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WWE United States Championship

WWE United States Championship

(also known as: NWA:Mid-Atlantic United States Championship, NWA United States Heavyweight Championship, WCW United States Heavyweight Championship)

 WON BY  WON FROM  DATE  LOCATION  EVENT  NOTES
 Harley Race  -  01/01/75  Tallahassee, FL  -  Race was awarded the title with the storyline explanation that he defeated Johnny Weaver in a tournament final
 Johnny Valentine  Harley Race  07/03/75  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  Title was vacated on 10/04/75 after Valentine suffered a career-ending injury in a plane crash
 Terry Funk  Paul Jones  11/09/75  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Paul Jones  Terry Funk  11/27/75  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Blackjack Mulligan  Paul Jones  03/13/76  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Paul Jones (2)  Blackjack Mulligan  10/16/76  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Blackjack Mulligan (2)  Paul Jones  11/28/76  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Paul Jones (3)  Blackjack Mulligan  12/09/76  Winston-Salem, NC  NWA live event  
 Blackjack Mulligan (3)  Paul Jones  12/15/76  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Bobo Brazil  Blackjack Mulligan  07/07/77  Norfolk, VA  NWA live event  
 Ric Flair  Bobo Brazil  07/29/77  Norfolk, VA  NWA live event  
 Ricky Steamboat  Ric Flair  10/23/77  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Blackjack Mulligan (4)  Ricky Steamboat  01/01/78  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Mr. Wrestling  Blackjack Mulligan  03/19/78  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Ric Flair (2)  Mr. Wrestling  04/09/78  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Ricky Steamboat (2)  Ric Flair  12/18/78  Toronto, Canada  NWA live event  
 Ric Flair (3)  Ricky Steamboat  04/01/79  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  Title was vacated on 08/12/79 when Flair won the NWA World Tag Team Championship four days prior
 Jimmy Snuka  Ricky Steamboat  09/01/79  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Ric Flair (4)  Jimmy Snuka  04/19/80  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Greg Valentine  Ric Flair  07/26/80  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  
 Ric Flair (5)  Greg Valentine  11/24/80  Greenville, SC  NWA live event  
 Roddy Piper  Ric Flair  01/27/81  Raleigh, NC  NWA live event  Title became the undisputed NWA United States Heavyweight Championship this month after NWA San Francisco, the final NWA promotion to recognise it's own U.S. Champion, closes
 Wahoo McDaniel  Roddy Piper  08/08/81  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  Title was vacated in September 1981 when McDaniel was injured by Abdullah The Butcher
 Sgt. Slaughter  Ricky Steamboat  10/04/81  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Wahoo McDaniel (2)  Sgt. Slaughter  05/21/82  Richmond, VA  NWA live event  
 Sgt. Slaughter (2)  Wahoo McDaniel  06/07/82  Greenville, SC  NWA live event  Slaughter was awarded the title due to McDaniel being injured by Don Muraco and Roddy Piper
 Wahoo McDaniel (3)  Sgt. Slaughter  08/22/82  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  
 Greg Valentine (2)  Wahoo McDaniel  11/04/82  Norfolk, VA  NWA live event  
 Roddy Piper (2)  Greg Valentine  04/16/83  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Greg Valentine (3)  Roddy Piper  04/30/83  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Dick Slater  Greg Valentine  12/14/83  Shelby, NC  NWA live event  
 Ricky Steamboat (3)  Dick Slater  04/21/84  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Wahoo McDaniel (4)  Ricky Steamboat  06/24/84  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  Title was vacated in July 1984 due to Tully Blanchard interfering in McDaniel's title win
