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WWE Championship

WWE Championship

(also known as: WWWF Championship, WWF Championship)

 WON BY  WON FROM  DATE  LOCATION  EVENT  NOTES
 Buddy Rogers  -  04/29/63  -  -  Rogers was awarded the title with the storyline explanation that he defeated Antonino Rocca in a tournament final in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
 Bruno Sammartino  Buddy Rogers  05/17/63  New York, NY  WWWF live event  
 Ivan Koloff  Bruno Sammartino  01/18/71  New York, NY  WWWF live event  
 Pedro Morales  Ivan Koloff  02/08/71  New York, NY  WWWF live event  
 Stan Stasiak  Pedro Morales  12/01/73  Philadelphia, PA  WWWF live event  
 Bruno Sammartino (2)  Stan Stasiak  12/10/73  New York, NY  WWWF live event  
 Billy Graham  Bruno Sammartino  04/30/77  Baltimore, MD  WWWF live event  
 Bob Backlund  Billy Graham  02/20/78  New York, NY  WWWF live event  
 Antonio Inoki  Bob Backlund  11/30/79  Tokushima, Japan  WWF live event  Backlund defeated Inoki in a rematch in Tokyo, Japan on 12/06/79, but WWF President Hisashi Shinma declared the match a no-contest due to Tiger Jeet Singh's interference, and the title was held up
 Bob Backlund (2)  Bobby Duncum  12/12/79  New York, NY  WWF live event  Backlund defeated Duncum in a Texas Death match for the vacant title. Title was held up on 10/19/81 after Backlund defeated Greg Valentine but the referee gave Valentine the title belt
 Bob Backlund (3)  Greg Valentine  11/23/81  New York, NY  WWF live event  Backlund defeated Valentine for the vacant title
 The Iron Sheik  Bob Backlund  12/26/83  New York, NY  WWF live event  
 Hulk Hogan  The Iron Sheik  01/23/84  New York, NY  WWF live event  
 Andre The Giant  Hulk Hogan  02/05/88  Indianapolis, IN  WWF The Main Event  Andre surrendered the title to Ted DiBiase immediately after defeating Hogan, however WWF President Jack Tunney nullified the decision and declared the title vacant
 Randy Savage  Ted DiBiase  03/27/88  Atlantic City, NJ  WWF WrestleMania IV  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Hulk Hogan (2)  Randy Savage  04/02/89  Atlantic City, NJ  WWF WrestleMania V  
 The Ultimate Warrior  Hulk Hogan  04/01/90  Toronto, Canada  WWF WrestleMania VI  
 Sgt. Slaughter  The Ultimate Warrior  01/19/91  Miami, FL  WWF Royal Rumble  
 Hulk Hogan (3)  Sgt. Slaughter  03/24/91  Los Angeles, CA  WWF WrestleMania VII  
 The Undertaker  Hulk Hogan  11/27/91  Detroit, MI  WWF Survivor Series  
 Hulk Hogan (4)  The Undertaker  12/03/91  San Antonio, TX  WWF This Tuesday In Texas  Jack Tunney stripped Hogan of the title on 12/04/91 due to the controversy surrounding this and the previous title change
 Ric Flair  -  01/19/92  Albany, NY  WWF Royal Rumble  This was a 30-man Royal Rumble match for the vacant title
 Randy Savage (2)  Ric Flair  04/05/92  Indianapolis, IN  WWF WrestleMania VIII  
 Ric Flair (2)  Randy Savage  09/01/92  Hershey, PA  WWF live event  
 Bret Hart  Ric Flair  10/12/92  Saskatoon, Canada  WWF live event  
 Yokozuna  Bret Hart  04/04/93  Las Vegas, NV  WWF WrestleMania IX  
 Hulk Hogan (5)  Yokozuna  04/04/93  Las Vegas, NV  WWF WrestleMania IX  
 Yokozuna (2)  Hulk Hogan  06/13/93  Dayton, OH  WWF King Of The Ring  
 Bret Hart (2)  Yokozuna  03/20/94  New York, NY  WWF WrestleMania X  
 Bob Backlund (4)  Bret Hart  11/23/94  San Antonio, TX  WWF Survivor Series  
 Diesel  Bob Backlund  11/26/94  New York, NY  WWF live event  
 Bret Hart (3)  Diesel  11/19/95  Landover, MD  WWF Survivor Series  
