History of the GredunzaEdit
The Gredunza belt originated in the August 29, 2011 RAW thread, when Dougie AXP managed to post the term precisely on the 1004th post of the thread. The term "Moss covered three-handled family gredunza" comes from a 1998 promo on "WCW Monday Nitro" by Chris Jericho. He was poking fun at Dean Malenko's nickname of "The Man of A Thousand Holds" by claiming he knew 1004 holds and stood in the ring while he listed them all. (side note: the MCTHFG was actually #3 on the Jericho list)
Jericho's reference to the MCTHFG (pronounced "gredunzle" by Y2J) is a shoutout to the Dr. Seuss book "The Cat in the Hat", which featured a miracle machine by that name.
The Gredunza has been "botched" several times in its history, most notably in the 1000th RAW broadcast thread, when it was botched by Gunny Highway. To date, the Gredunza has been vacated only twice; once by order of the office of Zombie Jack Tunney, and once when RAW was so horrible, then-champion slamjack decided the belt was no longer worth defending. Also, when TheManofPA won the Gredunza on September 16, 2013 due to a fast count, the belt was held in abeyance, since the term "vacant" is no longer proper terminology in the WWE Universe.
Another rare Gredunza occurrence happened during the September 10, 2012 RAW, when the Gredunza belt was not defended after Jerry Lawler suffered a near-fatal heart attack on air. It was decided to award the Gredunza to Lawler, though it should be noted that the King has yet to arrive to claim his LARP belt.
- The person who scores the 1004th post in a thread wins the Gredunza
- The 1004th post must contain the phrase "Moss Covered Three Handled Family Gredunza" in whole or in part to count. If there is no reference to the MCTHFG in the 1004th post, it is declared a "botch" and no belt is awarded
- If a thread reaches a 2008th (or other multiple of 1004) post, then that multiple numbered post counts as another gredunza
- Once a gredunza belt has been won and declared, the winner has the honor of carrying the title "Gredunza Champion" until the next WWE broadcast thread, or until the next gredunza is declared in that thread.
- Additionally, anyone that posts the phrase "Moss Covered Three Handled Family Gredunza" in whole or in part in a thread that is NOT for a regularly scheduled wrestling broadcast or pay-per-view, is considered a "Hardcore Gredunza" champion. The sole exception to this rule is for the nightly MSNBC Primetime Block discussion threads - the Hardcore Gredunza belt has been awarded so many times that a custom "MSNBC Prime Time" championship has been created (see gallery).
Gredunza By The Numbers Edit
As of 03/31/16, a total of 87 Farkers have won the Gredunza a combined 294 times. It has been botched 23 times and declared void once (see history above, "abeyanced" titles are still counted in this win total).
The first botching of the Gredunza occurred on 04/29/12 at the 2008 post.
The WrestleMania 29 thread produced 3 botches (1004, 2008, 3012) as well as a botch at 502 for the IATTTC.
The first multi-title thread Gredunza occurred on 11/20/11 as verbaltoxin won on the 2008 post.
The WrestleMania 28 thread produced the first 3012 and 4016 post Gredunza winners, nyrkah1 and FinFangFark, respectively.
The only non-WWE thread Gredunza was won by FirstNationalBastard on 06/10/12 during a TNA Impact broadcast.
10 Farkers have won back-to-back Gredunzas starting with Dougie AXP winning the first 2 in such fashion. FirstNationalBastard, nyrkah1, Jim from Saint Paul, slamjack, Earguy, ShiningWizard, That guy on the bike, Praise Cheesus and SpiritualRemains have all repeated as champ with That guy on the bike as the only Farker to win 3 in a row.
On 10/24/11 hobblekitty became the first female Gredunza Champion. ShiningWizard, Tenor Reaper, Jetskimoo and Praise Cheesus have since joined her as Farkette Gredunza Champions.
On 01/09/12 MagSeven became the first African-American Gredunza Champion.
nyrkah1 became the first double-digit champion with his 10th victory on 04/23/12. Since then silgryphon (13) and nathanjr (15) have joined the "Triple Gagne Club".
FirstNationalBastard is the only Farker to have won the Gredunza in each calendar year it has been contested (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). silgryphon can join him with a win sometime in 2016.
slamjack holds the record for most Gredunza wins in a single month with 3 in April, 2012.
ShiningWizard holds the record for most Gredunza wins in a year with 9 in 2014.
ShiningWizard holds the record for most consecutive months with a Gredunza win at 7 from Dec, 2013 to June, 2014.
On 05/19/15 my lip balm addiction became the first Farker to complete a belt sweep when he won the I AM THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, Gredunza and Last Man Standing in the Monday Night Raw thread.
FirstNationalBastard, nathanjr and ShiningWizard are all tied for the most Gredunza wins at Pay Per Views with 6 each.
Past Gredunza WinnersEdit
Gallery of Gredunza BeltsEdit
I Am The Tag Team Champions (belt)