 Wahoo McDaniel (5)  Manny Fernandez  10/07/84  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Magnum T.A.  Wahoo McDaniel  03/23/85  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  
 Tully Blanchard  Magnum T.A.  07/21/85  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  
 Magnum T.A. (2)  Tully Blanchard  11/28/85  Greensboro, NC  NWA Starrcade  Magnum was stripped of the title on 05/29/86 for attacking NWA President Bob Geigel
 Nikita Koloff  Magnum T.A.  08/17/86  Charlotte, NC  NWA live event  Koloff defeated Magnum in a Best Of Seven Series for the vacant title. Koloff then defeated Wahoo McDaniel on 09/28/86 to unify the United States and NWA National Heavyweight Championships
 Lex Luger  Nikita Koloff  07/11/87  Greensboro, NC  NWA live event  
 Dusty Rhodes  Lex Luger  11/26/87  Chicago, IL  NWA Starrcade  Rhodes was stripped of the title on 04/15/88 for attacking promoter Jim Crockett
 Barry Windham  Nikita Koloff  05/13/88  Houston, TX  NWA live event  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Lex Luger (2)  Barry Windham  02/20/89  Chicago, IL  NWA Chi-Town Rumble  
 Michael Hayes  Lex Luger  05/07/89  Nashville, TN  NWA Wrestle War  
 Lex Luger (3)  Michael Hayes  05/22/89  Bluefield, WV  NWA live event  
 Stan Hansen  Lex Luger  10/27/90  Chicago, IL  NWA Halloween Havoc  
 Lex Luger (4)  Stan Hansen  12/16/90  St. Louis, MO  NWA Starrcade  Luger gave up the title on 07/14/91 after winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
 Sting  Steve Austin  08/25/91  Atlanta, GA  WCW live event  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Rick Rude  Sting  11/19/91  Savannah, GA  WCW Clash Of The Champions XVII  Rude vacated the title in December 1992 due to injury
 Dustin Rhodes  Ricky Steamboat  01/11/93  Atlanta, GA  WCW Saturday Night  This was a match to fill the title vacancy. Title was held up after a Rhodes vs. Rick Rude match in May 1993 ended in a double pin
 Dustin Rhodes (2)  Rick Rude  08/30/93  Atlanta, GA  WCW live event  This was a rematch for the vacant title. WCW completely withdrew from the NWA in September 1993; the NWA begins to recognise it's own United States Champion, but WCW continues to recognise Rhodes as the WCW U.S. Champion
 Steve Austin  Dustin Rhodes  12/27/93  Charlotte, NC  WCW Starrcade  
 Ricky Steamboat (4)  Steve Austin  08/24/94  Cedar Rapids, IA  WCW Clash Of The Champions XXVIII  
 Steve Austin (2)  Ricky Steamboat  09/18/94  Roanoke, VA  WCW Fall Brawl  Austin was awarded the title because Steamboat was injured
 Jim Duggan  Steve Austin  09/18/94  Roanoke, VA  WCW Fall Brawl  
 Vader  Jim Duggan  12/27/94  Nashville, TN  WCW Starrcade  Vader was stripped of the title on 04/23/95 by Commisioner Nick Bockwinkel
 Sting (2)  Meng  06/18/95  Dayton, OH  WCW The Great American Bash  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Kensuke Sasaki  Sting  11/13/95  Tokyo, Japan  NJPW live event  
 One Man Gang  Kensuke Sasaki  12/27/95  Nashville, TN  WCW Starrcade  
 Konnan  One Man Gang  01/29/96  Canton, OH  WCW live event  
 Ric Flair (6)  Konnan  07/07/96  Daytona Beach, FL  WCW Bash At The Beach  Flair vacated the title in September 1996 after suffering a shoulder injury
 Eddie Guerrero  Diamond Dallas Page  12/29/96  Nashville, TN  WCW Starrcade  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Dean Malenko  Eddie Guerrero  03/16/97  North Charleston, SC  WCW Uncensored  
 Jeff Jarrett  Dean Malenko  06/09/97  Boston, MA  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Steve McMichael  Jeff Jarrett  08/21/97  Nashville, TN  WCW Clash Of The Champions XXXV  
 Curt Hennig  Steve McMichael  09/15/97  Charlotte, NC  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Diamond Dallas Page  Curt Hennig  12/28/97  Washington, D.C  WCW Starrcade  
 Raven  Diamond Dallas Page  04/19/98  Denver, CO  WCW Spring Stampede  
 Goldberg  Raven  04/20/98  Colorado Springs, CO  WCW Monday Nitro  Goldberg gave up the title on 07/06/98 after winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
