List of WWE Champions


List of WWE Champions

This is a chronological list of wrestlers that have been WWE Champion by ring name. The WWE Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. It is the original world title of WWE. Currently, it is the highest ranked championship on the SmackDown brand. There have been a total of 36 recognized champions who have had a combined 85 official reigns.

The championship has been known as:
*WWWF World Heavyweight Championship (1963 – 1971)
*WWWF Heavyweight Championship (1971 – 1979)
*WWF Heavyweight Championship (1979 - 1983)
*WWF World Heavyweight Championship/WWF Championship (1983 – December 2001)
*WWF/WWE "Undisputed" Championship (December 2001 – September 2002)
*WWE Championship (September 2002 – Present)

Title history

:" indicates reigns and title changes not recognized by WWE."
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Bob Backlund
1
February 20, 1978
New York, NY
small|The title was renamed the WWF Heavyweight Championship when the World Wide Wrestling Federation became the World Wrestling Federation in March 1979.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454116 | title = Bob Backlund's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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Antonio Inoki
1
November 30, 1979
Tokushima, Japan
small|cite web | url= http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwf/wwf-h.html | title =WWE World Heavyweight Title| publisher = Wrestling-titles.com | accessdate = 2007-03-18]
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colspan=2|Vacated
December 6, 1979
Tokyo, Japan
small|Vacated when Backlund pins Inoki, but WWF president Hisashi Shinma declares the match a no contest due to interference by Tiger Jeet Singh. Inoki refused the championship following Shinma's decision, and the title was declared vacant.
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Bob Backlund
1(2)†
December 12, 1979
New York, NY
small|Defeated Bobby Duncum in a Texas Death match.
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colspan=2|Held up
October 19, 1981
New York, NY
small|Title held up after a match against Greg Valentine in which the referee gave him the title after Backlund pinned him.
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Bob Backlund
1(3)†
November 23, 1981
New York, NY
small|Defeated Valentine in a rematch to win the held up title. According to the official championship history, Backlund's reign lasted from February 20, 1978 to December 26, 1983 and was never interrupted. [cite web |url=http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/|title=WWE: Inside WWE > Title History > WWE Championship |publisher=WWE.com|accessdate=2007-04-18] The title was referred to as the WWF World Heavyweight Championship in 1983 after the WWF withdrew from the NWA.
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The Iron Sheik
1
December 26, 1983
New York, NY
small|cite web |url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454118 | title = The Iron Sheik's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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Hulk Hogan
1
January 23, 1984
New York, NY
small|cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454120 | title = Hulk Hogan's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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André the Giant
1
February 5, 1988
Indianapolis, IN
small|Won the title at The Main Event I.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454122 | title = Andre the Giant's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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colspan=2|Vacated
February 5, 1988
Indianapolis, IN
small|Immediately after winning the title from Hogan, André surrendered the title to Ted DiBiase; President Jack Tunney nullified this decision, and vacated the title.
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Randy Savage
1
March 27, 1988
Atlantic City, NJ
small|Defeated Ted DiBiase in a tournament final at WrestleMania IV.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454122 | title = Randy Savage's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Hulk Hogan
2
April 2, 1989
Atlantic City, NJ
small|Won the title at WrestleMania V.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454126 | title = Hulk Hogan's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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The Ultimate Warrior
1
April 1, 1990
Toronto, ON
small|This match, at WrestleMania VI, was also for Warrior's WWF Intercontinental Championship.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454128 | title = The Ultimate Warrior's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Sgt. Slaughter
1
January 19, 1991
Miami, FL
small|Won the title at Royal Rumble.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454130 | title = Sgt. Slaughter's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Hulk Hogan
3
March 24, 1991
Los Angeles, CA
small|Won the title at WrestleMania VII.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454132 | title = Hulk Hogan's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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The Undertaker
1
November 27, 1991
Detroit, MI
small|Won the title at Survivor Series 1991.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454134 | title = The Undertaker's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Hulk Hogan
4
December 3, 1991
San Antonio, TX
small|Won the title at Tuesday in Texas.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454136 | title = Hulk Hogan's fourth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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colspan=2|Vacated
December 4, 1991|
small|Hogan was stripped of the title by WWF President Jack Tunney due to the controversy surrounding both of the previous title changes. This aired December 7, 1991 on "Superstars".
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Ric Flair
1
January 19, 1992
Albany, NY
small|Won the Royal Rumble match.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454138 | title = Ric Flair's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Randy Savage
2
April 5, 1992
Indianapolis, IN
small|Won the title at WrestleMania VIII.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454139 | title = Randy Savage's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Ric Flair
2
September 1, 1992
Hershey, PA
small|Won the title at a house show.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454137 | title = Ric Flair's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Bret Hart