 Shawn Michaels  Bret Hart  03/31/96  Anaheim, CA  WWF WrestleMania XII  
 Sycho Sid  Shawn Michaels  11/17/96  New York, NY  WWF Survivor Series  
 Shawn Michaels (2)  Sycho Sid  01/19/97  San Antonio, TX  WWF Royal Rumble  Michaels forfeited the title on 02/13/97 after suffering a knee injury
 Bret Hart (4)  -  02/16/97  Chattanooga, TN  WWF In Your House: The Final Four  This was a 4-way elimination match for the vacant title also involving Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Vader
 Sycho Sid (2)  Bret Hart  02/17/97  Nashville, TN  WWF Raw  
 The Undertaker (2)  Sycho Sid  03/23/97  Rosemont, IL  WWF WrestleMania 13  
 Bret Hart (5)  The Undertaker  08/03/97  East Rutherford, NJ  WWF Summerslam  
 Shawn Michaels (3)  Bret Hart  11/09/97  Montreal, Canada  WWF Survivor Series  
 Steve Austin  Shawn Michaels  03/29/98  Boston, MA  WWF WrestleMania XIV  
 Kane  Steve Austin  06/28/98  Pittsburgh, PA  WWF King Of The Ring  
 Steve Austin (2)  Kane  06/29/98  Cleveland, OH  WWF Raw  Title was vacated after Kane and The Undertaker simultaneously pinned Austin in a 3-way match on 09/27/98
 The Rock  Mankind  11/15/98  St. Louis, MO  WWF Survivor Series  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Mankind  The Rock  12/29/98  Worcester, MA  WWF Raw  
 The Rock (2)  Mankind  01/24/99  Anaheim, CA  WWF Royal Rumble  
 Mankind (2)  The Rock  01/26/99  Tucson, AZ  WWF Halftime Heat  
 The Rock (3)  Mankind  02/15/99  Birmingham, AL  WWF Raw  
 Steve Austin (3)  The Rock  03/28/99  Philadelphia, PA  WWF WrestleMania XV  
 The Undertaker (3)  Steve Austin  05/23/99  Kansas City, MO  WWF Over The Edge  
 Steve Austin (4)  The Undertaker  06/28/99  Charlotte, NC  WWF Raw  
 Mankind (3)  Steve Austin  08/22/99  Minneapolis, MN  WWF Summerslam  This was a 3-way match also involving Triple H
 Triple H  Mankind  08/23/99  Ames, IA  WWF Raw  
 Vince McMahon  Triple H  09/14/99  Las Vegas, NV  WWF SmackDown  McMahon vacated the title on 09/20/99
 Triple H (2)  -  09/26/99  Charlotte, NC  WWF Unforgiven  This was a Six-Pack Challenge match for the vacant title also involving The Big Show, The British Bulldog, Kane, Mankind and The Rock
 The Big Show  Triple H  11/14/99  Detroit, MI  WWF Survivor Series  This was a 3-way match also involving The Rock
 Triple H (3)  The Big Show  01/03/00  Miami, FL  WWF Raw  
 The Rock (4)  Triple H  04/30/00  Washington, D.C  WWF Backlash  
 Triple H (4)  The Rock  05/21/00  Louisville, KY  WWF Judgment Day  
 The Rock (5)  Triple H  06/25/00  Boston, MA  WWF King Of The Ring  This was a 6-man tag team match pitting Triple H, Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon against Kane, The Rock and The Undertaker. Rock won the title by pinning Vince McMahon
 Kurt Angle  The Rock  10/22/00  Albany, NY  WWF No Mercy  
 The Rock (6)  Kurt Angle  02/25/01  Las Vegas, NV  WWF No Way Out  
 Steve Austin (5)  The Rock  04/01/01  Houston, TX  WWF WrestleMania X-Seven  
 Kurt Angle (2)  Steve Austin  09/23/01  Pittsburgh, PA  WWF Unforgiven  
 Steve Austin (6)  Kurt Angle  10/08/01  Indianapolis, IN  WWF Raw  
 Chris Jericho  Steve Angle  12/09/01  San Diego, CA  WWF Vengeance  Prior to this Jericho had defeated The Rock to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Jericho's WWF Championship win over Austin meant the two World titles were unified, and Jericho became the first WWF Undisputed Champion
 Triple H (5)  Chris Jericho  03/17/02  Toronto, Canada  WWF WrestleMania X8  
 Hulk Hogan (6)  Triple H  04/21/02  Kansas City, MO  WWF Backlash  
