5 WWE Wrestlers Who Were Forced To Vacate Their Title

was sad to see the news break-out that “The
Empress of Tomorrow”, Asuka, recognised
for having “the longest undefeated streak
in WWE history” was relinquishing the NXT
Women’s Championship due to injury. For
a while, we have all been wondering who is
going to finally defeat “The Empress of
Tomorrow” to become the next NXT Women’s
Champion. But, it turns out the answer is…
no one. The Japanese seem to be invincible
when it comes to the ring… well some of
them anyway. Following her victory against
Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III it
was later announced that Asuka had broken
her right collarbone during the match after
landing awkwardly from a throw. As a result,
this meant that Asuka had to painfully let
go of her title, ending her historic 500-plus
day reign as NXT Women’s Champion. There
have been negotiations that Asuka will move
up to the main roster on either RAW or SmackDown.
Let us know in the comments whether you think
Asuka will be on the red brand or the blue
brand but whatever the case, “No one is
ready for Asuka!”
The ending of WrestleMania 31 was an unforgettable
one as it saw “The Architect”, Seth Rollins,
cash in his money in the bank contract and
walk out as the new WWE World Heavyweight
Champion. As WWE champion, Seth Rollins was
“The Man” and nobody could touch him;
he would always find a way to come out on
top whether it be an interference from J&J
security or a crafty tactic *cough* cheating.
Despite this, Rollins’ run as WWE World
Heavyweight Champion came to an unfortunate
end after he tore his ACL, MCL and medial
meniscus in his knee while attempting to execute
a sunset flip powerbomb in a match against
Kane at a WWE live event in Ireland. As much
as how devastating it was for Rollins to forfeit
his title, at least we won’t have to hear
that wicked laugh I guess.
Finn Bálor’s main roster debut on RAW left
us all with chills as he won the opportunity
to compete for the new WWE Universal Championship
by firstly winning a Fatal-4-way match and
then defeating “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns,
cleanly on the same night, which is an achievement,
in itself. With all that momentum, Bálor
went on to face Seth Rollins for the Universal
title at SummerSlam 2016, however, during
the match Bálor suffered a legitimate shoulder
injury. More specifically he tore his labrum
and suffered additional damage including a
torn bicep, a torn pectoral tendon, cartilage
damage and a fracture to the glenoid neck
socket after receiving a running powerbomb
to the barricade from Seth Rollins. However,
that did not stop “The Demon King” from
finishing the match as he popped his dislocated
shoulder back into place and then went on
to win, becoming the inaugural WWE Universal
Champion. He must be a real life demon…
Despite his efforts, Bálor was forced to
relinquish the title he had just won due to
injury in a segment on RAW the next day.
Edge is one of the most decorated wrestlers
to ever step foot in a WWE ring having won
a total of 31 championships, however, he was
no stranger to injuries along the way. “The
Rated-R Superstar” took many risks and bumps
which meant he had to vacate three titles
on three different occasions; the first one
being the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
back in 2007. Edge had to painfully surrender
his first World Heavyweight Championship due
to a torn left pectoral muscle he legitimately
suffered at his Mardi Gras celebration when
he was attacked by Kane and who took his place
as World Heavyweight Champion? None other
than The Great Khali… the one who still
believes to this day that he won the WWE Championship
at WWE Battleground. Edge’s second title
he had to vacate was the WWE Tag Team Championship
which he won with Chris Jericho in 2009. A
torn Achilles tendon in the back of his leg
meant that Edge had to relinquish the title
which led to Jericho replacing Edge with The
Big Show, forming Jeri-Show, which turned
out to be a great tag team. Lastly, the third
title that Edge had to vacate was the WWE
World Heavyweight Championship once again.
This was perhaps the most emotional one as
not only did Edge vacate his world title but
he retired as the World Heavyweight Champion
because of a recurring neck injury that became
life-threatening. Even announcer, Tony Chimel
couldn’t contain his emotions when announcing
Edge to the ring. It was a truly sad day saying
goodbye to “The Rated-R Superstar” but
what a way to go out as World Heavyweight
WrestleMania XXX (30) was a truly memorable
night as we witnessed Daniel Bryan defeat
Triple H and then Randy Orton and Batista
in the main event to become the WWE World
Heavyweight Champion. Years and years of hard
work and dedication finally paid-off for Bryan,
however, like Edge, Bryan was plagued with
injuries throughout his career, which sadly
caught up to him in the end and led to his
premature retirement. Just over two months
following the biggest win in his career, Bryan
was officially stripped of the World Heavyweight
Championship by the Authority due to a neck
injury that prevented him from defending the
title. And if that wasn’t unlucky enough,
Bryan had to also vacate the Intercontinental
Championship he won at WrestleMania 31 due
to injury. Eventually, Bryan made the difficult
decision to announce his retirement and as
much as we were all thinking “No! No! No!”,
it was probably for the best and his legacy
as the underdog who made it to the top of
the WWE will live on.

100 thoughts on “5 WWE Wrestlers Who Were Forced To Vacate Their Title

  1. That Edge one is still tough to watch but as the narrator said, he retired on top which is something very few get to do

  2. If you seeing this then you all hope Team Hell No will have a rematch against the Buldgeon Bros. in SummerSlam for SmackDown Tag Championship

  3. Well fuck you racist puppy… always intentionally mispronouncing Asuka as Ass-ka to insult the Asians…but what can be said… probably your parents got divorced and there was no one to teach you manners!!

  4. The video doing gooduntil you put Daniel Bryan as number one I think in your brain sucks and he deserve to give up those belts

  5. shut up talking about Seth Rollins you can't do nothing if you even try you can't beat them you're nothing like him

  6. Finn balor vacates the title because of injury returns after sometime
    Brock lesnar barely ever appears and defends
    Doesn't get relinquished

  7. Tbh, The WWE title looks boring. They need to update it, I wanna see it like a new design like a snake maybe?

  8. Universal Title

    1. Finn Balor

    2. Kevin Owens

    3. Goldberg

    4. Brock Lesnar

    5. Roman Reigns

    6. Seth Freakin Rollins!

  9. Asuka did not relinquish the NXT women's title to injury she relinquished did because she wanted to go main roster

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