 Bret Hart  Diamond Dallas Page  07/20/98  Salt Lake City, UT  WCW Monday Nitro  This was a match for the vacant title
 Lex Luger (5)  Bret Hart  08/10/98  Rapid City, SD  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Bret Hart (2)  Lex Luger  08/11/98  Fargo, ND  WCW Thunder  
 Diamond Dallas Page (3)  Bret Hart  10/26/98  Phoenix, AZ  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Bret Hart (3)  Diamond Dallas Page  11/30/98  Chattanooga, TN  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Roddy Piper (3)  Bret Hart  02/08/99  Buffalo, NY  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Scott Hall  Roddy Piper  02/21/99  Oakland, CA  WCW Superbrawl IX  Title was vacated on 03/16/99 due to Hall being injured
 Scott Steiner  Booker T  04/11/99  Tacoma, WA  WCW Spring Stampede  This was a tournament final for the vacant title. Steiner was stripped of the title on 07/05/99 by WCW President Ric Flair
 David Flair  -  07/05/99  Atlanta, GA  WCW Monday Nitro  Ric Flair awarded the title to his son David
 Chris Benoit  David Flair  08/09/99  Boise, ID  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Sid Vicious  Chris Benoit  09/12/99  Winston-Salem, NC  WCW Fall Brawl  
 Goldberg (2)  Sid Vicious  10/24/99  Las Vegas, NV  WCW Halloween Havoc  
 Bret Hart (4)  Goldberg  10/25/99  Pheonix, AZ  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Scott Hall (2)  Bret Hart  11/08/99  Indianapolis, IN  WCW Monday Nitro  This was a 4-way ladder match also involving Goldberg and Sid Vicious. Hall was forced to vacate the title on 12/19/99 due to a knee injury
Chris Benoit (2)  -  12/19/99  Washington, D.C  WCW Starrcade  Benoit was awarded the vacant title
 Jeff Jarrett (2)  Chris Benoit  12/20/99  Baltimore, MD  WCW Monday Nitro  Jarrett vacated the title on 01/16/00 due to injury
 Jeff Jarrett (3)  -  01/17/00  Columbus, OH  WCW Monday Nitro  WCW Commisioner Kevin Nash awarded Jarrett the title the day after he vacated it. Title was vacated once again on 04/10/00 when WCW entered into it's new era
 Scott Steiner (2)  Sting  04/16/00  Chicago, IL  WCW Spring Stampede  This was a tournament final for the vacant title. Steiner was stripped of the title on 07/09/00 for using the banned Steiner Recliner in a match against Mike Awesome
 Lance Storm  Mike Awesome  07/18/00  Auburn Hills, MI  WCW Monday Nitro  This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 Terry Funk (2)  Lance Storm  09/22/00  Amarillo, TX  WCW live event  
 Lance Storm (2)  Terry Funk  09/23/00  Lubbock, TX  WCW live event  
 Gen. Rection  Lance Storm  10/29/00  Las Vegas, NV  WCW Halloween Havoc  This was a handicap match where Storm teamed with Jim Duggan
 Lance Storm (3)  Gen. Rection  11/13/00  London, England  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Gen. Rection (2)  Lance Storm  11/26/00  Milwaukee, WI  WCW Mayhem  
 Shane Douglas  Gen. Rection  01/14/01  Indianapolis, IN  WCW Sin  
 Rick Steiner  Shane Douglas  02/05/01  Tupelo, MS  WCW Monday Nitro  
 Booker T  Rick Steiner  03/18/01  Jacksonville, FL  WCW Greed  Booker went on to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on 03/26/01, after the World Wrestling Federation had purchased WCW. The WCW U.S. title began being defended at WWF events from July 2001 onwards
 Chris Kanyon  Booker T  07/24/01  Pittsburgh, PA  WWF SmackDown  Booker and ECW owner Stephanie McMahon awarded Kanyon the title
 Tajiri  Chris Kanyon  09/10/01  San Antonio, TX  WWF Raw  
 Rhyno  Tajiri  09/23/01  Pittsburgh, PA  WWF Unforgiven  
 Kurt Angle  Rhyno  10/22/01  Kansas City, MO  WWF Raw  
 Edge  Kurt Angle  11/12/01  Boston, MA  WWF Raw  Title is unified with the WWF Intercontinental Championship after Edge defeated Test on 11/18/01, and is officially retired when the WCW/ECW Alliance closed down later that evening
 Eddie Guerrero (2)  Chris Benoit  07/27/03  Denver, CO  WWE Vengeance  SmackDown General Manager Stephanie McMahon revived the title as the WWE United States Championship. This was a tournament final for the vacant title