 The Undertaker (4)  Hulk Hogan  05/19/02  Nashville, TN  WWE Judgment Day  
 The Rock (7)  The Undertaker  07/21/02  Detroit, MI  WWE Vengeance  This was a 3-way match also involving Kurt Angle
 Brock Lesnar  The Rock  08/25/02  Uniondale, NY  WWE Summerslam  Lesnar started defending the title exclusively on SmackDown shows from 09/02/02, so the old WCW World Heavyweight title was recativated on Raw and renamed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Hence Lesnar's title could no longer be referred to as the WWE Undisputed Championship
 The Big Show (2)  Brock Lesnar  11/17/02  New York, NY  WWE Survivor Series  
 Kurt Angle (3)  The Big Show  12/15/02  Sunrise, FL  WWE Armageddon  
 Brock Lesnar (2)  Kurt Angle  03/30/03  Seattle, WA  WWE WrestleMania XIX  
 Kurt Angle (4)  Brock Lesnar  07/27/03  Denver, CO  WWE Vengeance  This was a 3-way match also involving The Big Show
 Brock Lesnar (3)  Kurt Angle  09/16/03  Raleigh, NC  WWE SmackDown  
 Eddie Guerrero  Brock Lesnar  02/15/04  Daly City, CA  WWE No Way Out  
 John Bradshaw Layfield  Eddie Guerrero  06/27/04  Norfolk, VA  WWE The Great American Bash  
 John Cena  John Bradshaw Layfield  04/03/05  Los Angeles, CA  WWE WrestleMania 21  
 Edge  John Cena  01/08/06  Albany, NY  WWE New Year's Revolution  
 John Cena (2)  Edge  01/29/06  Miami, FL  WWE Royal Rumble  
 Rob Van Dam  John Cena  06/11/06  New York, NY  ECW One Night Stand  
 Edge (2)  Rob Van Dam  07/03/06  Philadelphia, PA  WWE Raw  This was a 3-way match also involving John Cena
 John Cena (3)  Edge  09/17/06  Toronto, Canada  WWE Unforgiven  Cena vacated the title on 10/02/07 after suffering a pectoral injury
 Randy Orton  -  10/07/07  Rosemont, IL  WWE No Mercy  Vince McMahon awarded Orton the title
 Triple H (6)  Randy Orton  10/07/07  Rosemont, IL  WWE No Mercy  
 Randy Orton (2)  Triple H  10/07/07  Rosemont, IL  WWE No Mercy  
 Triple H (7)  Randy Orton  04/27/08  Baltimore, MD  WWE Backlash  This was a 4-way elimination match also involving John Cena and John Bradshaw Layfield
 Edge (3)  Triple H  11/23/08  Boston, MA  WWE Survivor Series  This was a 3-way match also involving Vladimir Koslov
 Jeff Hardy  Edge  12/14/08  Buffalo, NY  WWE Armageddon  This was a 3-way match also involving Triple H
 Edge (4)  Jeff Hardy  01/25/09  Detroit, MI  WWE Royal Rumble  
 Triple H (8)  Edge  02/15/09  Seattle, WA  WWE No Way Out  This was a 6-man Elimination Chamber match also involving The Big Show, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Koslov and The Undertaker
 Randy Orton (3)  Triple H  04/26/09  Providence, RI  WWE Backlash  This was a 6-man tag team match pitting Triple H, Shane McMahon and Vince McMahon against Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton in which if any member of Orton's team scored the pin, Orton would win the title
 Batista  Randy Orton  06/07/09  New Orleans, LA  WWE Extreme Rules  Batista gave up the title on 06/09/09 after suffering a biceps injury
 Randy Orton (4)  -  06/15/09  Charlotte, NC  WWE Raw  This was a 4-way match for the vacant title also involving The Big Show, John Cena and Triple H
 John Cena (4)  Randy Orton  09/13/09  Montreal, Canada  WWE Breaking Point  
 Randy Orton (5)  John Cena  10/04/09  Newark, NJ  WWE Hell In A Cell  
 John Cena (5)  Randy Orton  10/25/09  Pittsburgh, PA  WWE Bragging Rights  
 Sheamus  John Cena  12/13/09  San Antonio, TX  WWE TLC  
 John Cena (6)  Sheamus  02/21/10  St. Louis, MO  WWE Elimination Chamber  This was a 6-man Elimination Chamber match also involving Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton
