US Champion. His first ever title victory was the US Championship against the Big Show at WrestleMania 20.

Cena has a never give up attitude and has delivered some of the greatest promos of all time. He has won several 'best feud', 'match of the year' awards and is the most popular superstar the company has ever produced. He is a living legend and thus deserves the number one position on this list.

This article was originally published on @rajjo