1
October 12, 1992
Saskatoon, SK
small|Won the title at a house show. [http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling/cawthon777/92.htm] cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454135 | title = Bret Hart's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Yokozuna
1
April 4, 1993
Las Vegas, NV
small|Won the title at WrestleMania IX.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454133 | title = Yokozuna's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Hulk Hogan
5
April 4, 1993
Las Vegas, NV
small|Won the title at WrestleMania IX.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454131 | title = Hulk Hogan's fifth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Yokozuna
2
June 13, 1993
Dayton, OH
small|Won the title at King of the Ring.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454129 | title = Yokozuna's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Bret Hart
2
March 20, 1994
New York, NY
small|Won the title at WrestleMania X.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454127 | title = Bret Hart's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Bob Backland
2(4)
November 23, 1994
San Antonio, TX
small|This was a "Throw in the Towel" match at Survivor Series.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454125 | title = Bob Backlund's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Diesel
1
November 26, 1994
New York, NY
small|Won the title at a house show.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454123 | title = Diesel's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Bret Hart
3
November 19, 1995
Landover, MD
small|This was a no-disqualification match at Survivor Series.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454121 | title = Bret Hart's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-20]
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Shawn Michaels
1
March 31, 1996
Anaheim, CA
small|This was a 60-minute Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII, which Michaels won in overtime after a 0-0 draw.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454119 | title = Shawn Michaels's reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-21]
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Sycho Sid
1
November 17, 1996
New York, NY
small|Won the title at Survivor Series.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454117 | title = Sycho Sid's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-21]
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Shawn Michaels
2
January 19, 1997
San Antonio, TX
small|Won the title at Royal Rumble.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454115 | title = Shawn Michaels's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-21]
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colspan=2|Vacated
February 13, 1997
Lowell, MA
small|Michaels forfeited the title due to a knee injury.
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Bret Hart
4
February 16, 1997
Chattanooga, TN
small|This was a four-way elimination match also involving Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Vader, held at .cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454113 | title = Bret Hart's fourth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-21]
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Sycho Sid
2
February 17, 1997
Nashville, TN
small|Sid became the first wrestler to win the title on "Raw".cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454111|title=Sycho Sid's second reign|publisher=WWE.com|accessdate= 2007-03-21]
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The Undertaker
2
March 23, 1997
Rosemont, IL
small|Won the title at WrestleMania 13.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445419|title=The Undertaker's second reign|publisher=WWE.com| accessdate=2007-03-21]
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Bret Hart
5
August 3, 1997
East Rutherford, NJ
small|Won the title at SummerSlam with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445417 |title=Bret Hart's fifth reign|publisher= WWE.com|accessdate=2007-03-21]
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Shawn Michaels
3
November 9, 1997
Montreal, QC
small|Won the title at Survivor Series in the Montreal Screwjob.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445415 | title = Shawn Michaels's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-21]
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Steve Austin
1
March 29, 1998
Boston, MA
small|Won the title at WrestleMania XIV.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445413 | title = Steve Austin's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Kane
1
June 28, 1998
Pittsburgh, PA
small|This was a first blood match at King of the Ring.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445412 | title = Kane's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Steve Austin
2
June 29, 1998
Cleveland, OH
small|Won the title on "RAW is WAR".cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414011 | title = Steve Austin's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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colspan=2|Vacated
September 28, 1998
Detroit, MI
small|Vacated on "RAW is WAR" after Kane and The Undertaker simultaneously pinned Austin in a triple threat match the previous night at in Hamilton, ON.
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The Rock
1
November 15, 1998
St. Louis, MO
small|Defeated Mankind in a tournament final at Survivor Series.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541401 | title = The Rock's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Mankind
1
December 29, 1998
Worcester, MA
small|Aired January 4, 1999 on "RAW is WAR".cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541411 | title = Mankind's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Rock
2
January 24, 1999
Anaheim, CA
small|This was an "I Quit" match at Royal Rumble.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541412 | title = The Rock's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Mankind
2
January 26, 1999
Tucson, AZ
small|This was an empty arena match that aired as a special named Halftime Heat during halftime of Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414021 | title = Mankind's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Rock
3
February 15, 1999
Birmingham, AL
small|This was a ladder match on "RAW is WAR".cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414121 | title = The Rock's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Steve Austin