 Batista (2)  John Cena  02/21/10  St. Louis, MO  WWE Elimination Chamber  
 John Cena (7)  Batista  03/28/10  Glendale, AZ  WWE WrestleMania XXVI  
 Sheamus (2)  John Cena  06/20/10  Uniondale, NY  WWE Fatal 4-Way  This was a 4-way match also involving Edge and Randy Orton
 Randy Orton (6)  Sheamus  09/19/10  Rosemont, IL  WWE Night Of Champions  This was a Six-Pack Challenge elimination match also involving Wade Barrett, John Cena, Edge and Chris Jericho
 The Miz  Randy Orton  11/22/10  Orlando, FL  WWE Raw  
 John Cena (8)  The Miz  05/01/11  Tampa, FL  WWE Extreme Rules  This was a 3-way Steel Cage match also involving John Morrison
 CM Punk  John Cena  07/17/11  Rosemont, IL  WWE Money In The Bank  Punk left WWE right after winning the title but returned to the company 8 days later still in possesion of the title and claiming to be the true champion
 Rey Mysterio  The Miz  07/25/11  Hampton, VA  WWE Raw  This was the final of an 8-man tournament to crown a new champion, however Triple H decreed that CM Punk was also still champion at this point
 John Cena (9)  Rey Mysterio  07/25/11  Hampton, VA  WWE Raw  Triple H decreed that CM Punk was still champion at this point
 Alberto Del Rio  CM Punk  08/14/11  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  Punk had defeated John Cena to be crowned the undisputed WWE Champion before Del Rio cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase and defeated Punk
 John Cena (10)  Alberto Del Rio  09/18/11  Buffalo, NY  WWE Night Of Champions  
 Alberto Del Rio (2)  John Cena  10/02/11  New Orleans, LA  WWE Hell In A Cell  This was a 3-way Hell In A Cell match also involving CM Punk
 CM Punk (2)  Alberto Del Rio  11/20/11  New York, NY  WWE Survivor Series  
 The Rock (8)  CM Punk  01/27/13  Phoenix, AZ  WWE Royal Rumble  
 John Cena (11)  The Rock  04/07/13  East Rutherford, NJ  WWE WrestleMania 29  
 Daniel Bryan  John Cena  08/18/13  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  
 Randy Orton (7)  Daniel Bryan  08/18/13  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  
 Daniel Bryan (2)  Randy Orton  09/15/13  Detroit, MI  WWE Night Of Champions  Triple H stripped Bryan of the title on 09/16/13 due to the controversial nature of Bryan's victory the previous evening
 Randy Orton (8)  Daniel Bryan  10/27/13  Miami, FL  WWE Hell In A Cell  This was a Hell In A Cell match for the vacant title. Orton defeated John Cena on 12/15/13 in a TLC match also for Cena's World Heavyweight Championship. This unified the two titles, and the WWE Championship became known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. For the sake of continuity and to avoid confusion where possible, JSB Wrestling will continue to refer to this, now the sole world title within WWE, as the WWE Championship
 Daniel Bryan (3)  Randy Orton  04/06/14  New Orleans, LA  WWE WrestleMania XXX  This was a 3-way match also involving Batista. Bryan was stripped of the title on 06/09/14 due to a neck injury
 John Cena (12)  -  06/29/14  Boston, MA  WWE Money In The Bank  This was an 8-way ladder match for the vacant title also involving Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Sheamus and Bray Wyatt
 Brock Lesnar (4)  John Cena  08/17/14  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  
 Seth Rollins  Brock Lesnar  03/29/15  Santa Clara, CA  WWE WrestleMania 31  Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract during the match between Lesnar and Roman Reigns, making it a 3-way match. Rollins pinned Reigns to win the title.