 The Big Show  Eddie Guerrero  10/19/03  Baltimore, MD  WWE No Mercy  
 John Cena  The Big Show  03/14/04  New York, NY  WWE WrestleMania XX  Cena was stripped of the title on 07/06/04 for attacking SmackDown General Manager Kurt Angle
 Booker T (2)  -  07/27/04  Cincinnati, OH  WWE SmackDown  This was an 8-man elimination match for the vacant title also involving John Cena, Rene Dupree, Billy Gunn, Charlie Haas, Luther Reigns, Kenzo Suzuki and Rob Van Dam
 John Cena (2)  Booker T  10/03/04  East Rutherford, NJ  WWE No Mercy  
 Carlito  John Cena  10/05/04  Boston, MA  WWE SmackDown  
 John Cena (3)  Carlito  11/16/04  Dayton, OH  WWE SmackDown  
 Orlando Jordan  John Cena  03/01/05  Albany, NY  WWE SmackDown  
 Chris Benoit (3)  Orlando Jordan  08/21/05  Washington, D.C  WWE Summerslam  
 Booker T (3)  Chris Benoit  10/18/05  Reno, NV  WWE SmackDown  Title was held up on 11/22/05 after a match between Booker and Benoit resulted in a double pin
 Booker T (4)  -  01/10/06  Philadelphia, PA  WWE SmackDown  Booker had been facing Chris Benoit in a Best Of Seven Series for the vacant title, however Booker became injured after winning the first three matches, and Randy Orton substituted for Booker afterwards, losing the next three matches to Benoit, but winning the final match to capture the vacant title for Booker
 Chris Benoit (4)  Booker T  02/19/06  Baltimore, MD  WWE No Way Out  
 John Bradshaw Layfield  Chris Benoit  04/02/06  Chicago, IL  WWE WrestleMania 22  
 Bobby Lashley  John Bradshaw Layfield  05/23/06  Bakersfield, CA  WWE SmackDown  
 Finlay  Bobby Lashley  07/11/06  Minneapolis, MN  WWE SmackDown  
 Mr. Kennedy  Finlay  08/29/06  Reading, PA  WWE SmackDown  This was a 3-way match also involving Bobby Lashley
 Chris Benoit (5)  Mr. Kennedy  10/10/06  Jacksonville, FL  WWE SmackDown  
 Montel Vontavious Porter  Chris Benoit  05/20/07  St. Louis, MO  WWE Judgment Day  
 Matt Hardy  Montel Vontavious Porter  04/27/08  Baltimore, MD  WWE Backlash  
 Shelton Benjamin  Matt Hardy  07/20/08  Uniondale, NY  WWE The Great American Bash  
 Montel Vontavious Porter (2)  Shelton Benjamin  03/17/09  Corpus Christi, TX  WWE SmackDown  
 Kofi Kingston  Montel Vontavious Porter  06/01/09  Birmingham, AL  WWE Raw  
 The Miz  Kofi Kingston  10/05/09  Wilkes-Barre, PA  WWE Raw  
 Bret Hart (5)  The Miz  05/17/10  Toronto, Canada  WWE Raw  Hart vacated the title on 05/24/10 after becoming General Manager of Raw
 R-Truth  The Miz  05/24/10  Toledo, OH  WWE Raw  This was a match for the vacant title
 The Miz (2)  R-Truth  06/14/10  Charlotte, NC  WWE Raw  This was a 4-way match also involving John Morrison and Zack Ryder
 Daniel Bryan  The Miz  09/19/10  Rosemont, IL  WWE Night Of Champions  
 Sheamus  Daniel Bryan  03/14/11  St. Louis, MO  WWE Raw  
 Kofi Kingston (2)  Sheamus  05/01/11  Tampa, FL  WWE Extreme Rules  
 Dolph Ziggler  Kofi Kingston  06/19/11  Washington, D.C  WWE Capitol Punishment  
 Zack Ryder  Dolph Ziggler  12/18/11  Baltimore, MD  WWE TLC  
 Jack Swagger  Zack Ryder  01/16/12  Anaheim, CA  WWE Raw  
 Santino Marella  Jack Swagger  03/05/12  Boston, MA  WWE Raw  
 Antonio Cesaro  Santino Marella  08/19/12  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Summerslam  
Kofi Kingston (3)  Antonio Cesaro  04/15/13  Greensville, SC  WWE Raw  
 Dean Ambrose  Kofi Kingston  05/19/13  St. Louis, MO  WWE Extreme Rules  
 Sheamus (2)  Dean Ambrose  05/05/13  Albany, NY  WWE Raw  This was a 20-man battle royal. Sheamus lastly eliminated Ambrose to win the title
 Rusev  Sheamus  11/03/14  Buffalo, NY  WWE Raw Backstage Pass  
 John Cena (4)  Rusev  03/29/15  Santa Clara, CA  WWE WrestleMania 31  
 Alberto Del Rio  John Cena  10/25/15  Los Angeles, CA  WWE Hell In A Cell  
 Kalisto  Alberto Del Rio  01/11/16  New Orleans, LA  WWE Raw  
 Alberto Del Rio (2)  Kalisto   01/12/16  Lafayette, LA  WWE Smackdown  
 Kalisto (2)  Alberto Del Rio  01/24/16  Orlando, FL  WWE Royal Rumble  
 Rusev (2)  Kalisto  05/22/16  Newark, NJ  WWE Extreme Rules