3
March 28, 1999
Philadelphia, PA
small|Won the title at WrestleMania XV.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414112 | title = Steve Austin's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Undertaker
3
May 23, 1999
Kansas City, MO
small|Won the title at Over the Edge with Shane McMahon as special guest referee.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414012 | title = The Undertaker's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Steve Austin
4
June 28, 1999
Charlotte, NC
small|Won the title on "RAW is WAR".cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140111|title=Steve Austin's fourth reign|publisher=WWE.com| accessdate=2007-03-22]
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Mankind
3
August 22, 1999
Minneapolis, MN
small|This was a triple threat match also involving Triple H at SummerSlam, with Jesse Ventura as guest referee.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541402|title=Mankind's third reign|publisher=WWE.com|accessdate= 2007-03-22]
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Triple H
1
August 23, 1999
Ames, IA
small|Won the title on "RAW is WAR" with Shane McMahon as special guest referee.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414111|title=Triple H's first reign|publisher=WWE.com|accessdate= 2007-03-22]
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Vince McMahon
1
September 14, 1999
Las Vegas, NV
small|Aired September 16, 1999 on "SmackDown!" with Shane McMahon as special guest referee.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541413|title=Vince McMahon's first reign|publisher=WWE.com| accessdate=2007-03-22]
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colspan=2|Vacated
September 20, 1999
Houston, TX
small|McMahon vacated the title on "RAW is WAR".
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Triple H
2
September 26, 1999
Charlotte, NC
small|This was a Six-Pack Challenge match at Unforgiven, also involving The Rock, Mankind, Big Show, The British Bulldog and Kane.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414013 | title = Triple H's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Big Show
1
November 14, 1999
Detroit, MI
small|This was a triple threat match at Survivor Series, also involving The Rock.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140112|title=The Big Show's first reign| publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Triple H
3
January 3, 2000
Miami, FL
small|Won the title on "RAW is WAR". Chris Jericho defeated Triple H on April 17, 2000 in State College, PA to win the title, but the decision was reversed and the title returned to Triple H 18 minutes later.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541403 | title = Triple H's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Rock
4
April 30, 2000
Washington, D.C.
small|Won the title at Backlash.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454141111 | title = The Rock's fourth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Triple H
4
May 21, 2000
Louisville, KY
small|This was a 60-minute Iron Man match at Judgment Day, which Triple H won 6-5 with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454141111 | title = Triple H's fourth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Rock
5
June 25, 2000
Boston, MA
small|This was a six-man tag team match at King of the Ring with The Rock, The Undertaker and Kane vs. Triple H, Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon. The Rock pinned Vince McMahon to win Triple H's title.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140 | title = The Rock's fifth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Kurt Angle
1
October 22, 2000
Albany, NY
small|Won the title at No Mercy.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140211 | title = Kurt Angle's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Rock
6
February 25, 2001
Las Vegas, NV
small|Won the title at No Way Out.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454141121 | title = The Rock's sixth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Steve Austin
5
April 1, 2001
Houston, TX
small|Won the title at WrestleMania X-Seven.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541401111 | title = Steve Austin's fifth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Kurt Angle
2
September 23, 2001
Pittsburgh, PA
small|Won the title at Unforgiven.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454141112 | title = Kurt Angle's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Steve Austin
6
October 8, 2001
Indianapolis, IN
small|Won the title on "Raw".cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414031 | title = Steve Austin's sixth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Chris Jericho
1
December 9, 2001
San Diego, CA
small|Jericho won a four man one night tournament consisting of himself, The Rock, Steve Austin and Kurt Angle to unify the World Championship with the WWF Championship at Vengeance. Austin defeated Angle to advance to the finals while Jericho defeated The Rock and subsequently defeated Austin in the finals. The unified title was named the WWF Undisputed Championship.cite web|url=http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541414|title=Chris Jericho's first reign|publisher=WWE.com|accessdate=2007-03-22]
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Triple H
5
March 17, 2002
Toronto, ON
small|Won the title at WrestleMania X8.cite web|url=http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140113|title= Triple H's fifth reign|publisher=WWE.com|accessdate=2007-03-22]
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Hulk Hogan
6
April 21, 2002
Kansas City, MO
small|Won the title at Backlash.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414114|title=Hulk Hogan's sixth reign|publisher=WWE.com| accessdate=2007-03-22] The title was renamed the WWE Undisputed Championship on May 6, 2002 after World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. settled a lawsuit with the World Wide Fund for Nature, and became simply World Wrestling Entertainment.
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The Undertaker
4
May 19, 2002
Nashville, TN
small|Won the title at Judgment Day.cite web|url= http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140212 | title = The Undertaker's fourth reign|publisher=WWE| accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Rock
7
July 21, 2002
Detroit, MI
small|This was a triple threat match at Vengeance, also involving Kurt Angle.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454141122 | title = The Rock's seventh reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Brock Lesnar
