AJ Styles made his WWE debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble, ending his status as the biggest star never to work for Vince McMahon.
The Phenomenal One has quickly risen up the ranks in the company and is now the number one contender for Roman Reigns’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Defeating the Guy for his title just 93 days after first appearing would make the former TNA star a record breaker in the world of wrestling, becoming the quickest debutant to champion in WWE history, with this outcome priced at 13/5.
The current holder of that accolade is the legendary Ric Flair, with the Dirtiest Player in the Game winning the 1992 Royal Rumble to earn the belt only 113 days after he made the switch from WCW.
Brock Lesnar has the next quickest ascent to the top of the WWE mountain, pinning The Rock at the 2002 edition of Summerslam.
His F5 on the People’s Champion was 126 days after the Beast Incarnate first burst on the scene.
The first non-American on the list is the Celtic Warrior Sheamus, with the Irishman getting to the top of sports-entertainment in 166 days.
Putting John Cena through a table earned him the title and it was genuinely one of the most shocking moments in recent WWE history to see a rookie defeat the biggest star in wrestling.
Yokozuna took just a week longer than Sheamus to grab his first title, beating Bret Hart at WrestleMania IX.
The massive wrestler ended up losing the championship to Hulk Hogan almost immediately afterwards, but that doesn’t take away from his monumental rise.
The last entrant in the top five is the World’s Largest Athlete The Big Show, with the seven foot tall giant winning a triple threat match at the 1999 Survivor Series that also contained The Rock and Triple H.
This win was only 273 days since the WWE Universe were introduced to the man formally known as The Giant, who made his debut by throwing Steve Austin through a cage at In Your House: St Valentine’s Day Massacre.
WWE officially rank Kane as their fifth-fastest champion and, while this is true of the character, Glen Jacobs, the man portraying the Big Red Machine, had worked for the company for a number of years, portraying the likes of Fake Diesel and Isaac Yankem, Jerry Lawler’s evil dentist.