1
August 25, 2002
Uniondale, NY
small|Won the title at SummerSlam. "Undisputed" was removed from the title's name after it became exclusive to the SmackDown! brand on September 2, 2002, which resulted in the creation of the World Heavyweight Championship for the Raw brand.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541401112 | title = Brock Lesnar's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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The Big Show
2
November 17, 2002
New York, NY
small|Won the title at Survivor Series.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454141113 | title = The Big Show's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Kurt Angle
3
December 15, 2002
Sunrise, FL
small|Won the title at Armageddon.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/304454140131 | title = Kurt Angle's third reign | publisher=WWE| accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Brock Lesnar
2
March 30, 2003
Seattle, WA
small|Won the title at WrestleMania XIX.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414032 | title = Brock Lesnar's second reign | publisher=WWE| accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Kurt Angle
4
July 27, 2003
Denver, CO
small|This was a triple threat match at Vengeance, also involving The Big Show.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541415 | title = Kurt Angle's fourth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Brock Lesnar
3
September 16, 2003
Raleigh, NC
small|This was a 60-minute Iron Man match, aired September 18, 2003 on "SmackDown!".cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541405 | title = Brock Lesnar's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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Eddie Guerrero
1
February 15, 2004
San Francisco, CA
small|Won the title at No Way Out.cite web | url = http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541411112 | title = Eddie Guerrero's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-22]
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John "Bradshaw" Layfield
1
June 27, 2004
Norfolk, VA
small|This was a Texas Bullrope match at the Great American Bash.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/3044541401121 | title = John Bradshaw Layfield's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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John Cena
1
April 3, 2005
Los Angeles, CA
small|Won the title at WrestleMania 21; the title became "Raw"-exclusive on June 6, 2005 in St. Louis, MO when Cena was drafted to "Raw" as the first pick in the 2005 Draft Lottery.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/30445414132 | title = John Cena's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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Edge
1
January 8, 2006
Albany, NY
small|Cashed in his "Money in the Bank" contract from WrestleMania 21 after Cena won an Elimination Chamber match at New Year's Revolution just minutes earlier.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/1915976 | title = Edge's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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John Cena
2
January 29, 2006
Miami, FL
small|Won the title at Royal Rumble.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/2039062 | title = John Cena's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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Rob Van Dam
1
June 11, 2006
New York, NY
small|Cashed in his "Money in the Bank" contract from WrestleMania 22. This was an Extreme Rules match at ECW One Night Stand. The title becomes property of the "ECW" brand.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/2908088 | title = Rob Van Dam's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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Edge
2
July 3, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
small|This was a triple threat match on "Raw", also involving John Cena. The title again becomes "Raw" exclusive.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/2999952 | title =Edge's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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John Cena
3
September 17, 2006
Toronto, ON
small|This was a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at Unforgiven.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/29999521 | title =John Cena's third reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-03-17]
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colspan=2|Vacated
October 2, 2007
Dayton, OH
small|Vacated on " ECW" when Cena suffered a torn right pectoral tendon on the October 1 edition of "Raw".cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/archive/10012007/articles/cenainjuryupdate| title =Cena out with pec tear, must surrender WWE Championship | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-10-03]
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Randy Orton
1
October 7, 2007
Rosemont, IL
small|Awarded the title by Vince McMahon at No Mercy.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/5594222 | title =Randy Orton's first reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-10-07]
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Triple H
6
October 7, 2007
Rosemont, IL
small|Won the title at No Mercy.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/5594210 | title =Triple H's sixth reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-10-07]
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Randy Orton
2
October 7, 2007
Rosemont, IL
small|This was a Last Man Standing match at No Mercy.cite web | url =http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/5594202 | title =Randy Orton's second reign | publisher = WWE.com | accessdate = 2007-10-07]
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Triple H
7
April 27, 2008
Baltimore, MD
small|This was a Fatal-Four Way Elimination match at Backlash, also involving John Cena and John "Bradshaw" Layfield. The title became a SmackDown! exclusive world title once again when Triple H was drafted to SmackDown! on June 23, 2008. [90]

References

ee also

*List of WWE Championship reigns by length

External links

* [http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/wwechampionship/ Official WWE Championship Title History]
* [http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwf/wwf-h.html#011209 WWE Championship history at Wrestling Titles.com]


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